President Rodrigo Duterte said during during the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP Laban) campaign rally in Isabela that
Manuel “Mar” Araneta Roxas II having the name of former Philippine President Manuel Roxas does not mean he is brilliant.
President Duterte also said that he can “shoot” Roxas for free.
“Ito si Roxas. It’s not because you are a namesake of Roxas mahusay ka. Itong tao na ito walang loyalty ‘to. Panahon ni Arroyo, nandiyan siya. Panahon ni Aquino, nandoon siya. Wala ito. Paganun-ganun,” Duterte said.
“He pretends to be somebody. Tao na walang prinsipyo, wala talaga ‘yan. You are nothing to me. I can even shoot you for free. Gaya ng sine,” he added.
“You know Mar Roxas, I kill people for money. But since you are nothing I will shoot you for free,” Duterte said.