President Rodrigo Duterte’s personal baller which he used during the presidential campaign, was auctioned off in Beijing , China for at least P1 million.
Johnny Sy, of the Philippine-China business delegation, bought Duterte’s baller during the auction at the Grand Beijing Hotel, according to chief Presidential legal counsel Salvador Panelo.
“The money will be used to fund a drug rehabilitation facility. The baller band, which was personally worn by the President during his election campaign, was put on auction during the event,” Panelo said.
Meanwhile, some $15 million was awarded to the Philippines by the Chinese government to fund the government’s war on drugs, notably in law enforcement and security cooperation as well as joint intelligence operation.
The Chinese government also provided fund for the building up of a mega-drug rehabilitation center in Fort Magsaysay, Nueva Ecija.