Duterte is ‘mentally ill’, says Mabilog’s wife

President Rodrigo Duterte (left) and former Iloilo City first lady Maria Victoria “Marivic” Mabilog (right)

The former Iloilo City first lady lambasted President Rodrigo Duterte for “threatening” again to kill her husband, dismissed mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog, if he returns to the country.

Maria Victoria “Marivic” Mabilog, in an interview over radio station Bombo Radyo-Iloilo, said Duterte is “mentally ill” and capable of killing people.

According to her, people like Duterte are not worth the time and attention.

The President, in a speech in Tarlac City on Wednesday, March 7, said: “Hindi na siya (Jed) umuwi kasi papatayin ko talaga siya.

Jed flew abroad on August 31 last year. The following month, Marivic and their children also left the country due to security concerns.

The former mayor was among the officials included on the President’s “narco-list.”

But Jed denied the accusation. “I am not involved in the protection, trade and use of illegal drugs.”

Marivic said Duterte’s accusation remains “baseless.” “Up to now, the President has no evidence to prove his claim.”

Jed was dismissed from service by the Ombudsman in October 2017 for his alleged unexplained wealth.

His second dismissal order in connection with the alleged anomalous towing deal was issued in January this year.IMT