Duterte to Japanese businessmen: We will 'kill' investment problems

Arianne Merez, ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 29 2019 03:42 PM | Updated as of May 29 2019 08:48 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is welcomed by Presidential Adviser on the Peace Process Carlito Galvez Jr. upon his arrival at a hotel in Tokyo, Japan on May 28, 2019. Ruji Abat, Presidential Photo

MANILA -- President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday told Japanese businessmen that he would "kill" roadblocks to investing in the Philippines as he promised a corruption-free regime.

Japanese businessmen's concerns will be addressed within 24 hours, Duterte told an investor forum in the Japanese capital, on his third official visit to the country.

"During my time, there will be no corruption. Every Japanese investor in my country, I can assure you, if there's any complaint regarding hindrances or outright corruption, let me know," Duterte said.

"I will talk to you and let me know what your problem is and we will kill that problem," he said.

Dutetre said he was hopeful for a more vibrant market in Japan for Philippine mangoes, bananas and pineapples.

"We are firmly committed to maintain stable and predictable environment for robust and business partnerships between the Philippines and Japan," he said.

The Philippine delegation to Japan is expected to bring home over P300 billion in investments which would generate 80,000 jobs.

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