If the Phillipines needs every cent, why do they restrict their major income source, OFW. The Politics in Philippines is not driven by logic.
Not dutertes logic, but he will not stay in power forever.
Not Duterte's logic, but he will not stay in power forever.
His money and that of his friends is "dryly housed"...
but there are many others waiting to finally get to the "food pots".
That and only that drives them !