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Thursday, September 6, 2018



Trillanes dares Duterte to declare revolutionary government



In a press conference on Thursday, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV dared President Rodrigo Duterte to declare revolutionary government to continue his personal interest and political maneuvers.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV / Photo from ABS-CBN

Kung gagawa sila ng isang milagro e sa akin mag-declare na lang sila ng revolutionary government. Huwag na magpanggap,” Trillanes said.

Trillanes iterated that the administration is pressing for the revocation of his amnesty and arrest him even if he has already adhered all the requirements.

Kapag nagdeclare na si Mr. Duterte ng revolutionary government, ibig sabihin nun wala na ‘yung Senado, wala na yung Supreme Court, e ‘yan ibig sabhin diktaturya na. Kapag ganyan e dun na magkakaalaman kung anong gagawin,” he said.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV / Photo from Rappler

Sa akin they can do their worst pero magkamali siyang mag-cross ng line, magkakaalam talaga,” he said, adding that he police and the military won't follow Duterte's order.

I believe the members of the Armed Forces, the Defense department, alam nila yung lessons in history, alam nila yung mga nangyari nung martial law. Alam nila ‘yung legal at illegal order at alam nila na si Duterte hindi ito tatagal, mawawala at mawawala ito, believe me.”

He also urged Duterte to be a man and just order his arrest instead of issuing a proclamation.

Magpakalalaki ka kung gusto mo akong ipaaresto, make a categorical order. Huwag ‘yung isusubo mo ang AFP sa alanganin.  The AFP and PNP, wala naman silang pinanghahawakan dito. Inuutusan silang gumawa ng mali,” he said.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV / Photo from Rappler

Gusto ko sabihin niya sa harap ng camera, utusan ang AFP at PNP na balewalain ang lahat ng legalities at ipaaresto ako. ‘Yun ang gusto kong gawin niya. Aabangan ko na lang, iutos mo sa camera despite the legal obstacles, ram it through,” he added.

Trillanes said it is unfortunate that the police and militart are being used by Duterte.

That’s very unfortunate, but that’s exactly what Duterte wants to do. He is using the AFP and the PNP so that he can achieve his political ends. And worse, he is making these maneuvers while he is outside the country. If you would review, the major or the controversial incidents in the country, most of them happen while Duterte is out of the country,” Trillanes said.