Duterte mocks his critics in Myanmar speech
President Rodrigo Duterte has been opposed on all sides with Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Senator Leila de Lima, and Vice President Leni Robredo as prominent figures in the opposition, however the tables have turned as Duterte mocked his opponents during his speech to a Filipino community in Myanmar.
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“Mga kalaban ko, gusto akong… Si Leni, apurado masyado maging Presidente,” Duterte said which elicited laughter from the crowd.
The joke was made in the context of the aftermath of Robredo’s videoed message to the United Nations where she publicized her allegations on extrajudicial killings and other aspects to the world, much to the dismay of the people.
Duterte also noted Trillanes mutiny attempt in Makati City back during the Arroyo administration which Dutere commented as idiotic and cowardly of the senator to have done that.
“Di naman umabot ng barilan, ni isang putok,” Duterte mocked.
Duterte related Trillanes’ action to that of de Lima’s by saying that “nakita niyo naman behavior [of Trillanes], medyo pareho kay De Lima.”
Duterte adds that while de Lima keeps on claiming she is a political prisoner, “since when? Since when ako nagpakulong ng opposition diyan?” furthering that the tragedy in our country is that “it was the secretary of justice [de Lima] herself running, trafficking drugs.”
The President also brought up the issue of killings in his drug war which he admitted that it’s true many people die, however if “there is violent resistance and if you [police] think you will die, shoot the idiot.”
Duterte mocks his critics in Myanmar speech Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on March 20, 2017 Rating: