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Duterte dares soldiers to stage coup, kill him: Death by bullet better than by disease

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President Rodrigo Duterte has challenged soldiers to stage a coup d’etat and kill him, saying he would prefer to die at their hands than due to sickness.

In his one on one interview with Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo Tuesday (September 11), Duterte said soldiers could mount the coup as early as they want.

“Huwag na ninyong patagalin. Eh ‘yung plano ninyong mag-sabotage ganun sa May — September 21? Eh ‘di gawain ninyo eh,” he said.

“Ngayon, kung hindi nila madala sa paputok-paputok, mag-assassinate. Kaligaya ko na lang mamatay sa kamay ninyo at least hindi mamatay sa sakit. Ano ba naman ‘yang bala?“ he said.

Duterte said he would prefer to die by a bullet because the agony ends immediately.

Earlier in his talk with Panelo, the President told soldiers that they can join Senator Antonio Trillanes IV in his alleged plan to destabilize the government.