President Rodrigo Duterte is ready to face outgoing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV anytime.
“Patapang-tapang — dinadaan mo sa tapang. Akala mo naman, tatlo ‘yung bayag mo. Eh abnormal ka kung ganun. You are no braver than your… Adre, pareho lang tayo,” said Duterte in a speech in Pasig City.
“Any time, any time, any time ako. I am ready to go. I’m 74,” he added.
The only reason why Duterte is holding back in personally confronting with Trillanes is his status as President.
“Kung hindi lang ako…Kung na-mayor lang ako, pupuntahan kita sa bahay mo. Buhos ko ‘yang kape mo sa mukha mo. Totoo,” he said.
Duterte is blaming Trillanes, his Magdalo group, the Liberal Party and allied media outfits for producing the latest attack on him and his family, the “Totoong Narcolist” video which Malacanang believed is a key driver in a plot to oust him.
The narrator, a hooded whistleblower who called himself “Bikoy”, claimed that Duterte, his children, son-in-law and top aide were getting millions in regular payoffs through secret bank accounts from a Bicol-based drug syndicate.
“Kung makahawak ng dokumento, maski na double-deck hearsay lang or… ‘O ito, ito, ito ‘yung papel’. Without really knowing what’s in there,” said Duterte.
“Eh ‘yang kabobohan, just because you are a graduate of what? PMA (Philippine Military Academy)?…Soldiers who are also idiots and who think that because they are soldiers, they know better than you at kung ano ang pinaggagawa…Lumabas na ngayon ‘yang Bikoy na ‘yan. At kung ano ang paninira nila, pati anak ko,” he added.