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Kung may solusyon s’ya sa Covid! Duterte says willing to give up presidency so Ely Pamatong can take over

“Sabi niya... he will solve the problem in three weeks. Sabi niya, ang military kailangan arestuhin [ako] because [he is] ready to solve the pandemic that has struck the entire planet Earth and he will solve the problem,” according to the President.

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte said Monday evening he is willing to step down if Atty. Ely Pamatong can stop the continued spread of the new coronavirus.

In a televised public briefing, Duterte invited Pamatong, the self-proclaimed President of the Philippines, to Malacañang to discuss the health crisis.

“Sabi niya… he will solve the problem in three weeks. Sabi niya, ang military kailangan arestuhin [ako] because [he is] ready to solve the pandemic that has struck the entire planet Earth and he will solve the problem,” according to the President.

“Kung ganun, tama, I agree. Punta siya dito mag-usap kami. Kung ang solusyon niya okay, then sabihin mo sa military tama si Pamatong, alis na ako,” he also said.

In a Facebook post dated April 4, Pamatong cited an “unconfirmed report” that Duterte “had some kind of an attack, maybe a heart attack, I don’t know, coronavirus attack.”

He went on to say that, “My feeling is because of how he looks because of his countenance, he could either be dying or dead. Should he die, I would like to tell you, especially the military, that I will take over as the incumbent, the full-fledged President of the Philippines. I will immediately proceed to Malacañang and I’m asking the Armed Forces to protect me and follow me as their commander-in-chief.”

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