Senator Antonio Trillanes on Wednesday warned President Rodrigo Duterte that he “will pay” for the crimes he had committed to push his war on drugs.
He issued the warning after the President slammed him for downplaying the result of a recent Social Weather Station (SWS) which showed that majority of Filipinos believed that the number of drug users has declined.
“Mr. Duterte, let me break it down for you like you’re a 5-year old. If you were able to reduce the number of addicts because they were rehabilitated; the drug lords were imprisoned; and the shabu supply stopped; then you can say that your anti-drug program is effective,” Trillanes said.
“But, no, their number reduced because you did the most simplistic, most ruthless and most barbaric option there is: you had your countrymen killed even on mere suspicion of drug use,” he said.
“And for those crimes, mananagot ka!” the opposition senator said.
In an earlier statement regarding the said SWS survey on the reduction of drug addicts, Trillanes chided Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo for bragging about Duterte’s accomplishment in his war on drugs.
“Since libu-libo ang pinatay nyo na addicts without due process and without giving them the opportunity to be rehabilitated, di ba natural lang na mababawasan ang addicts?” he stressed.
“So, what are you celebrating, Mr. Panelo, the ruthlessness of your boss?” Trillanes said.