- Senator took swipe at president once again
- He said Duterte won’t be able to finish term because of ICC case
- He also said Duterte’s allies may end up backstabbing him once his popularity subsides
MANILA, Philippines – President Rodrigo Duterte’s staunchest critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes took a swipe at him again; saying he won’t be able to last six years because of the case filed against him at the International Criminal Court (ICC).
“Palagay ko, hindi niya [matatapos ang termino] dahil nakaumang ang ICC case. Mabigat ito dahil hindi nila ito madadaan sa propaganda o sa troll army. Matindi ang tama niyan,” he told GMA News.
[I think he will not finish his term because of the ICC case. This is serious because he cannot course this through his propaganda or troll army. This will have heavy consequences.]
In case the ICC case does not fall through, Trillanes said Duterte’ could face impeachment from his very own allies once his popularity subsides.
“Next year, impeachment ulit dahil naka-depende ‘yan sa ihip ng hangin. Pagka-nagbago ang ihip ng hangin, ‘yan mismong congressmen na sumisipsip ngayon, ‘yan din ang sasaksak sa likod niya,” he said.
[Next year, he will face impeachment again because it depends on the direction of the wind. When the wind changes, those congressmen who are sucking up to him, they will be the ones to stab him in the back.]
Trillanes also scored Duterte over his policies; saying he has not fulfilled his promises and that the country was going nowhere under him.
“Kung sa street lingo, eh sa kangkungan talaga tayo pupulutin at the rate we are going, kasi wala talaga kaming direksyon na nakikita,” he said.
[In street language, we will end up in a field of ‘kangkungan’ at the rate we are going, because we really do not see any direction.]