If President Duterte’s countrymen wish him to step down from his office, a simple letter and a text message could suffice.
During the 11th Anniversary Commemoration of the Armed Forces of the Philippines’ (AFP) Eastern Mindanao Command in Panacan, Davao City on Friday, Pres. Duterte said that it is better to be frank and clear.
“If you no longer find honor in my words, then there is no reason why I have to insist on leading a country,” he added.
He pointed out, “That’s part of our oath of office. Without fear or favor… at walang… Basta kami, trabaho lang. Mabuti ‘yung magklaro tayo kasi ayaw ko ‘yung magdududa kayo. Anyway, there will be a time for that… and if I think that I cannot lead you anymore with honor, sabihin ko sa inyo, feel free to write me a letter or maybe a text… step down as President.”
[Without fear or favor… All I know, we’re just working. It’s better to be clear because I don’t want you to doubt me. Anyway, there will be a time for that…and if I think that I cannot lead you anymore with honor, I tell you, feel free to write me a letter or maybe a text… step down as President.]
He also mentioned the allegations thrown at him by Senator Trillanes that he has more than P211 million hidden wealth in his bank accounts. He said everyone is free to investigate on this accusation.
“Election pa ‘yun. ‘Yung akin P211 million… and as a matter of fact, I gave them a general permission even to kalkalin ninyo hanggang to the last rural bank in the Philippines. Kung makita ninyo, inyo ‘yan. I do not have that money,” Duterte retorted.
[It was during election, that I allegedly have P211 million…and as a matter of fact, I gave them permission to search even the last rural bank in the Philippines. If you can find it, it’s yours. I do not have that money.]