JUST IN - TRILLANES HITS PRES DUTERTE FOR MISSING HIS CAMPAIGN PROMISE IN WAR ON DRUGS. MUST READ THIS!
After President Rodrigo Duterte announce the possibility of imposing martial law due “contingency to meet widespread violence,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV slams the president for missing his campaign promise and needing martial law to achieve it.
During the campaign season Duterte said that he will step down should he fail to end the drug menace in the country within three to six months.
“Akala ko ba three to six months lang kaya nya ng tapusin ang drug problem or else magre-resign sya? Tapos ngayon kailangan na mag martial law? Anyare? Nag-supermoon (I though he could solve the drug problem within three to six months or else he would resign? And now, martial law is necessary? What happened? It became a supermoon)?” Trillanes said in a text message to reporters.
Trillanes is a member of the opposition bloc and a staunch critic of Duterte. The senator even accused the President of being behind the alleged extrajudicial killings in the country.
While he said he was not keen on imposing martial law, Duterte said it could be a “contingency” measure to solve widespread violence in the country.
“I am not a fan of Martial Law. Abugado ako e. Natakot yung mga tao sa (I’m a lawyer. People were afraid of) martial law but if ever, martial law is a contingency to meet widespread violence,” the President was quoted by the media as saying Tuesday night.
Duterte had also warned earlier that he would suspend the privilege writ of habeas corpus if lawlessness in the country would escalate. He later told congressional leaders that he was just “thinking aloud” when he made the said remark.
SOURCE : TRENDTITAN