Former Senator Antonio Trillanes said President Rodrigo Duterte purposely hid himself from the public eye so that he would be talked about and reappear as a “conquering hero.”
“I’m not buying this info that Duterte is sick. He’s been doing that for the past 5 years. Mawawala kunyare (pretend to disappear) then they’d float their own rumor. Tapos lalabas (then appear) like a conquering hero and burn all those who went for the ride, ” the opposition senator said.
“He’s a narcissist, remember? He craves for the attention,” Trillanes, a staunch critic of Duterte, said in a statement.
In his TALK TO THE PEOPLE pre-recorded public address, Duterte shot down rumors about being ill, saying he purposely decided to be out of public eye last week because he was busy reviewing and signing papers that involved “agriculture” issues.
In his first public appearance in nearly two weeks, Duterte on Monday dismissed speculations he is sick and taunted critics who allegedly want to see him dead.
Duterte has challenged critics to “pray harder” if they wanted rumors about his being ill or dead to come true.
“If you want me to die early, you must pray harder. What you would like to happen is to see me go. You want me to go and you’re praying for that,” he addedf
Duterte’s chief legal counsel has come to the defense of the President and slammed Trillanes for branding Duterte as a “narcissist”.
April 12, 2021
MANILA – Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo on Monday slammed former Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV for branding President Rodrigo Duterte as a “narcissist”.“Palibhasa kasi pag nakikita nitong dating senador na ito ang sarili niya sa salamin,… Read More