Senator Antonio Trillanes said that he doesn’t care that the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Armed Forces of the Philippines removed his security detail.
Trillanes confirmed the news during an event in Quezon City that his PNP and AFP had recalled his police and army escorts since June without any explanation.
“Yes…Rinecall daw sila…As far as I know since end of June pa eh,” Trillanes said on the sidelines of an opposition event in Quezon City.
“The security detail from AFP were also recalled. Their orders were not renewed and expired since end of June. Also, the Senate has not detailed any security personnel for me,” he said.
However, he said that some former soldiers from Magdalo Group are now guarding him.
Trillanes also said that he’s prepared to defend himself and he knows that if something bad happened to him, it might be an indication from God that it’s already his time to go.
He also mocked Duterte again, calling him a coward.
“Huwag silang mag alala dahil siguro by this time I know how to take care of my self pero hindi rin naman ako paranoid. I’m a fatalist. I know God has a plan, kung oras mo, oras mo,” Trillanes said.
“Pero sa akin ganito lang subukan lang nila. Kilala ko yang si (President Rodrigo) Duterte by now, duwag ‘yan,” he added.
President Duterte in his speech in Cebu City said that someone might shoot Senator Trillanes someday because of his arrogance.
You know how politicians are. Trillanes is always trying to act tough and threatening and thinks he’s better than he is,” Duterte said.
“He feels confident because he’s from the Armed Forces, the Navy. But who would believe him? He likes to fight a lot. He was part of the Magdalo before and was pardoned by [former President Benigno] Aquino. Now look what happened. He’s always calling for a fight,” he added.
“He believes that he’s the only tough one around because nobody fought him back. But there will come a day that someone will shoot him because he’s arrogant,” Duterte said.