President Rodrigo Duterte slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes and Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano in his speech during the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project Groundbreaking Ceremony on November 26, 2018, saying that his two critics only know how to destroy other people’s reputation.
Duterte questioned how Trillanes and Alejano passed the Philippine Military Academy (PMA) despite having poor values and treatment on their colleagues like former Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff Angelo Reyes.
According to him, people only voted for Trillanes and Alejano because of the unpopularity of former President Gloria Arroyo and they thought that the two former soldiers are ‘reformers’.
“Alam mo ayaw ko sa kanya (Trillanes) yung sinabi niya sa kapwa sundalo niya [na] PMA’er si General Reyes is trying to say ‘your honor may I allow to talk and defend my honor,'” Duterte said.
“Alam mo ang sinabi ng g*go (Trillanes) ‘no sit down you have no honor’, kaya sabi ko eto ugok to,” he added.
He also cautioned the people in voting the Magdalo group of Sen. Trillanes, saying that his group is not acting like former soldiers because of their bad habits.
“Sige boto niyo pa yang magdalo magdalo, nagkakalat lang sa mundo ang mga g*go, kita mo noong nag reunion sila nakahilera ang tanduay at beer sige inuman, yan mga sundalo ninyo?” he said.
“Sinira yung peninsula, tapos nag surrender, tapos matapang daw siya, sus Trillanes amoy kita,” he added.
President Rodrigo Duterte believed that the two coups launched by the Magdalo group are only for ‘show’.
He also mentioned again the alleged VIP treatment received by Sen. Trillanes during his cadetship in PMA and their investigation on the deals of the latter’s parents in Philippine Navy (PA).
“We are looking into the papers, we’re investigating quietly yung mga deals sa panahon ng tatay.. yung involve yung nanay niya and it can be very soon na lalabas yan,” Duterte said.
The President even suspected that Alejano might also receive the same VIP treatment in PMA like his colleague Trillanes while the other cadets are suffering from rigorous training.
“Ikaw PMAer ka, nasa opisina ka ng tatay mo kumakain ka ng peanut butter tapos yung mga classmate mo (naghihirap), kaya ka ganyan you acting like a spoiled brat,” Duterte said.
In September, President Duterte already mentioned the alleged corrupt activities committed by the father of Sen. Trillanes.
“Kayong mga sundalo bilib kayo kay Trillanes. Ang tatay niyan nasa serbisyo pa, siya nasa serbisyo… ang transaksyon ang karamihang supply sa Navy, ang nanay niya,” he said.
However, Trillanes denied the accusations of the President and asked him not to drag his parents from their political fight.