‘Resignation just an afterthought’- Duterte
After raising the specter of a military takeover and brushing aside the constitutional provision on succession, President Duterte
yesterday said his announced plan to resign was just an “afterthought” – borne out of frustration over the continuing drug menace and corruption.
“I was frustrated. But remember that I was addressing myself to the military and the police and nobody else. What you heard was an afterthought,
actually,” Duterte said at the Hugpong ng Pagbabago Convention in Davao City last night. He cited in particular his getting wind of the anomalous
activities of some officials at the V. Luna Medical Center.
After he finishes his term, Duterte said he would leave the government “in the hands of Filipinos who simply love their country.”
At a Go Negosyo occasion not long ago, Duterte said he was considering leaving out of fatigue, yet made it unmistakable he didn’t need an “inept”
Vice President Leni Robredo to have his spot and that he would rather have a military junta succeed him. Under the Constitution, the VP succeeds the
president if the last kicks the bucket or gets crippled.
Recently, Duterte clarified that he was simply venting out his irritation in the wake of discovering that the assets proposed for hospitalization and
medications of officers at the V. Luna Medical Center had been abused by a portion of its authorities.
The President as of late arranged the alleviation and beginning of court-military procedures against Brig. Gen. Edwin Leo Torrelavega, leader of the
AFP-HSC; Col. Antonio Punzalan, administrator of the V. Luna Medical Center, and 18 different people over asserted oddities at the military healing facility.
Duterte said he dispensed some P50 million to V. Luna Medical Center yet this as far as anyone knows wound up in the pockets of degenerate military authorities.
“Furthermore, I said to them, ‘Ano kaya fervor ninyo mag-leave ako ngayon (That’s the reason you need me to leave)? I am testing you, everybody of
you to – kung sinong interesado (whoever is intrigued), simply hold up. What’s the – stand up and sabihin mo (simply say it)’,” Duterte said.
“In the event that the Air Force, Navy, Marines, Police, all the significant orders instruct me to ‘venture down’. Fine. Mas pagod ako sa inyo
(I’m more totally worn out than you),” he said with interjections.
“Thus I stated, on the grounds that I will – you will, after I will have ventured down, magulo ‘yan. Magulo ‘yan kasi sabihin nila,” he said.
Duterte said he made the assertion not on the grounds that he feared the military or the police, but since he needed
them to toe the line and take after his request.
He coordinated the authorities of the formally dressed administrations to “all the more likely get down to business”
since his responsibility to battle debasement is at stake.
His boss legitimate direction Salvador Panelo, in the interim, said President Duterte may have raised the situation of a takeover by a military
junta, as he knows about protected “confinements” that shield the initiative from completing things.
“All things considered, maybe what he is stating is, whether you take after the Constitution, there has been—there are numerous limitations
that will tie the President in doing things that ought to be done,” Panelo said in a meeting with ANC. A military takeover,
he stated, could simply be one of the situations in the President’s brain.
“Also, a military junta, if at any time there is one, would not take after the Constitution, and whoever is put by the military
junta could do things additional unavoidably,” he said.
“I think the fact of the matter is, at the present time, ‘I’m shackled by numerous limitations.’ But once more, knowing
this President as he more than once stated, there are controls in the Constitution that he can utilize, even without
pronouncing military law or proclaiming a progressive government,” he called attention to.
In any case, he could simply be trying things out all things considered, Panelo stated, including the Chief Executive has been straightforward about his considerations and emotions – something numerous Filipinos find charming.
Duterte to leave?
He additionally said he doesn’t think Duterte is leaving. “He has been stating that he is certainly not a sort of man that will stick or secure to an office. On the off chance that he sees and feels that the circumstance is ready for him to venture down, he will. Be that as it may, not currently, I don’t think so,” Panelo said.
He additionally soaked theories over the President’s wellbeing. “I think the announcement was a greater amount of an outflow of irritation, a cry of sheer appall over what’s going on opposite the drive versus debasement,” he included.
The President’s “expectation is absolutely to tell the general population that he is nauseated, exasperated, he needs to leave, yet he won’t do it,” he said.
“He’s so irritated, yet knowing him, he isn’t a loser,” Panelo included.
He likewise said Duterte has no goal to impact the considerations of the Presidential Electoral Tribunal (PET) on the race dissent recorded by previous representative Ferdinand Marcos Jr. against Robredo.
“I surmise that was to a greater extent a correlation between the VP and Mr. Marcos given the capabilities that the two have,” Panelo said. “He simply needs to contrast this specific individual with another,” he said.
Panelo said Duterte has no control over other sacred bodies, for example, the PET.
“The President’s announcements on issues pending in any court won’t influence that specific ward as for any choice it will make,” he called attention to.
For the Philippine National Police (PNP), backing a military junta is not feasible.
“To the extent the Philippine National Police concern, I conceives that is additionally clarify by the Armed Forces of the Philippines – we will take after what’s compose in the Constitution,” PNP representative Senior Supt. Benigno Durana said in a press instructions yesterday at Malacañang.
He focused on the PNP is soundly behind the President and decide of law and that the general population ought to be similarly as strong to the organization.
“We ought to gain from this transient feathered creature, the geese… they rally behind their pioneer when they fly long separations,” he said. “Whatever left of the run is cheering, empowering the pioneer, and so forth. I imagine that is likewise maintains us. We can go long separations in our excursion as a country in the event that we’ll support and, you know, empower our pioneer – for this situation, our President,” Durana said.
The PNP representative include the PNP and whatever left of the Filipino individuals should “energize our dad” and “not add to his officially great issues.”
“That is the reason the PNP working doubly difficult to ensure that it actualizes the President’s request to follow unlawful medications however much reasonably expect, not to give him a considerable measure of cerebral pains,” Durana said. It is just under Duterte’s supervision that the PNP is getting full help, he said.