President Rodrigo Duterte has taken a potshot at opposition Senators Leila de Lima and Kiko Pangilinan for questioning his whereabouts on the time when he was resting.
Duterte accused De Lima, who’s detained at Camp Crame over drug-related charges, of waiting for him to die.
“Si De Lima is only interested to hear my dying or death. She does not care if I live. Ang hinihintay lang niyan sabihin na namatay na si Duterte. Mag-ambak-ambak ‘yan doon sa selda niya,” he stated in an interview after his go to to wounded troopers in Cagayan de Oro City Tuesday (June 20).
Duterte additionally expressed doubt that Pangilinan, the Liberal Party’s president, was involved about his well being all the time he was out of the general public eye.
“Si Pangilinan also. What they really care if I die today or tomorrow? If I get sick or tired? Your only interest is to know where I am and whether or not I am dying or dead?” he stated.
“Hindi ako bilib na concerned ka sa akin, Kiko. I should not bare all,” Duterte added.
The President didn’t have any public engagements from June 12 to 16, main some politikos to speculate concerning the state of his well being.
Pangilinan had urged Malacañang to disclose the state of Duterte’s well being, saying the general public ought to know the reality about his situation.
While Malacañang stated Duterte took time without work to relaxation, he stated he had to journey someplace with out being observed.
“I have my reasons in travelling incognito kasi I wanted to talk to people, maka-travel ako,” he stated, including that he “had a talk with somebody” whereas he wasn’t seen in public.