Revolution vs government gives me ‘free ticket’ for counter-revolution – Duterte

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President Rodrigo Duterte has said that staging revolution against government now will give him “free ticket” to stage a counter-revolution.

“Iyan ang mas delikado sa COVID. Eh kung mag-revolution kayo, you will give me the free ticket to stage a counter-revolution. How I wish you would do it,” President Duterte said during his talk to people on August 2.

“To my fellow countrymen, we are doing everything possible to alleviate the situation, to assist our healthcare workers and enhance our healthcare system,” President Duterte said.

“Hindi namin kayo kinakalimutan. There would not have been no need for you to go into a — itong ganito. And raising your hands as if sabihin ninyo revolution, revolution,” he added. “Now, if you think that this can be solved by revolution, then by all means, we start it. Mas gusto ko. Kung magsabi kayo, nagtaas na kayo, revolution, revolution, go ahead because I would be calling all people who love their country to come forward and work for the people.”

“Iyong mga health workers na hindi connected sa gobyerno, we will try to help. But there is no need for you and for the guys ng ano ng 1,000 of you telling us what to do publicly. You could have just wrote us a letter,” the President noted.

“Lahat naman nang sinasabi ninyo sinusunod namin. You know, it’s the resources, ang pera. May gusto kayong bilihin ko. Ang problema ang bulsa ko butas na ‘yung isa dahil we have suffered economically pati individually. Iyong income ninyo, wala na. Hindi lang man kayo,” he explained. “But to go almost on a — not really a rampage but an outrage, parang galit at mag-revolution, revolution. So huwag naman ganun kasi alam ninyo nagtatrabaho kaming lahat. Kung iyan lang ang makaya ng pera namin — natin, eh ‘di hanggang diyan lang tayo.”

“Ngayon, anong gusto ninyo?  I will implement other things in this government without informing you. Would you be happy with that? Or if you are really on a rampage, you want a revolution, fine. Let’s start it. Go ahead — go ahead in the streets and disturb. Makita natin. Then we will need almost all building, all hospitals there. Hindi lang COVID. Hindi ko — I am not threatening you pero gusto ko lang subukan ninyo,” he said.

“You are not actually criticizing. You demean by government — your own government by just going ahead, at saka takutin ng revolution. Bayan man natin ito. Gusto ninyo sirain natin? Start it now,” he added.

“We are not actually inutile. At saka next time you — as a matter of courtesy, not to me, I don’t need it, but to the government kasi gagastusin natin ‘yung pera ng tao. Then next time, huwag ninyo akong parinigrinigin ng revolution,” he said.