Senator Antonio Trillanes dared President Rodrigo Duterte to order somebody to shoot him. This is after Duterte said that there will come a day that someone will shoot Trillanes because he is arrogant.
“He’s always calling for a fight. 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 at the Oath Taking of the Newly-Elected Punong Barangays of Region VII on June 7.
In response, Trillanes said “during my entire public life, I have stood up and fought against the crooked, the corrupt, the oppressors and abusers of power like Duterte. I have never bullied the helpless and innocent.”
The senator added that it is only Duterte who wants him dead right now.
“Now, as to his threat that somebody would shoot me someday, only Duterte would want me dead because it irks him that somebody dared to stand toe to toe with him,” he said. “My standing up to him makes him look weak and powerless, which is contrary to his objective of making the whole Filipino society afraid of him.”
“Go ahead, Mr. Duterte, order somebody to shoot me and, I assure you, it would lead to your end,” Trillanes said.
Sources: http://senate.gov.ph/press_release/2018/0610_trillanes1.asp; https://pcoo.gov.ph/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/0180607final-SPEECH_OF_PRESIDENT_RODRIGO_ROA_DUTERTE_DURING_THE_OATH_TAKING_OF_THE_NEWLY-ELECTED_PUNONG_BARANGAYS_OF_REGION_VII.pdf