By Argyll Cyrus Geducos
AMMAN, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan — President Duterte warned the public of forces that are working to topple the government similar to Russia’s October Revolution in 1917.
Duterte made the statement upon his arrival in Davao City Saturday morning after his historic visit to Israel and Jordan the past week.
In his speech, Duterte said people should watch out of three forces who are trying to oust him. His list includes Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV whose amnesty he recently proclaimed as void ab initio.
“Tatlong ‘yan, bantayan ninyo. Iyang Yellow, Liberals, Trillanes, pati ang politburo (There are three of them that you should watch out for. The Yellows, the Liberals, Trillanes, and even the politburo),” he said.
“So tatlo ‘yan (there are three of them), they are praying for my ouster. You know, kung kayo-kayo lang niyan, magbakbakan lang tayo, matulog na lang ako (If it’s just you guys, I will just sleep it off),” he added.
‘Yang tatlong ‘yan bantayan ninyo. Iyan ‘yung mag-a-oust na — (Watch out for those three. They will be the one who will) oust Duterte and it will go into a higher October ganun,” he continued.
The October Revolution, officially known as the Great October Socialist Revolution, was a revolution in Russia led by the Bolsheviks and Vlademir Lenin that was instrumental in the larger Russian Revolution of 1917. It took place with an armed insurrection in Petrograd on October 25, 1917, or on November 7, 1917 based on the Gregorian calendar.
Duterte said the three forces are connected with each other. He also claimed that Trillanes is working with the Communist Party of the Philippines.
“Bantayan ninyo ‘yan kay ‘yan tatlo na ‘yan konektado lahat ‘yan. Ang problema sa (Just watch out for the three of them as they are all connected. The problem now with) Trillanes is, he also playing with the Communist Party of the Philippines,” he continued.
However, Duterte said he cannot divulge just yet which foreign power he is getting his information from. He said maybe he can reveal the information when he is told by the Supreme Court.
“We will show it to you. Kaya kayong mga sundalo (So to the military) before you jump into the conclusion about — tanungin ninyo intelligence ninyo (ask your intelligence people) and they will show you,” he said.
“It is not for public consumption. Pagdating ng panahon (when the time comes) and if I’m compelled by Supreme Court to say, ‘Now state your case.’ O ‘di ipalabas ko lahat (then I will release them all), but it will be detrimental kasi mababasa nila kung saan namin kinukuha (because they will know where we are getting the information),” he added.
“Now hindi nila alam, sinabi ko na nga doon (they don’t know, and I’ve said it before), it’s being supplied by a foreign power, hindi dito (not from here),” he continued.