No one safe under Duterte – Aquino

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PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino 3rd warned that anybody, including him, could be killed anytime under a Rodrigo Duterte presidency.

The President sounded the warning as he criticized the Davao City mayor whose “tough talk,” he said, reminds him of the dark years of martial law when absolute power was wielded by only one man–Ferdinand Marcos.

While Aquino did not directly name Duterte, his warning referred to a presidential candidate “who is leading the surveys” and who is “dictatorial.”

“Di bale sana kung meron kang ipinapangako na bago e. Sa akin lang hong pag-iisip, ginawa na natin iyan e. 1972 hanggang 1986, ganun ang sistemang pinairal sa Pilipinas [It would be different if you’re promising something new. We’ve done that from 1972 to 1986, that’s the kind of system that we had],” the President said during Wednesday night’s meeting with local leaders in Cebu City.


Aquino noted that Cebu and Davao fought martial rule and vowed that it will never happen again.

“Tapos ngayon sa 30 anibersaryo ng EDSA ang lumalamang raw sa survey ‘yung mga tila magbabalik ‘nung ganung istilo: ‘Ako ang masusunod, pananaw ko lang ang tama, lahat nang hindi sumunod sa akin, humanda kayo [Now on the 30th anniversary of Edsa (revolution), someone who is leading in surveys is likely to bring back the same style: ‘I am the law, only my opinion is right, those who do not follow me should better be prepared],’” the President said.

Duterte has been leading the recent surveys conducted by the Social Weather Stations (SWS) and Pulse Asia.

The mayor’s “no holds barred” style of politics may seem appealing to many people but Aquino said the people must be cautious.

According to him, a number of individuals have approached him to express their concerns on the threats posed by this “feared candidate.”

“Alam niyo ang daming nagsasabi sa akin: ‘Nakakatakot na ang pag-angat nito. Gawan mo naman ng paraan [So many have told me: This man’s rise is scary. Do something],’” Aquino said.

But the President feared that there is a chance that he may be the first to be silenced.

“Palagay ko kapag may nakita akong may nang-abuso, maninindigan ako ulit. Pero [ang]tanong… wan ko kung nakakasigurado tayong nandun pa kaya ako. Papopormahin pa kaya ako? Pwede ba niyong ipasa sa akin ‘yung responsibilidad na manguna? Dahil ako palagay ko kapag naisip ‘nung iba, ito ang pwedeng pumalag sa atin, baka ako ang unang mawala [If I see abuses being committed, I will stand up against it. But the question is, will I still be around? Will they allow me to? Can I take on the responsibility? Because I would think that those people would think that since I will stand up against them, I could be the one who will be eliminated],” Aquino said.

He admitted that he is “shocked” whenever he hears Duterte speak, because he has the impression that the mayor “picks up a fight whenever he opens his mouth.”

“Why would we allow such dangerous [man to]rule again? Let’s think long and hard. The people here should also talk to other people and ask why their bets are qualified. Because as I see it, the only people qualified for the job is Mar Roxas, together with Leni Robredo,” the President said.

Mar is the nickname of Manuel Roxas 2nd, the presidential candidate of the ruling Liberal Party.

Robredo is Roxas’ running mate.

The President said arbitrary detention and extra-judicial killings espoused by Duterte will not prevail under a democracy.

“Maybe there are people plotting against me. Yes, they could succeed, but it’s okay. I am at peace knowing that I have done something to be of help for our country. But if they think they can do it on all people, they are mistaken,” Aquino added.

“If you leave the people enraged, you will be at the receiving end of the People Power. By the time I step down, they could proceed with their evil plans. But the question is, can they beat us? I believe not. We had each other’s backs and I have proven that the people are dependable,” he said.

The President questioned Duterte’s health.

He explained that the Constitution mandates that the country’s leaders reveal the true state of their health.

He belittled the mayor’s ambitious plan of ending criminality in three to six months which statement he said Duterte took back.

“Hindi na ho tatlo hanggang anim na buwan ngayon, isu-suppress na lang niya. Pero okay rin e [It’s no longer three to six months, he will instead suppress it. But that’s okay],” Aquino quipped.

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  1. You wake up people , you want change in our country? ano naman ginawa ninyo upang umunlad ang bansa natin . Wala nga tayong mga diseplina sa sarili natin .

  2. Ano ba din ang tinulong ninyo sa bansa , hindi lang isang tao dapat ang mag maniobra , kung hindi tayo din na mamayan ay dapat tumulong na umunlad ang ating bansa .

  3. Minti Calso on

    PINOY NOY NOY you are in danger, not the masses that became poorer during tenure. Don’t you scare, we the people. Your corrupt cohorts will be completely defeated in the elections!

    I am safe, the poor are safe! Only you and your corrupt cohorts like the Oligarchs have to watch out and be careful after the election, Duterte or not as the President.

  4. Maria Stevens. on

    Cleaning up this country is possible..maybe, just maybe, Mr. DUTERTE. Might be the man for the job. I quite like Pres. Aquino, but as the country’s leader he has been a total failure!!!.

  5. Did you ever hear of innocent people getting killed just like that in Davao? You’re not likely to die in Davao from criminals or vigilantes. Don’t you think Davaoeños would want to leave that city if this was at all true? If you watch TV patrol you see this happening a lot in Metro Manila so don’t get any illusions I feel safe here under this administration. I don’t feel safe in the streets, in public transport, not even in the airports. Sure a lot of people will die if he takes over the country. A lot except in Davao because he has disinfected that place. Metro Manila? Of course because you haven’t been doing your jobs despite that much vaunted lambat-sibat or whatever it is you call it. As for you saying that even you can be killed…I don’t think we’d be so lucky.

  6. In my opinion, Pnoy is not corrupt. In his 6 years in office, his name is clean to this day.His problem is he is not a good manager. A good manager will terminate anybody even his relatives if he or she is messing up and failing to do his job. He also do not feel any compassion specially the 44 SAF troopers that were murdered by the MILF. Fearing for his life, he knew this from the start, his father was murdered and the mastermind is nowhere to be found. Of course he is scared.

  7. si digonggung mga taga davao lang kaya utuin at takutin. hindi naman kurap si dudirty kundi kurap na kurap. subukan lang nya umabuso dito sa metro manila.

  8. yes, no one is safe under duterte, esp the yellow army. but then its only the yellow army who are safe under the aquino administration.

  9. Ipagtitirik kita ng kandila Noy at lahat ng corrupt Na official pag namatay sila o nagbigti dahil Alam Na Nila Na makukulong sila sa corruption. Ipapa Rosaryo ko pa Na harinawa ay mabubungangang angel ka sa sinasabi Mong mamatay ka!

  10. ernie del rosario on

    Tama a dangerous man nga siya PERO lang sa mga nagsasabi na dangerous siya. Tarukin natin ang ibig niyang sabihin dito. People are not saying that he is dangerous. And it is the people who will elect the President they want not whom Noynoy wants. Case closed ! Buti pa pahintuin na nila Roxas ang pangangampanya ni Noynoy kampi sa kanila. Lalong nakasasama sa kanila di ba nila nakikita ?

  11. Ayan nanaman kayaong mga yellow army, elistista at oligarchs, Pag hindi nyo kakampi lolokohin nyo mga taong bayan para isulong ang pansariling interes at itutulak ang people power. Pnoy wla kang ginawa para sa bayan, puro kapalpakan at manhid na gobyerno ang ginawa mo kaya manahimik kana lang.

  12. REALLY!!!???? Kaya pala one of the world’s safest cities and DAVAO ngayon. Don’t even dare raise your tampered/fabricated PNP crime statistics. Simply ask people from Davao or visit Davao then compare if your safer here in Manila or in Davao.

  13. Alam namin, Pnoy, kaming mga inosente hindi mamamatay…kayo lang mga criminal ang ipapapatay, hahaha

  14. Naririnig kaya ni BS AQUINO ang sinasabi nya? Can’ t wait for 10 days so I can look on the LP’s faces a very disturbed faces a very worried faces, paranoid faces.

  15. Huwag mong iparis kahit kaninong herodes si Ferdinand Marcos dahil pagsama samahin kayong naging presidente eh wala kayo sa kalingkingan ng nagawa ni President Marcos. Siguro si Mar mas mabuti buti kaysa PNoy pero mabuti ba para sa bayan? Si Leni Robredo nakakaawa kasi ginagamit at nagpapagamit naman sa mga buwaya sa gobyerno. Ang katotohanan si Miriam Santiago at Bongbong Marcos lang ang totoong mayroon kakayahan para mamuno sa Pilipinas so tama na ang satsat at tangapin ang katotohanan na hindi mananalo si Mar or Leni. Siguradong nandaraya ang gobyerno pag nanalo ang mga ito…naguumpisa nang mandaya diba? Huwag nilang subukan ang mga Pilipino na ang kagustuhan eh pagkakaisa at totoong pagbabago ang dayain. Baka magkatotoo ang hinala ni Pnoy sa ano mang mangyayari sa kaniya.

    • Marcos is the best president ? you made me laugh out loud . Tell that to the marines . You didn’t experienced martial law ,don’t you ? How can you say Marcos is the best president , when he looted our country to the maxx .

  16. Amnata Pundit on

    Actually, he means that the corrupt Corista Yellow hypocrites are not safe from Duterte.

  17. eto na si panot natatakot na sa sarili niya multo. give him a chance to be the next president. alamin mo nlang kung sino talaga ang pumatay sa tatay mo at iyon ang idaldal mo sa publiko. duterte pa rin

  18. Correction, nobody who is corrupt is safe under duterte. and the people are loving it! the corrupt has ruled and drained the country of its resources for a long time. It is now time for someone to stand tall and say “Hey you, that is enough! Continue your dirty work or you will be dead meat!” Wouldn’t that be wonderful? we’ve been waiting for this time and finally here comes digong out of the blue. Only the guilty will be afraid of him. Not the masses who suffered for a long time. Words from you guys berating duterte will just make the sentiments of the people grow and deepen.

  19. Leodegardo Pruna on

    Him first please after his leaderless administration and his corrupt officials (3Aces) did to the country, the worst of its kind. Protecting big business at the expense of the greatest asset of the country, its human resource. GOD SAVE THE PHILIPPINES.

  20. No one is safe under Duterte; not even under Aquino! But, the people hope that their money is safe under Duterte; crime, drugs and poverty will be reduced. It’s only Duterte who is saying what the people want to hear. Not the ‘politics’ as usual!

  21. Please note the parallelism:

    The style of Defensor-Santiago and Duterte are somehow similar – mass-based appeal because of their mouth and being strong man/woman stance.

    Santiago run in the election to replace Cory but lost because Cory didn’t like her.

    Will Duterte face the same fate, because BS Aquino will do everything to prevent Duterte to win?

    Hence, the Aquinos are the reasons why this beloved Philippines and its people remain this way. The masses are last in their agenda.

    • ernie del rosario on

      Agree ! The Aquinos high-jacked what could have been the continuing march of a progressive Philippines under Marcos and diverted it to a Tuwid na Daan papuntang banging malamlim. Now with Duterte we are re-booting the system to re-start and continue where Marcos left. Nawalan nga lang tayo ng 30 years under this Lucifer personification family. Pero ok na basta mai-suka lang natin na sila ngayon as in now na ! In a matter of ten days !

  22. Juan T. Delacruz on

    It is election time again, and it was once tagged, that politics in the Philippines is evil and dirty and it’s still true today, it’s still evil and dirty but in a more civilized way. It used to be MONEY, GUTS, GOONS, and GUNS. Nowadays, the government have the elections under control, because it seem like GOONS and GUNS are fading away.

    It is funny to see these candidates accusing each other and the accusations most of the time are not making senses. A lot of times it is illogical, irrelevant, unrealistic and just plain stupid. INTEGRITY does not exists to any of these candidates vying for the highest office of the land, to include the incumbent. WOW! Only in the PHILIPPINES. In spite of all these, I LOVE the Philippines and the Filipino people in general.

  23. Felipe D. Rosales on

    I will not vote for Duterte as President of the Republic because I do not like his tyrannical style of leadership.

  24. Puro pulitika na lang ang inaatupag ng presidente ng bansa natin samantalang nagbabalak na magtayo ng military outpost ang mga intsik sa Scarborough Shoal na ating pag-aari. Ito ang dapat pagukulan ng panahon ni PNoy at hindi ang pamumulitika!

  25. Truth Seeker on

    Lumabas sa sariling bibig ng tangang presidente: “GAWAN MO NA NG PARAAN.” Ibig sabihin may mga kasama talaga itong gunggong na ito na may masamang balak sa isang tao kung gugustuhin, may magagawa. Gago talaga oo, tanga talaga, bakit ba mayroon o nagkaroon tayo ng ganitong katangang president? Sa bibig mismo niya nanggagaling na may magagawa silang paraan, Grabeeee!

  26. I wonder if Mr. Aquino meant “No one among the current corrupt government officials and their entourage will be safe under DU30”. That may be true….

  27. Halatang takot-na-takot na si Pres. BS Aquino III na matalo ang kanyang mga kandidato , dahil malamang sa kalabuso rin ang bagsak niya pagkatapos ng kanyang termino … tulad ng ginawa niya kay dating Pangulong Gloria M. Arroyo … KARMA !!!

  28. From the looks of it, it seems like he’s already declared martial law even before getting elected, if ever the Filipinos vote blindly in this election.

  29. Ang mga Magnanakaw sa Kaban ng Bayan, Drug Lords, Criminals at mga Walanghiya sa bansa natin Ang takot Na takot Kay Duterte Kaya Gagawin Ang lahat para sirain sya. Death Penalty Ang sagot sa mga yan at si Duterte lamang Ang me balls para ibalik Ang DP sa atin. Sa mga kapithbay natin sa Asia e tayo Lang Ang walang DP Kaya lahat ng klaseng crimen nasa atin. Kamay Na bakal Ang kailangan natin ngayon. Sabi nga ng former PM ng Malaysia ” Too much Democracy is Dangerous”. DUTERTE at MARCOS sa May 9,2016!

  30. Benigno Aquino 3rd warned that anybody, including him, could be killed anytime under a Rodrigo Duterte presidency. “Harinawa”.