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Locsin: Duterte tirade vs Trillanes 'most illuminating remark'

Locsin: Duterte tirade vs Trillanes 'most illuminating remark'

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte’s recent tirade against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is the “most illuminating remark” on the issue of the government’s drive against illegal drugs, said Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. on Wednesday.

Locsin quoted a tweet attached with an article where Duterte slammed Trillanes for saying there are now fewer drug addicts because they were killed.

“Some critic, a senator — a stupid senator — Trillanes said, ‘Oh they are dead, they are no more — because they are dead.’ And so? Are you not happy that I’m doing it for you instead of you, a military idiot? You do not even know how to count,” Duterte said during a speech on Tuesday.

“This is the most illuminating remark I’ve ever read on the issue here both at home and abroad and that includes Geneva.” Locsin wrote in his tweet.

“Every word of it especially the idiot part.. The innumeracy remark too must hurt,” he added.

This was after Trillanes retorted a Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey which showed that majority of Filipinos believe that there were fewer drug addicts in their communities.

“Since libu-libo ang pinatay niyo na addicts without due process and without giving them the opportunity to be rehabilitated, ‘di ba natural lang na mababawasan ang addicts?” Trillanes said in a statement.

The Palace and the Philippines National Police welcomed the survey and said it was a testament to the effectivity of the war on drugs. /cbb