- President Rodrigo Duterte has made sure that he will not declare martial law
- He also reiterated that he does not plan to extend his term
- The President also urges people to remain loyal to the flag
President Rodrigo Duterte has made it clear once again that he will not declare nationwide martial law and that he will not extend his term as chief executive. KAMI learned that the President announced this during his speech before the military at the 35th founding anniversary of the Philippine Army Reserve Command.
“Iyang martial law-martial law. Hindi ako mag-declare ng martial law. Bakit ako mag-declare ng martial law? Puwede man kitang hulihin. Puwede nga kitang patayin eh,” said the President at Camp General Mariano Riego de Dios in Tanza, Cavite.
He also added that he does not have any plans to extend his stay at the Palace and if ever he does, he commanded the military to give him a firing squad as reported by ABS-CBN News.
“Kaya inuutusan ko kayo ngayon. ‘Pag ako ang nag-overshoot ng isang oras sa termino ko, hulihin ninyo ako at i-firing squad ninyo ako,” the President quipped.
The President also urged everyone to remain loyal to the Philippine flag.
“Kaya ang loyalty ninyo dapat huwag sa akin. You remain loyal to the flag. That is what is democracy is all about,” he said.
As previously reported by KAMI, a historian pointed out that flag protocols were breached during the state visit of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the Philippines last November 20 to 21.
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