Senator Antonio Trillanes IV called supporters of President Duterte a ‘cult’ and appealed to ‘blind’ followers of President Duterte to open their eyes and not be carried away with their ‘idolatry’ for the President.
“Things are moving fast. I just would like to appeal to the people to open their eyes. Let’s not be carried away with idolatry and their blind followership to President Duterte. We should be ready and be vigilant for any excesses of the abuse of authority,” Sen. Trillanes said in an interview with ABS-CBN News ‘Headstart’.
When asked by Karen Davila if the followers of President Duterte are blind, he said: “Yes I believe so. And it’s a cult following much like what Hitler had back in the 30s so it’s very scary.”
He added that he would continue his fight “as long as I’m standing on a moral high ground.”, However, he clarified that he was not an “obstructionist”.
“I’m just asking the law enforcement agents to do it properly. You arrest individuals, you don’t kill them because we’re here as public servants to protect and serve the people,” the senator said.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer