Trillanes lambasts Duterte for being ‘clueless’ on COVID-19
MANILA, Philippines — Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has criticized President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged “incompetence” when the President appeared in a press conference Monday night to tackle issues on the 2019 coronavirus disease (COVID-19).
“Duterte’s incompetence was in full display during the Monday night presscon, which was, ironically, supposed to be his national address to assure the Filipino people that the government is competently addressing the COVID-19 outbreak,” he said in a statement on Wednesday.
“Duterte was totally clueless, incoherent and at times, simply didn’t make sense. The usual expletives and sick jokes couldn’t cover for his ineptness anymore,” the former senator, a staunch critic of Duterte, added.
Trillanes hoped that the Department of Health (DOH) would instead step up and get the support it “badly needs.”
The President faced the media on Monday night after meeting with Metro Manila mayors and other officials regarding the COVID-19 threat.
However, netizens posted transcripts of the President’s press conference on social media, mockingly calling him a “mad poet.”
May bago nang mad poet in town na biglang nagtrending, tinalo ang beatniks, surrealists at dadaists sa absurbity of thought, logic and language use.The Kit by Du30BakitKitbaKitakitaKitamona#COVID19
Edited by JPV
The Inquirer Foundation supports our healthcare frontliners and is still accepting cash donations to be deposited at Banco de Oro (BDO) current account #007960018860 or donate through PayMaya using this link .
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.