MANILA - Senator Antonio Trillanes said Wednesday he believes President Rodrigo Duterte would not last long in office, but insisted that there are no plans to overthrow the leader.
"To be honest, I don’t feel he would last that long…It’s just a gut feel," the two-term lawmaker said in an interview with ANC's "Headstart."
"There are no plots to overthrow him via coup d'état or anything. I just feel that such a President would not last long," he said.
Trillanes said it would "definitely" be good for the country to remove Duterte from power.
“Taking out a mass murderer and plunderer as president of your country, that’s a good thing. It should be a proud moment for our country to rectify the mistake made during the last elections," he said.
Trillanes said he will "prove" his allegations of Duterte being a mass murderer on Monday, when the Senate investigates the claim of SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, an alleged team leader of vigilante group Davao Death Squad who killed people on Duterte's orders.
Trillanes, a former military man, was among the armed soldiers who took over Oakwood Premier Ayala Center tower in Makati in 2003 to demand the resignation of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, and certain defense officials of the administration and the military.