Duterte warns of ouster plot from Liberal Party, Trillanes and communists

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President Rodrigo Duterte. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 8) — President Rodrigo Duterte enumerated three of his critics allegedly planning to remove him from office: the "yellow" or the Liberal Party, Senator Antonio Trillanes, and communist rebels.

"Yang yellow  — Liberal, Trillanes, pati ang politburo," he said.  '''Yang tatlong 'yan, bantayan ninyo. 'Yang mag-a-oust Duterte and it will go into a high gear October. Bantayan ninyo 'yan. 'Yang tatlo na 'yan, konektado lahat 'yan," he said.

[Translation: The yellow —Liberal, Trillanes, even the communist party. Those three, watch out for them. Those behind the oust Duterte movement and it will go into a high gear in October. You watch out for those three, they're all linked. ]

He said these forces are working against the government by bringing up issues such as the rising prices of goods and rice supply.

This was not the first time Duterte has argued that opposition figures were out to remove him from his post. In March, he alleged that Trillanes, along with Senator Leila de Lima and Vice President Leni Robredo from the Liberal Party, has plans of booting him out of the presidency through impeachment.

READ: Duterte: Trillanes, De Lima, Robredo behind ouster plot

Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said on July 2 that the Communist Party of the Philippines (CPP) were concocting an ouster plot set to culminate in October, a claim junked by the communist group.

READ: CPP slams Duterte ouster claim as 'fabrication'

He also accused Senator Trillanes of conniving with the CPP, which want to infiltrate the military through the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

"Pero alam ko na noon pa, gusto na nila pumasok sa PMA na may mga kadete na hihinila nila," he explained.

[Translation: Even before, they want to enter the PMA to recruit cadets.]

However, Duterte assured government troops they have intelligence to support their allegations, and even encouraged members of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP)  to ask their intelligence units.

"I have to talk to the military and the police. If it is good for the country na sila na, sige labas natin [let's issue this]. Either way they will be defending the Republic," he said.

Duterte said the information is not for public consumption, but should he be compelled by the Supreme Court to release evidence of his claims, he will have to make these details public.