Duterte: No need for coup d'etat to take me out of office

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President Rodrigo Duterte.

President Rodrigo Duterte. (FILE PHOTO)

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, September 26) — President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said there's no need for insurgencies to take him out of his post.

Amid talks of an alleged "Red October" plot to ouster him, the President addressed police officials in a speech during the sendoff ceremony of 250 vehicles for the  Bureau of Jail Management and Penology at Camp Vicente Lim in Calamba City, Laguna.

The country's chief executive said there's no need for a coup d'etat if uniformed personnel want him out of the Presidential seat.

"You'd look silly. Do not do that. Just go to my office, tapos mag-usap tayo (then, let's talk). Do not go into such stupid things like coup d' etat, coup d' etat. Just talk to me. And if I think that you are right, I will agree with you and I will step down," he said.

Duterte, likewise, continued his tirade against communist groups, saying that they have done nothing but to "kill everybody" for the past few decades.

"Yun ang alam ng NPA. (That's what the New People's Army does) To destroy the government, to destroy its functions. To kill the soldiers, kill the policemen, kill everybody for the last 52 years," he said.

Duterte added he is also not ready to talk with rebel groups as of the moment.

"Even the talks now are almost gone. I don't know if it could be revived. But I am not ready at this time to talk to the communists," he said.

Duterte on September 12 said there's an alleged plot to sabotage and assassinate him. He said he has audio evidence that communist leader Jose Maria "Joma" Sison, the Magdalo group, and other critics are in constant communication to plot his ouster. He added he will ask the "foreign country sympathetic to us" that gave him the information to declassify the intel.

Sison has, meanwhile, confirmed the communist group is determined to remove Duterte from power, but he denied conniving with Vice President Robredo, Senator Antonio Trillanes, and groups from the opposition. He dared Duterte to release proof that communist rebels are banding with the opposition to destabilize the government.

READ: VP Robredo: 'Red October' claim an attempt to silence critics

Malacañang on Monday, however, said that the critics and opposition will not succeed in overthrowing the President.