PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte admits that the assassination plot against him is scary, but he does not intend to curtail his actions because of this.
"Nakakatakot din (It is somehow scary)," the President said when asked how he feels about the assassination plot on him in a press conference after the launching of the expansion of the P5 billion Davao International Container Terminal (DICT) in Panabo City.
But the President remains unfazed saying he is used to it.
"I can walk wherever I want to go. I will live the way I wanted, I work the way I must," Duterte said.
Duterte said that while security measures for the family has been beefed up, he is confident that his sons and daughters are well guarded and also capable of defending themselves.
When asked about the possibility of lessening his outside Malacañan presence and activities due to threats, the President was quick to respond that it will never happen.
Duterte also shared that he is trying to make himself used to the presence of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) in his life.
"They have to be with me whether I like it or not, I have been driving them away since day one but they won't. There is nothing I can do, my life changes really kapag Presidente ka na," he said.
Meanwhile, following the reported plot to kill President, Malacañan said on Friday, September 2, the Presidential Security Group has already heightened the security measures to ensure his safety.
"Although the President is receiving assassination threats every day, the Presidential Security Group is closely monitoring it," Martin Andanar, Presidential Communications Office secretary said in a radio interview.
Andanar made the statement following the revelation of Wilford Palma, a member of gun smuggling group arrested by the police, that one of their clients ordered gun parts which were supposed to be used to kill the President.
"We will not ignore these death threats against the President. We will take extraordinary steps to ensure the security of the President," Andanar said.
Andanar also urged the public to become Duterte's "neighborhood watch."
On Thursday, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said that Duterte is "concerned but not worried" about the possible assassination attempt against him. (With Sunnex)