Pres. Duterte Uses “Art of War” Tactics to Fool Trillanes on Non-Existing Bank Accounts

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Pres. Rody Duterte uses the tactics presented in the popular Chinese book of Sun Tzu the “Art of War” on his latest strategy to fool Sen. Antonio Trillanes on proving claims that actually don’t exist. Sen. Trillanes’ trip to Singapore to proved Pres. Duterte’s non-existing claimed showed that the senator was “unable to control his irritation,” one of the main points in Chapter 3, “Attack by Strategem” in the Art of War.

In the popular book of Sun Tzu which could be read in Chapter 3:5, the author states that “The general, unable to control his irritation, will launch his men to the assault like swarming ants, with the result that one-third of his men are slain, while the town still remains untaken. Such are the disastrous effects of a siege.”

A concerned netizen revealed that Pres. Duterte’s knowledge in the “Art of War” was put to good use as he was able to convince Sen. Trillanes to proved a non-existing bank accounts by going to Singapore with some curious media people to fool the senator.

According to Pres. Duterte on his latest statement, he admitted that he read out the wrong account number to fool Sen. Trillanes, who personally visited a bank in Singapore in an effort to debunk the President’s allegations about his supposed hidden wealth.

The pronouncement of the former Mayor of Davao City was made duringa live interview with PTV-4 on Tuesday, hours after Trillanes was informed by DBS Bank in Singapore that the account did not exist. Pres. Duterte revealed in an earlier interview that Sen. Trillanes is the account holder of bank account no “178000296012” which was all made up to fool Trillanes.

Sen. Trillanes who already knew that the account number did not exist but he still went to Singapore to proved Pres. Duterte’s claimed was fooled by the President according to some netizens who commented on various news report by various news media outlets.

A concerned netizen also shared a lesson from the same book “Art of War” which says that “All warfare is based on deception. Hence, when able to attack, we must seem unable; when using our forces, we must seem inactive; when we are near, we must make the enemy believe we are far away; when far away, we must make him believe we are near. Hold out baits to entice the enemy. Feign disorder, and crush him.
– Sun Tzu, the Art of War”

Source: Facebook / GMA News

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