Senator Sonny Trillanes on Monday claimed “fake news” helped then former Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte win the presidency within the May 2016 elections.
“Itong Duterte administration, nanalo kayo dahil sa fake news. Pero ngayon hindi na pupuwede ‘yan. Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo everytime,” Trillanes mentioned in a briefing.
The senator made the charge after Duterte, alongside along with his loyal and rabid trolls, was caught fabricating “news” accusing Trillanes of getting tens of millions stashed in 12 offshore financial institution accounts. Trillanes mentioned these accounts have been all “fake.”
Tulfo mentioned these lies have been contained in a video posted by PTV four information anchor Erwin Tulfo on social media figuring out his alleged hidden financial institution accounts overseas, particularly in Singapore, New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland.
Communications Asst. Secretary Mocha Uson additionally posted on her weblog the supposed paperwork exhibiting Trillanes’ alleged offshore accounts whereas Ben Tesornia, an area CNN correspondent, posted on his Davao Breaking News web site an identical data.
“Kaya nga within the next few days fa- file-an ko ng kaso si Mr. Erwin Tulfo, Ms. Mocha Uson, at Mr.Ben Tesornia. Kakasuhan ko sila ng libel. Di na pupuwede ‘yung fake news. The era of fake news is over,” he mentioned.