Malacañang is perplexed at Senator Antonio Trillanes’ call for the Office of the Ombudsman to fast-track its probe on President Rodrigo Duterte’s alleged involvement in corruption.
Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella mentioned Duterte was clearly joking when he quipped in a speech final month that he has additionally stolen a lot.
“I think the Senator seems to lack a sense of humor regarding that. It was said in jest, obviously,” he mentioned in a press convention.
In his speech at the 140th founding anniversary of the Philippine Chinese Charitable Association, Inc. final June 28, he mentioned: “Hindi ako nagmamalinis. Marami rin akong nanakaw pero naubos na.”
Earlier within the day, Trillanes mentioned Duterte’s assertion ought to immediate Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to hasten the investigation on the President.