President Rodrigo Duterte believes Senator Antonio Trillanes IV does not have the products to pin down his son, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and son-in-law, Abogado Mans Carpio, within the smuggling of P6.four billion shabu into the nation.
In an interview with reporters, Duterte reckoned Trillanes’ transfer to invite Paolo and Carpio, the nephew of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, to the Senate probe was only a “fishing expedition” as a result of he has no evidence linking the 2 to the smuggling operations of the so-called “Davao Group” aside from the testimony of Customs dealer Mark Taguba which Senator Dick Gordon has dismissed as rumour.
“You are on a fishing expedition. Kaya kung may gusto kang malaman, huwag mong kunin sa bunganga ko. Gago ka pala. ‘Di maghanap ka kung saan-saan mo hanapin. Kung totoo talaga ‘yan,” stated Duterte.
“Why bother asking a lawyer and asking a plain citizen, or Vice Mayor for that matter, na in-assume mo na na sila publicly, ‘yun ang behind Davao group? Sino pa may gusto na magsagot sa iyo? For what purpose? For harassment,” he added.
If Trillanes wished to pin down his son, Duterte stated the previous Magdalo chief ought to get his onerous evidence elsewhere.
“So if you want evidence, Mr. Trililing, do not get it from the mouth of other people. Go somewhere else. ‘Yung tinitira mo, gusto mo ring ipitin. Hindi ka abogado, hindi ka marunong niyan,” stated Duterte.
Duterte has already suggested Paolo and different witnesses to face Trillanes and simply invoke their proper to stay silent.
“Do not be afraid ‘yung contempt-contempt ni Trillanes. Pumunta kayo. Tiningnan — Tingnan mo siya sa mukha, tapos sabihin mo, ‘What do you want from me? Answer? About what? Ay, oo nga ‘no. Marami ‘yan. Droga…’ Basta ‘yan ang sagutin ninyo, wala nang magawa ang Senado,” he stated.
“When the question starts pouring in, sabihin mo, ‘I will not answer you. Not because your charges are true, but malay ko, your questions are crafted to suit an affidavit ng isang Juan dela Cruz, tapos i-question mo, pilitin mo ‘yung tao, ‘Answer’. You cannot do that,” he added.