The management of the Senate belittled the importance Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ efforts to hyperlink the Davao smuggling group with presidential son, Paolo Duterte, and his brother-in-law, Abogado Manases Carpio, within the ongoing blue ribbon probe on corruption within the Bureau of Customs (BOC).
“Sayang lang (yung) oras,” Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Friday commented.
“Off tangent from the topic of the investigation,” he additional stated on Trillanes’ allegations.
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III chimed in and cited the shortage of foundation in Trillanes’ allegations.
“We cannot react to unsubstantiated allegations. Maraming ganyan na klaseng balita sa internet. You give credence when you react,” he stated.
Trillanes, nevertheless, shrugged off the negativity of his friends.
“That’s unfortunate. Aren’t they interested to know definitively that the son of the President, who is the architect of the blood war on drugs, is not a member of a drug smuggling syndicate?” he requested.
“The good thing is, the public saw the evasive demeanor of Paolo Duterte and could simply conclude that the allegations are true. As far as they’re concerned, kung walang tinatago o hindi tinatago, bakit ayaw ipakita ang tattoo at ayaw pumirma ng waiver,” Trillanes stated.
The senator was referring to the alleged “colored and dragon-like” tattoo on Duterte’s again which supposedly is proof of his membership with the drug triad.
The President’s son confessed to having a tattoo on his again however refused, when requested by Trillanes, to point out it or actually have a image of it taken to have it “decoded” by the US Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).