Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law, Manases “Mans” Carpio, will attend the Senate Blue Ribbon committee’s listening to on the P6.Four-billion shabu shipment from China which made its means into the nation.
In a press release Monday (September Four), Duterte and Carpio confirmed receiving the committee’s invitation to attend the listening to scheduled on September 7.
“We duly recognize the coercive powers of the Senate of the Philippines as part of the legislative branch of government and their authority to conduct an inquiry in aid of legislation,” they mentioned. “We commit to respect the invitation and attend the hearing.”
The names of Duterte and Carpio, the husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, had been dragged by Customs dealer Mark Taguba into the anomalies inside the Bureau of Customs through the Senate listening to final week.
Taguba, nonetheless, has since apologized for his assertion, saying he by no means tagged Duterte and Carpio within the shipment of unlawful medicine or the giving of “tara” or bribes to Customs officers.
He mentioned the names of Duterte and Carpio had been solely talked about by the so-called “Davao Group” whose direct contacts to him had been a sure “Tita Nannie” and “Jack.”
He mentioned any hyperlink between the 2 members of President Rodrigo Duterte’s household are “hearsay in nature.”
For his half, President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned he’ll advise his son to keep silent ought to he resolve to attend the probe.