President Duterte is now resorting to determined name-calling as a result of he’s in panic mode, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Sunday stated.
“Si Pres. Duterte ay nagpapanic dahil malapit na mabunyag ang mga illegal na gawain ng kanilang pamilya. Kaya naman pala bilyom-bilyon ang pera nila sa bangko,” Trillanes stated in a press release.
“I will not stoop down to his level of name-calling,” he stated.
The senator stated witnesses have implicated the President’s son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and son-in-law, Atty. Manases Carpio, on being alleged masterminds of the so-called Davao Group.
The group was supposedly concerned in the smuggling operations that led to the specific entry of the P6.5 billion shabu cargo from China to the nation.
Trillanes emphasised that it was really Sen. Richard Gordon, blue ribbon committee chair, who offered the witnesses.
“This is not the first time that Paolo Duterte has been involved in smuggling and illegal drugs. Way back in 2007, there were derogatory reports from the NBI (National Bureau of Investigation) and the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group about Paolo Duterte’s involvement in smuggling in Bureau of Customs (BOC) in Davao City port,” he stated.
The senator additionally famous that self-confessed hitmen, Edgar Matobato and retired SPO3 Arthur Lascanas additionally made point out about Paolo Duterte’s alleged smuggling actions.
Matobato, he recalled, made reference about his dealings with BOC officers in Davao City whereas Lascanas, in his testimony in the Senate, stated in passing that the presidential son alleged to have helped a sure Charlie Tan in drug smuggling.
Tan is alleged to be the proprietor of one of many warehouse the place the smuggled shabu was delivered.
The President referred to as the senator fool, saying that Trillanes is now engaged right into a fishing expedition since he couldn’t produce proof that would love the Davao City vice mayor and Carpio to the so-called Davao Group.