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Trillanes says he’s ready to go to Davao City to face libel case

/ 05:32 AM September 19, 2018

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV said he was ready to go to Davao City, turf of President Rodrigo Duterte, to submit a counteraffidavit for a libel case filed by two of the President’s closest relatives — his son and son-in-law.

But the problem is that Trillanes had been declared persona non grata in Davao City by its council.

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The senator, whose amnesty coverage was revoked by the President, said one option being studied by his lawyers was to have the case moved from Davao City.

Paolo Duterte, former vice mayor of the city, and Manases Carpio, husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte, have separately sued Trillanes for libel for comments made by the senator in a radio interview in Cebu City.

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To submit a counteraffidavit, a respondent is required to be present to subscribe to the document before a prosecutor.

Trillanes said if necessary, he would travel to Davao City to submit the counteraffidavit.

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