Palace: Alleged threats to Trillanes’ life just his ‘illusion’
MANILA, Philippines — The alleged threats to the life of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV are merely his “illusion,” Malacañang said Thursday, after the opposition lawmaker sought an exemption from this year’s election gun ban.
Trillanes claimed during a forum at the Senate that the Philippines was no longer safe, citing that President Rodrigo Duterte has made it more dangerous.
He said the alleged threats to his life came from the President.
“That is just his illusion. He’s being ignored. He is not given attention. He’s an illusionist. I am no longer surprised,” Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said in a Palace briefing.
The election gun ban started on January 13 and will last until June 12 this year. /je
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