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Trillanes belittles Duterte claim that he has hidden properties

/ 03:15 PM May 24, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday belittled President Rodrigo Duterte’s claims that he was behind an ouster plot against the Chief Executive and that he has properties hidden under other people’s names.

“Ayan ka na naman. Hindi ka pa nga nakakabawi sa kapalpakan mo dun sa inimbento mong offshore bank accounts na bintang mo sakin pati na rin dun sa mga sinabi mo laban sa Nanay ko, tapos may bago ka na namang bintang,” Trillanes said in a statement.

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“This time si Bikoy naman ang source mo. Henyo ka talaga, Duts,” he added.

Duterte earlier threatened to summon Trillanes’ 84-year-old mother over alleged anomalous dealings with the Philippine Navy. The President also accused Trillanes of having offshore accounts. Trillanes denied both as baseless claims.

In a speech in Davao the night after Peter Joemel Advincula or “Bikoy” retracted his drug allegations against Paolo Duterte, Manases Carpio and Senator-elect Christopher “Bong” Go, the President lashed at Trillanes anew and called him “walang hiya” (shameless).

“Ano’ng makuha ninyo kung patayin ninyo ako? At ‘yang mga black propaganda eventually the truth will come out,” Duterte said.

“… Karami mong kotse, tapos karami mong properties na nakalista sa ibang tao… lalabas rin ‘yan. Sinasabi ko, walanghiya ka, hindi ka lalaki,” he added.

Advincula, who claimed to be “Bikoy” of the “Totoong Narcolist” videos, alleged in May that members and allies of the Duterte family had been receiving drug money from a drug syndicate.

READ: ‘Bikoy’ changes tune on videos

Appearing with ranking Philippine National Police officials on Thursday, Advincula bared his claims were fabricated and allegedly directed by Trillanes and the Liberal Party to overthrow Duterte and install Vice President Leni Robredo as President. Trillanes, Liberal Party president Sen. Francis Pangilinan and Robredo have denied this.  (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)

READ: What happened then and now: Dissecting the twists and turns of ‘Bikoy’s’ tales

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