Trillanes to Duterte allies: ‘Hindi ko rin kayo titigilan’
MANILA, Philippines—Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Tuesday warned that nothing will stop him from going after President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies, assuring them that they will be on the run once the Chief Executive is out of office.
Trillanes, a staunch Duterte critic, made the pronouncement after posting bail for the conspiracy to commit sedition charge filed against him in connection with the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video series. It was his 19th case under the Duterte administration.
“Hindi po tayo natitinag. Nakita niyo galing ako sa ibang bansa, bumalik ako rito para harapin ito. Dahil hindi nga tayo natatakot. Pero sana lang itong mga gumagawa nitong mga kaso na ito ngayon, mga nang-aapi, eh sana ay hindi rin kayo matakot balang araw. Kasi talagang hindi ko rin kayo titigilan,” the former lawmaker stressed.
Trillanes said those officials who are acting like “bullies” will someday run once they fall from power.
“Pagbaba nitong mga to sa pwesto. Iyang mga pasiga-siga na yan, mark my words magtatakbuhan iyan. ‘Yang mga yan hindi sanay sa labang diretso kaya ganyan,” he said.
Asked to name the officials he was referring to, Trillanes singled out the President and his longtime aide and now Senator Christopher “Bong” Go.
“Pasiga-siga ‘yan sila. Kapag wala na iyan sa pwesto si Duterte tignan niyo, mark my words hindi yan haharap ng ganito,” he said.
Trillanes is also facing the revival of his rebellion case lodged at a Makati court in connection with the 2007 Manila Peninsula siege. He is also facing an inciting to sedition case before the Pasay Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 45 for his remarks on Duterte’s supposed hidden wealth and a libel case filed by Davao City Rep. Paolo Duterte and Manases Carpio before a Davao City court.
Edited by MUF
Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.