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Trillanes on Duterte: The people have spoken

By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 07:56 AM May 10, 2016
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Sen. Antonio Trillanes (left) poses for a picture with Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte before the campaign period for this year’s elections. INQUIRER FILE

Saying that the people have spoken “clearly” and “resoundingly,” Senator Antonio Trillanes III said on Tuesday that he would not be a “hindrance” to reforms that Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte plans to initiate in government.

“I respect the will of the Filipino people. They have spoken clearly and resoundingly that they want Mayor Duterte to be our next president,” Trillanes said in a statement.

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“I assure the Mayor and our countrymen that I will not be a hindrance to the reform initiatives he intends to push in our government.”

“Having said that, I will continue with my advocacies as a legislator in our system of checks and balances. May God bless our country,” said Trillanes, who is trailing the vice presidential race based on partial and unofficial tally of the Commission on Elections.

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It was the senator who earlier accused Duterte of having at least P2.4 billion in several bank accounts.

Trillanes also filed a plunder case against Duterte at the Office of the Ombudsman for alleged ghost employees in Davao City.

The mayor, who is leading the presidential race based on the initial counts, has strongly denied both allegations.

Senator Grace Poe, who ran against the mayor, has conceded to Duterte.

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