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‘Pure BS,’ says Trillanes of Paolo Duterte resignation

/ 06:23 PM December 25, 2017
Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte (Photo from RTV Malacañang)

The resignation of presidential son Paolo Duterte as Davao City vice mayor was just an attempt to “preempt investigations against him,” Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Monday as he questioned the former’s “delicadeza.”

“Delicadeza, seriously? Pinatulan nga nya yung anak nya publicly sa Facebook, tapos delicadeza?” Trillanes said in a text message.


“Besides, he has already been cleared months ago by Gordon’s committee de abswelto. So, that’s pure BS,” he added.

Trillanes also pointed out that Duterte was “probably just preempting the numerous investigations against him by the Ombudsman.”


“Also, he most likely needs more time to focus on managing his multi-billion peso businesses,” he added.

Earlier, Duterte announced his resignation effective on Monday, Dec. 25.

He cited his failed first marriage, the dragging of his name into the issue of P6.4-billion worth of shabu shipment that slipped past the Bureau of Customs, and his word war between his daughter Isabelle, as the reasons behind his resignation.

It was Trillanes who accused Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio of being behind the alleged “Davao Group” which facilitated smuggling at the BOC in exchange of grease money.

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