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As his ’life’s mission,’ Trillanes vows to hold Duterte family accountable for acts

/ 07:55 PM December 28, 2017
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Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV (File photo by NINO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV has made it his life’s mission to make the “murderous” and “corrupt” Duterte family accountable for their actions.

Trillanes made the promise in a strongly-worded statement he issued on Thursday after resigned Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and presidential son-in-law Manases Carpio filed a civil suit against him for damages.

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Duterte and Carpio filed the civil case at the Davao City Regional Trial Court last Dec. 27, a few months after Trillanes accused them of corruption and involvement in drug smuggling.

“It’s nothing but another harassment suit because our corrupt and coopted justice system have become the refuge of the Duterte scoundrels,” Trillanes said in his statement.

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“Just be sure that you’d be in power forever because I have made it my life’s mission to make your murderous and corrupt clan accountable for your actions,” he said.

Last September, Duterte and Carpio attended the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing on the alleged corruption and smuggling activities in the Bureau of Customs (BOC), including the shipment of P6.4 billion crystal meth, locally known as shabu, into the country.

Trillanes showed copies of bank statements alleging that Duterte and Carpio had millions of pesos in separate bank accounts. Both declined to waive bank secrecy over their accounts.

The senator also accused the former mayor of having a back tattoo, which allegedly proved his alliance with a Chinese triad involved in different criminal activities.

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