Trillanes, a ‘persona non grata’ in Davao City – local execs
Davao City officials declared Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Fil-Am businesswoman Loida Nicolas-Lewis as “persona non grata” in the hometown of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Trllanes and Nicolas-Lews were deemed undesirable and unwelcome in Davao City allegedly because of their continuous criticisms against the Duterte administration.
Duterte served as mayor of the Davao City for seven terms. His daughter, Sara Duterte-Carpio, is the incumbent mayor of the town.
“Mr. President, I move to declare Mr. Antonio Trillanes IV, Senator of the Republic of the Philippines, as a ‘Persona Non-Grata’ in the City of Davao,” said Davao City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-Ag during an awarding ceremony for the seal of good local governance.
Al-ag asserted that Trillanes would not succeed in his alleged plan to demolish the Duterte administration.
“Mr. Trillanes, you will not succeed in destroying our city. You will not succeed in destroying the Dabawenyos. You will not succeed in destroying our beloved President Rodrigo Duterte,” Al-ag said.
He also claimed that the Dabawenyos were furious against Trillanes, who, he also said, “has not done anything good” for Davao City.
“Mr. Trillanes, Dabawenyos are furious and angry with your words and with your action,” Al-ag said.
“Mr. Trillanes, we do not need you here in Davao City. You are unwelcome and unwanted in our city of Davao. You have not done anything good at all to our city!” he added.
Trillanes, a known staunch critic of Mr. Duterte, has accused the Chief Executive of amassing unexplained wealth.
Nicolas-Lewis, meanwhile, has been accused of funding alleged destabilization plots against the Duterte government. Of late, Mr. Duterte accused Nicola-Lewis of connivance over the decision of the International Criminal Court (ICC) to take up human rights abuse allegations against the brutal campaign of the Duterte administration against the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country. Faye Orellana, INQUIRER.net /kga
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