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Trillanes ready to face Paras’ grave threats case

Senator says former congressman has ‘zero-credibility of a cellphone thief’
By: - Reporter / @MAgerINQ
/ 11:16 AM June 06, 2018

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV at the Kapihan sa Senado forum. INQUIRER.net/CATHY MIRANDA

Belying the accusations against him, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Wednesday vowed to face the grave threats case filed against him by Labor Undersecretary Jacinto Paras.

Trillanes even mocked Paras, saying the former congressman has the “zero-credibility of a cellphone thief.”

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“Walang katotohanan ‘yan,” he said when sought for comment on the case filed against him at the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office.

In the complaint, Paras accused Trillanes of allegedly threatening his life when their paths crossed at the Senate last week.

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“Paras has the zero-credibility of a cellphone thief. Ganun pa man, haharapin ko ‘yan,” Trillanes went on.

The senator’s “cellphone thief” remark was an apparent reference to Anakbayan Rep. Tom Villarin’s complaint against Paras, whom he accused of  “snatching” his high-end cellular phone at a congressional hearing last March.

READ: Rep. Villarin files theft charges vs DOLE Usec Jing Paras

“Pero makikita natin dito na gagawin lahat ng mga alagad ni Duterte para ma-distract o ma-harass ang mga taga oposisyon,” added Trillanes, a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte.

The senator earlier admitted confronting Paras during their encounter in the Senate but denied cursing or threatening the latter.

READ: Trillanes denies threatening DOLE Usec Jing Paras

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