DAVAO City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Tuesday, September 12, that Senator Antonio Trillanes IV maliciously and wrongly calculated the content of his bank accounts that the senator claimed to be Duterte’s during the Senate hearing.
Duterte in a press briefing also said that Trillanes during the hearing recycled some election issues against him.
"Nahutdan siya ug pangutana, nigawas kaduha pabalik recycled issue na tung kampanya kadto iyang giwara-wara na papel ang time deposit namo ni Mayor Inday Sara, akong igsuon na si Baste, ang akong mama, ug akoa, iyang gi-add with the principal for how many years mao na gitawag nako siya nga ugok. By the way I am a graduate of banking and finance (He ran out of questions and what he did was he came out with recycled issues from the campaign period. That paper he is holding contained the time deposit of Mayor Inday Sara Duterte-Carpio, my brother Sebastian, my mother, and mine. He added computed with the principal for how many years, so that is why I call him stupid. By the way I am a graduate of Banking and Finance)," he said.
Duterte in Tuesday’s interview expressed that his family suffered from the issue of his alleged involvement in the Bureau of Customs corruption in connection to the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.
The vice mayor also decried the crooked and twisted reporting of the media.
"Did Mark Taguba said that I was involved in that shabu shipment if you recall the questioning sa isa ka congressman wala naman to sa iyang line of questioning, ang question didto na sa Tara, and then he mentioned Davao group, and then he mentioned Abellera, then he mentioned Paolo Duterte," he said.
Meanwhile, Duterte promised that he will reveal everything in the right time especially the truth about the tattoo on his back.
Trillanes during the hearing challenged Duterte to show the tattoo, which allegedly contained the drug triad symbol.
"Kabalo mo tama 'tong mga abogado nako, dili ko uto-uto but when the time comes na mahulog na siya sa kataas sa iyang lupad ipakita nako ninyo," he said.
The vice mayor added that he already asked the tattoo artist, through his brother Sebastian, not to post his tattoo in any media form.
"Siyempre palaguton gyud nimo ang kalaban hangtod mabuak ang ilang utok labi na ng mga yellowtards, labi na kanang sa social media nga mura nag mga buang (Of course, you have to play with your enemies until they break their heads, especially the yellowtards, those who are in social media who attack like crazy)," he said.
Duterte who attended the State of the City Address (Soca) of his younger sister did not agree to any interview after the Senate hearing until Tuesday.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on September 13, 2017.
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