Apektado: Trillanes says Duterte trying to divert public attention from family’s corruption
Senator Antonio Trillanes on Monday admitted getting sidetracked by allegations on him having secret cash deposits with various offshore banks supposedly.
Trillanes, in a press conference, said his announced plan to file a counter-complaint against Sen. Richard Gordon before the ethics and privileges committee supposedly this week, has taken a back seat due to the developments over the weekend.
“Hopefully within this week, late this week or next week (I will be able file it). I was just distracted by these fake accounts thing,” he said.
Trillanes, in a radio interview Sunday, confessed being affected emotionally upon learning of the allegations made by no less than President Duterte himself.
“Kapag inakusahan ka ng hindi totoo, hindi maganda ‘yun sa pakiramdam. Kaya nagtataka ako sa mga ito eh. Inaakusahan ko sila eh ganun ang pinapakita nila kasi totoo eh, totoo,” he was quoted saying in the said interview.
But he has come to realize, Trillanes said to reporters, that this issue against him could be but just another attempt to divert not only his but the public attention’s attention more specifically.
“Diversion ito eh. This is a distraction for me kasi instead na nandun ako kanina sa BOC (Bureau of Customs) hearing I needed to prepare for this press conference. Pero sige hinarap ko ito. Gusto ko magkaroon ng closure kaagad dito so that we can revert dun sa primary focus at hand which is itong si (Pres.) Duterte ay may bilyon bilyong piso sa kanyang bank accounts,” he said.
“Si (Davao City Vice Mayor) Paolo Duterte at si (Atty. Manases) Mans Carpio ay may daan daang milyon sa kanilng bank accounts. At itong si Paolo Duterte ay member ng triad, criminal syndicate na ito ang namumuno hindi lang sa smuggling operations sa Customs kung hindi dito sa importation ng illegal drugs dito sa ating bansa. Yan ang primary issue,” Trillanes emphasized.