Dick says Senate will clear Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio: Baka sasabihin hinihimod ko puwet ni Duterte
There’s no probative value on the issues raised by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV against presidential son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, being alleged to be part of a drug triad or syndicate, said Sen. Richard Gordon on Sunday.
Gordon said this meant the Senate blue ribbon committee would clear Duterte and Carpio in its preliminary report.
“Walang naniniwala (sa charges ni Trillanes). If they want to file a counter report, they can do it…it’s mere information and has no probative value,” said Gordon in an interviw with DZBB anchor-reporter Nimfa Ravelo
“Hindi naman na-prove eh. Tinanong ba nya na triad member ka ba?” Gordon recalled Trillanes asking Duterte if he has a tattoo on his back which the presidential son refused to show.
“He has to lay the predicate to the question, kaya dapat nag-iba sya ng tanong,” he said.
“Sasabihin na naman kumakampi ako. Ang hirap sa kanila, pag sinabi ko ‘yung nasa batas, sasabihin nila (pro) Duterte ka eh. Sasabihin nila hinihimod mo ‘yung puwet in Duterte, masasakit ang salita, eh hindi ko na lang pinapatulan. Kapag umayon naman, sasabihin, mahusay naman sya, parehas.
“The thing is, kung gagawa ka ng imbestigasyon, walang partido ‘yan,” he said.
Even on the issue on the alleged bank deposits of Duterte, as alluded to by Trillanes was “just a scrap of paper” as it was not proven to be true, Gordon said.
“Practically, (the issues on tattoo and bank deposits) just passed in the air and have no probative value. The whole Senate Blue Ribbon said there is nothing, (Duterte and his brother-in-law Atty. Mananses Carpio) should be allowed to go home because if there are issues against them, (the law) should have gone after them,” he said.
The committee is expected to come out with a preliminary report to be presented to the plenary anytime this week even as the blue ribbon pursues other issues such as the alleged systematic corruption at the Bureau of Customs (BOC).