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Duterte calls Trillanes ‘hopeless,’ curses ABS-CBN, Inquirer for believing hidden wealth exposé: Mga mukhang pera!

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President Rodrigo Duterte apparently hasn’t forgiven– and forgotten– Senator Antonio Trillanes’ controversial exposé about his alleged ill-gotten wealth, more than a year after the 2016 elections.

Duterte took the opportunity to slam Trillanes and the two media entities which reported on his claim, The Philippine Daily Inquirer and ABS-CBN, when he spoke before businessmen at the 10th listing anniversary of Phoenix Petroleum Philippines at the Philippine Stock Exchange Plaza in Makati Tuesday (July 11).

“That’s why, for the first time nakita ninyo, ako lang ‘yung pulitikong nagmura sa… P******i** ko pati ‘yung mga obispo. Pati ako lang… Ako lang ang pulitikong nagmura diyan sa Inquirer na ‘yan. Diyan sa ABS na ‘yan… P****i**** ‘yan, mga mukhang pera. L**** kayo. Totoo naman,” he said.

Duterte said Inquirer and ABS-CBN believed the “garbage” peddled by Trillanes.

“Naniniwala sila kay Trillanes, isa pang hopeless. P211 million. Sabi ko, ‘Hindi totoo ‘yan.’ Nung nag-Presidente ako, sabi ko, ‘Sige, ako na ang Presidente ngayon. Kalkalin niyo ang buong Pilipinas, bangko, ‘pag may nakita kayo maski kalahati, I will step down as President,'” he recalled.

During the campaign season, Trillanes claimed 17 of Duterte’s bank accounts in three banks had transactions amounting to P2.4 billion.

The former Davao City mayor only had a net worth of P21.9 million in 2014, before he joined the presidential race.

Duterte said he can afford to curse anyone because he knows he hasn’t amassed ill gotten wealth.

“Ako na ang Presidente, ako na ang nag-utos sa inyo. ‘Sige, maghanap kayo diyan.’ Kaya ako kaya kong magbastos ng tao kasi wala kang masilip sa akin,” he said.