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Puppet master: Trillanes accuses Dick of kicking out Martin Dino to entrench his lackey in SBMA

Nov 13, 2017 @ 11:38

Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is not yet done digging up dirt on Senator Richard Gordon.

Trillanes said he would uncover more anomalies involving Gordon after filing plunder and criminal charges against Gordon before the Office of the Ombudsman last week over purported misuse of P193 million of his pork barrel funds through the Philippine Red Cross.

Trillanes claimed Gordon had a direct hand in ejecting President Duterte’s ally Martin Dino as chairperson of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA).

“Dati nyang executive assistant yung inilagay nya dyan sa Subic,yung nag box out kay Mr. (Martin) Dino. Ngayon may mga kinakalap tayong information at may mga anomaly dyan,” Trillanes said, apparently referring to the newly-appointed SBMA chair Wilma Eisma.

Eisma has been serving as SBMA administrator since January this year and would continue holding the post concurrent to her post as chairperson.

There had been reports on so-called power struggle between Dino and Eisma as the two had been at odds over certain decisions in the agency, issuing contradicting orders that had affected SBMA’s operations.

Dino, a party mate of President Duterte in PDP-Laban, had been instrumental in the 2016 electoral bid of the Chief Executive, was ordered replaced by Eisma for a term that would expire in June 30, 2022.

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