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Palace rejects Trillanes’ drug test dare for Duterte: Ikaw na lang!


By Prince Golez

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, not President Rodrigo Duterte, should be subjected to drug testing, according to Malacanang.

Spokesperson Salvador Panelo was reacting to Trillanes’ call for Duterte to take a drug test as proof that he is drug-free.

The chief executive earlier joked that he uses marijuana to keep him awake. He, however, backtracked on his remark, saying it as just a joke.

“I think he (Trillanes) should be the one to undergo that,” Panelo told reporters on Thursday.

The official maintained that Duterte would not heed the challenge of Trillanes, whose amnesty in 2011 was revoked by Duterte for his supposed failure to apply for amnesty and to admit his guilt.

“Nagtataka nga ako bakit pinapatulan niyo siya. Hindi naman kailangan na. Look at this President, malakas… Sinasabi niya naman sa atin kung ano deperensiya niya e,” he added.