Duterte points to Trillanes, ‘yellows’ as brains behind video linking son to drugs: Paulit-ulit na yan!
By Prince Golez
President Rodrigo Duterte believes Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was behind the viral video linking his son Paolo Duterte to the illegal drug trade.
In an ambush interview with reporters in Palawan Thursday, Duterte dismissed the allegations in the six-minute video titled “Ang Totoong Narco List” as “propaganda.”
“Well, that is propaganda that has been repeated all the time. Alam mo — alam ko propaganda na ‘yan. I was told. Eh pabalik-balik na ‘yang… I assure you, we are not into it,” the President said.
“Ngayon, the purveyor of that is [Trillanes] and the rest of the yellow. Yellow ‘yan, pati spearheaded by… So hinahayaan ko na lang ‘yan si Trillanes because that is — that has become his passion. Hindi na ako pumapatol sa ano,” he added.
A certain “Bikoy,” who claimed to be a former member of a large drug syndicate, alleged in the video that the younger Duterte has a dragon tattoo on his back.
Part of the dragon tattoo, according to him, was the alphanumeric code “ALPHA TIERRA-0029,” which supposedly matches one of Paolo’s code names in his list of recipients of drug money.
The ex-Davao City vice mayor allegedly received between P20 million and P30 million monthly from the illegal drug trade.