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Trillanes calls Duterte a credit grabber: Senators advocated free tuition, irrigation, universal healthcare

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is sick and tired of President Duterte supposedly taking credit for the passage of key legislations.

In a Facebook post, Trillanes called out the President for his “new lies,” saying Duterte merely signed the bills, such as free college tuition, universal health care law, national feeding program, and free irrigation law that were authored by some senators.

“During the past few months, Duterte has been spreading new lies about his ‘fulfilled’ campaign promises. Now, before these lies take root again (just like his ridiculous lie that he made Davao City the 4th SAFEST city in the WORLD), allow me to set the record straight,” he said.

He said the Free College Tuition Law was the primary advocacy of Sen. Bam Aquino which he championed during the 17th Congress.

The Universal Healthcare Law was the primary advocacy of Sen. JV Ejercito and Sen. Risa Hontiveros who pushed for its passage during the 17th Congress.

He said Sen. Cynthia Villar and Sen. Ping Lacson were behind the proposed free irrigation initiative while Senator Grace Poe pushed for
national feeding program for poor children.

“Duterte has nothing to do with the passage of these laws except to sign the enrolled bills,” Trillanes said.

“Bago ka mag-grab ng credit, Mr. Duterte, tutukan mo muna ang mga tunay na pinangako mo nung 2016 na kampanya na tatanggalin mo ang crime, corruption at illegal drugs in 3 to 6 months kundi magreresign ka,” he said.

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