Former Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has slammed the alleged arrogance of Robin Padilla and his boss President Duterte.
Trillanes told Padilla that he has already patrolled the West Philippine Sea a few times long before the actor challenged him to visit the disputed area to show courage.
The former Navy officer said his team even caught Chinese poachers during the sea patrol.
“Para sa kaalaman mo, Robin, ilang beses akong nagpatrolya dyan sa WPS at nakahuli pa ng Chinese poachers at surveillance ship noong ako ay nasa Navy pa,” Trillanes tweeted on Monday, August 10.
Trillanes turned the tables on Padilla, throwing a major shade at his supposed arrogance. He said while he served the Navy, Padilla and his “amo” President Duterte did not even undergo Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) in school.
“Habang kayo ng amo mong si duterte ay kahit ROTC ay di nyo naranasan. Puro lang kayo yabang,” the former lawmaker told Padilla.
The two men had recently been at loggerheads over the government’s pandemic response.
Trillanes recently blasted Padilla for telling people to take action instead of complaining against the government. He blamed Padilla for contributing to Duterte’s presidential win in the past elections and supposedly bringing suffering to the people.
The actor retaliated by telling Trillanes that he was the one who has caused harm to the nation when he staged botched mutinies. He also dared Trillanes to show courage and defend the West Philippine Sea.
Para sa kaalaman mo, Robin, ilang beses akong nagpatrolya dyan sa WPS at nakahuli pa ng Chinese poachers at surveillance ship noong ako ay nasa Navy pa, habang kayo ng amo mong si duterte ay kahit ROTC ay di nyo naranasan. Puro lang kayo yabang.
— Sonny Trillanes IV (@TrillanesSonny) August 10, 2020