Former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte has mocked opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, saying that the right process is to file a complaint before the proper venue and not before the media.
The presidential son posted a photo on his Facebook page, showing his filing of another libel complaint against Trillanes for linking him in the P6.4 billion worth of smuggled shabu from China last year.
“Ito ang tamang proseso at venue, file ka ng kaso hindi ung pupunta ka sa media magpapa-presscon, magdadadakdak, kahit ano pinagsasabi mo na wala namang batayan, walang kwenta at saysay,” he said.
“Puro salita para manira ng kapwa,” he added.
In another post, Duterte accused Trillanes of being afraid for not facing his case.
“At least kmi hinarap namin sya s senado. Di nya pwed gamitin ang parliamentary immunity nya ngayon,” he added.
Duterte’s filing of libel complaint against Trillanes Wednesday, September 19, was his second.
Early this month, he and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio, husband of Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio, filed a libel complaint against Trillanes for allegedly maligning him and his family in a radio interview in September last year over his alleged corruption and extortion activities involving government transactions.
Trillanes is a staunch critic of President Rodrigo Duterte. The Chief Executive has voided the senator’s amnesty through a proclamation. The opposition lawmaker claimed that he is being politically persecuted.