- Senator Antonio Trillanes arrived in Davao City on Tuesday
- He faced the libel case filed against him by former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte
- Trillanes pleaded not guilty to the court
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has arrived in President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, Davao City on Tuesday. KAMI learned that Trillanes was set to face the libel case filed against him by Presidential son and former Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.
In a report by ABS-CBN News, Trillanes pleaded not guilty for the charges against him. He insisted that it was just “harassment” for him.
"Mga harassment cases lang po ito talaga just to inconvenience me para ma-distract ako. Pero di ako madi-distract, I will continue with my mandate as a member of the opposition," Trillanes said.
"Nandirito tayo ngayon sa Davao para harapin ito, para ipakita natin na hindi natin tinatakbuhan o tinatalikuran ang mga ganitong hamon," he added.
It was Trillanes’ first time to visit Davao after he was declared as “persona non grata” in the city last year when he said Davao was the “most dangerous” city in the country.
It has also been reported by Rappler that the Davao court rejected Department of Justice's motion to block the hold departure order against Trillanes as he is not a "flight risk".
In a previous report by KAMI, Vice Mayor Duterte and his brother-in-law Atty. Mans Carpio filed a libel case against Trillanes due to the senator’s accusation that they were smuggling illegal drug and extorting money with ride-hailing firm.
Trillanes immediately posted bail for the case as reported by KAMI before. He posted P96,000 bail to avoid the warrant of arrest filed against him.
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