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Trillanes to Sara Duterte | hindi ko alam na ang tatay mo pala ay isang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw

A statement from Senator Antonio Trillanes IV was released on Thursday disproving Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte's claims that he was an opportunist and a hypocrite for opposing President Rodrigo Duterte after asking for his support in the previous 2016 elections.

In Trillanes's defense, he said that he was unaware of Duterte's involvement in alleged crimes when he approached him in 2015. He stated that the accusations happened before he knew that her father, President Duterte, was a killer and a thief.  

“Ang mga panunumbat ni Mayor Sara Duterte ay nung hindi ko pa kilalang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw ang tatay niyang si Presidente Duterte." 

He added that everything changed now that he knows the truth. He also said that it is so much easier to be an opportunist to the President now rather than to oppose him.

“Iba na ngayon, alam ko na ang katotohanan. Di ba naisip ni Sara Duterte na di hamak na mas madaling maging oportunista sa pag sipsip ngayon kay Duterte imbes na kalabanin sya?” 

Sara Duterte, the daughter of the President, labeled Senators Risa Hontiveros, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan, and Trillanes, Tindig Pilipinas members, as opportunists. She emphasized that they don't have any issues with the President when they were asking for his support, but the problems emerged now that he won. 

"Matanong ko lang, nung mga panahon na humingi kayo ng tulong, may isyu ba kayo sa governance ni PRD [President Rodrigo Duterte]? Wala. Ngayon na nanalo na siya? Meron. Hunger Games, Pilipinas: Plastic na, oportunista pa.” 

The three senators were members of the Senate minority bloc which is a part of the Tindig Pilipinas coalition. Sarah Duterte named the group Hunger Games Pilipinas since the three-fingered salute resembles the sign from the Hunger Games movies. 

Sara said that in 2016, Trillanes asked for Duterte's help in his vice presidential campaign. She added that she did not agree to meet the senator in Davao since she never liked the senator's protest in the Manila Peninsula. 

"Years ago, nag-request ka makipag kita sa akin dito sa Davao, nasa Damosa ka, ano sabi ko sa emissary mo? No. You know why? I never liked your circus sa Manila Peninsula. Pero meron ako picture na nakipagkita ka kay PRD kasi humingi ka ng tulong niya sa VP campaign mo”

She also said that the current "circus acts" of the opposition will not guarantee them of winning the 2022 elections. 

"Akala ninyo yung circus ninyo ngayon magpapanalo sa inyo sa 2022? Hindi. Ano ititindig niyo? Paninindigang Trapo".

Trillanes did confirm that he had a meeting with the then Davao City Mayor in April 2015 as he considers a possible team-up. The meeting took place when the President said that he is not running for the presidency. However, Trillanes said that when he learned that Duterte had no interest in running for the position, the supposed meeting for collaboration ended up to be a social conversation.

According to the senator, when he learned that Duterte was not interested in running, what was supposed to be an “exploratory” meeting turned into a “social conversation.” 

Trillanes to Sara Duterte | hindi ko alam na ang tatay mo pala ay isang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw Trillanes to Sara Duterte | hindi ko alam na ang tatay mo pala ay isang mamamatay tao at magnanakaw Reviewed by TNS Correspondent on 10/12/2017 02:42:00 AM Rating: 5

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