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Duterte: Trillanes earned wealth from China


By Argyll Cyrus Geducos

President Duterte linked Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s alleged hidden wealth to the latter’s trips to China in 2012 when Trillanes negotiated with Chinese officials at the height of the dispute over the West Philippine Sea.

Duterte, in an interview over PTV-4 Friday night, said that Trillanes’ visit cost the Philippine government the Scarborough Shoal.



“Yung mga dummy na ‘yan o nagbigay sa kanya ng pera or otherwise ‘yung kinita niya sa China when he was going back and forth eight or nine times sa China, tapos ‘yun ‘yung nag-accumulate yung mga pera niya. That was the time we lost the Scarborough Shoal,” Duterte said.

“He’s bent on destroying me. I will destroy him or he will destroy me. Gano’n lang ‘yon,” The President said.

Former Senator Juan Ponce Enrile previously accused Trillanes of favoring China when the latter served as the Philippines’ backdoor negotiator tasked to diffuse tensions between the two countries.

It was reported that Trillanes had 16 secret meeting with Chinese officials about the Scarborough Shoal and the West Philippine Sea where he, (Trillanes) allegedly told them that “the Filipinos don’t care about the disputed territory.”

During the campaign period last year, Duterte himself brought up Trillanes’ meetings in China, calling the senator a “traitor.”

Duterte first brought up Trillanes’ alleged offshore accounts last week, saying he would also reveal the identities of the latter’s 200 consultants.

He said Trillanes was bent on going after him and family, citing how Trillanes claimed that Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte was a member of a drug triad and Paolo allegedly played a role in the smuggling of a P6.4-billion illegal drug shipment from China in May, 2017.

“I’m coming out with Trillanes’ bank deposits all over [the world]. Nakuha ko na. Akala kasi niya hindi ko rin kaya, eh,” Duterte had said, referring to how Trillanes accused him of having millions of pesos of hidden wealth during the campaign period.

But unlike that event, Duterte said the evidence he obtained against the Senator “is not garbage.”


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  • Balot-Pinoy

    Its the other way around. Si Duterte at yung pamilya nya ang yumaman.

  • curatolo

    Duterte should show his “so caled evidence”againts traidor Trillanes. Try your best for people to believe you. Ika nga NAUNAHAN KA NI TRILLANES, Better for you to show your real proof and file charges and dont wait till mid election to show them.

  • hot mama

    eh pumirma na sya ng waiver, ikaw ba? dinadaan mo lang sa kwento na animal ka

  • Wilbert Santos

    Everything has an end. Next the PAID MEDIA. Next to corruption and drugs, paid and biased media should be the next biggest evil the Philippines needs to cure.
    Trillanes; your time is over. You “shall pay” for all the sufferings you created for the Filipino people.

    • Manny Santos

      you should say to our foul mouthed president ..where is the country heading now? , instead of explaining how peso is diving and commodity prices are jacking up..philippine budget are souring at the expense of tax payer .instead of rampant killing,..lets hear from him
      corruption is still flourishing , incoming shabu in tons are still coming with cahoot of Davao Group to whom he cannot dig dipper who’s behind it comes from his own territory…lets us hear from him
      You “shall pay” for all the sufferings you created for the Filipino people.

      • Happy Folger

        Well said.

    • Happy Folger

      How about Duterte? Will he pay for the deaths of thousands? For the damage to the Filipino economy? Or for the reputation of the Philippines? Or for selling out to China? Or for exonerating every corrupt politician he could?
      And how about you little brownshirt? How and when will you pay for your subservience to a little fascist banana republic?

  • kilabot

    now those are the real accounts.
    sk trillones should now issue the waivers
    on these 2 real accounts in singapore and zurich;
    all his previous waivers were useless as they were
    not the ones mentioned by du30;
    why is sk trillones so quiet now?
    he only has to copy his old
    waivers and change the
    bank name and acct#;
    as simple as that;
    well, sk?


  • Happy Folger

    Let’s see some proof.
    Talk is cheap.

  • tarikan

    P*****InaMo, sign the waiver you bloated ILONG! Kung suspek si Trililing eh di ipa-tokhang mo kay Bato katulad ng mga suspek sa squatter.

  • tarikan

    Pagpalagay na natin PH lost Scarborough shoal dahil kay Trililing. Eh yung mas malaking area mas maraming islets were lost to China dahil kay Poong ILONG. So sino ang mas malaking O’gag?