PRRD's Chief Legal Counsel hits back Trillanes: "He cries like a baby, perennial whiner, a false accuser" - The Daily Sentry

Monday, December 10, 2018



PRRD's Chief Legal Counsel hits back Trillanes: "He cries like a baby, perennial whiner, a false accuser"



Salvador Panelo | Senator Antonio Trillnes IV | Photo from ABS-CBN News

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel and Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo hit back at opposition Senator Antonio Trillnes IV after smearing the administration instead of facing his libel charges filed before a Davao court.

Face libel charges

"Instead of facing this squarely, however, the Senator from Bicol ranted and released a fiery statement before the media attacking the Administration, as his usual style." he said in a statement.

"Senator Trillanes is certainly out of his wits," he added.

Panelo's remarks came after the statement of Trillanes against the administration in relation to the issuance of arrest warrant against him for his libel cases filed by presidential son, former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and his brother-in-law Atty. Manases Carpio.

Senator Antonio Trillnes IV |  Paolo Duterte | Photo from ABS-CBN News
A perennial whiner

He also pointed out that Trillanes, one of the vocal critics of Duterte administration is not exempted from prosecution.

"His latest remarks prove once and for all that he is an incorrigible rouble rouser and perennial whiner, a false accuser who, when hailed to court, cries like a baby reminiscent of staging a coup and surrenders instantly even without a gun being fired from the government forces," he said.


Panelo also reminded Sen. Trillanes that everyone must be accountable for any wrongdoing or infraction of any law.

"His being a Senator can not excuse him from prosecution from those he has wronged. Instead of employing squid tactics and smearing the Administration, he should focus on the legal remedies available to him," he said.

Cries like a baby


Senator Antonio Trillnes IV | Photo from Philstar
Trillanes, had earlier criticized the justice system being implemented under the Duterte administration as what he called "topsy-turvy" justice citing the acquittal of former senator Ramon "Bong" Revilla Jr in relation to the pork barrel scam. He said plunderers are being set free, while critics are being jailed.

"Baliktad ang hustisya sa gobyerno ni Duterte. Ang mga mandarambong ay pinalaya na. Ang mga kritiko naman ay gagawan ng kaso para pilit na maikulong,” the senator said in a statement.


Panelo's Full statement reads: 

On the latest remarks of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

The Davao City Regional Trial Court ordered on December 7 the arrest of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV for the crime of libel.

Instead of facing this squarely, however, the Senator from Bicol ranted and released a fiery statement before the media attacking the Administration, as his usual style. Senator Trillanes is certainly out of his wits. His latest remarks prove once and for all that he is an incorrigible rouble rouser and perennial whiner, a false accuser who, when hailed to court, cries like a baby reminiscent of staging a coup and surrenders instantly even without a gun being fired from the government forces.


Salvador Panelo  Photo from ABS-CBN News
Everyone must be accountable for any wrongdoing or infraction of any law. His being a Senator can not excuse him from prosecution from those he has wronged. Instead of employing squid tactics and smearing the Administration, he should focus on the legal remedies available to him.

Salvador S. Panelo 
Chief Presidential Legal Counsel
& Presidential Spokesperson

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Source: Office of the Presidential Spokesperson