LOOK! TRILLANES TO PAOLO DUTERTE: IF YOU`RE SURE ABOUT THE INFORMATION, SABIHIN MO
Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte said on Wednesday, October 5, that one senator is using cocaine. "Kung ako makakuha ng ebidensya sa inyo, I'll see to it na kung ako ang makakaakusa sa inyo, merong isang senador diyan na gumagamit ng cocaine," Duterte said.
In response to this, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday said Paolo Duterte should name the senator he is accusing for using cocaine.
"Ang sa akin, i-name na lang ... 'Wag na tayong mag-blind item. If you're sure about the information, sabihin mo." Trillanes said. When asked if the burden of proof lies with the Davao City vice mayor, he said,
"Oo naman, kasi peperwisyuhin pa 'yung 23 (senators) na hindi naman adik—assuming that (Duterte's claim) is true—kasi i-clear pa naman lahat... It doesn't work that way."
Trillanes said he has no information if any of his co-senators is indeed using cocaine.
"I wouldn't know. Basta't ako, I'm sure I'm not that senator," he said.
When asked if he agreed to a drug test, "Puwede naman 'yun pero 'yung ganiyan kasi voluntary in nature. And sa akin, dito dapat same standard, sabay-sabay, saka lahat." he added.
Vice Mayor Duterte refused to name senator and said he would reveal who it is once he gets the evidence.