Era of fake news is over.
That is for the pro-Duterte social media accounts.
This is the statement made by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV as he revealed his plan to file label cases against several individuals who spread information on his alleged foreign bank accounts on the internet.
|Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, changes gear and now attack pro-Duterte social media counts and personalities, saying in a senate press conference that the "era of fake news in over" (photo credit to Rappler.com)|
Trillanes slammed pro-Duterte social media accounts and personalities for allegedly spreading false information about the existence of the said bank accounts. The Senator specifically names broadcast journalist Erwin Tulfo, Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, and content contributor of CNN Philippines, Ben Tesioma.
"Kaya nga within the next few days I will file a case against itong si Mr. Erwin Tulfo, si Ms. Mocha Uson at itong si Mr. Ben Tesiorna. Kakasuhan ko sila ng libel," Trillanes said in a media conference at the Senate.
He added, "Hindi na pupwede yung fake news. The era of fake news is over."
Thae Senator recently signed waivers for the alleged bank accounts which will allow th Anti-Money Laundering Council and the Office of the Ombudsman to check the bank accounts that were alleged to be under the name of the senator.
In signing the said waivers, he challenged President Rodrigo Roa Duterte to sign a similar documents to allow a scrutiny in the accounts the senator alleged the he has in Pasig City containing more than P200 million.The same allegation he made during the election campaign last year.
"Ako naman ibabalik ko kay Duterte yung hamon. Nagparatang ka sa akin pumirma ako ng waiver. Nagparatang ako sa'yo isang taon mahigit na iniiba mo yung usapan," he said. *
This the latest action done by the Senator after this weekend, the president in his speech in Cagayan De Oro, revealed that Trillanes has offshore accounts in different countries- a proof , the president said of the senator’s hidden wealth.
"Itong Duterte administration nanalo kayo dahil sa fake news pero ngayon hindi na pupwede yan. Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo every time," Trillanes said.