SEN. TRILLANES PLEADS NOT GUILTY VS. LIBEL CHARGES FILED BY EX-VICE MAYOR DUTERTE, CARPIO
Senator Antonio Trillianes IV pleaded “not guilty” to four counts of libel filed against him by former Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio.
Trillianes personally issued his plea before the regional court of Davao City.
Duterte and Carpio filed the libel cases after Trillianes accused them of extorting money from Uber and other companies.
The President's son also filed another case for linking him to the alleged smuggling of ₱6.4 billion of shabu from China in May 2018.
Trillianes said the libel cases has no other objective but to harass him.