Bongbong Marcos was first rumored to be the next DILG Secretary. Now, some supporters floated the idea via social media that the president’s son, Paulo Du30 can be a possible appointee for the post. However, the only involvement Paolo has now with the DILG is regarding his resignation as Vice Mayor of Davao. DILG officer in charge Catalino Cuy said that his move is a first from a highly urbanized city. Nevertheless, he follows the correct process and it is effective within 15 working days. This is if President Du30 won’t act on it. The younger Du30, however, files a civil case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV with brother-in-law, Atty. Manases Carpio.
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Civil Case against Senator Trillanes
The President’s eldest son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Dut30, and son-in-law Manases Carpio, recently filed a civil case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. This is for linking them to the smuggling of P6.4 billion worth of shabu at the Bureau of Customs in May. The case lands under the Davao City Regional Trial Court Branch 15 under Judge Mario Duaves.
A Senator Rumor-Monger
“Senator Trillanes imputes malice in saying that my appearance before the Bureau of Customs is because of smuggling. He is just a desperate rumor-monger who happens to be a senator,” said Carpio. Trillanes acted cool on this development. “It’s nothing but another harassment suit because our corrupt and co-opted justice system has become the refuge of the Duterte scoundrels,” the cheap-talking Senator said.
Davao Mayor Retaliates
Mayor Sara, the sister of Paolo retaliates by calling Senator Trillanes “Mema” or cheap talker. Trillanes assertion that her brother steps down to prevent the Ombudsman from investigating him is a hoax. “I don’t think the Ombudsman’s probe stops just because Paolo resigns. It doesn’t work that way,” she said. She happens to be a lawyer.
Big Du30 Supporter
Bongbong Marcos is not in the limelight during the holidays. His team needs to prepare for the recount in February 2018. He is, nonetheless, visible in the different important activities that the Du30s are officiating. Marcos seems like the first family’s biggest support. He said that he won’t say no to any position that the President would offer him. But the Filipino leader wants him to concentrate on his electoral protest against VP Leni Robredo.