UncategoriesTrillanes on his libel case against Mocha Uson "Get a good lawyer because you're facing serious charges)."
Trillanes on his libel case against Mocha Uson "Get a good lawyer because you're facing serious charges)."
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday, September 22, is now suing PCOO Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson for alleging the exact same thing – that he has hidden bank accounts of his own.
"The era of fake news is over. Lahat ng magkakalat ng fake news ngayon ay mananagot sa ating batas. So ‘yan ang dapat matutunan ng lahat ng nagkakalat ng fake news (Everyone spreading fake news will be held liable under the law. That's a lesson for all people spreading fake news )," the senator said in an interview with media after he filed the complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman.
"As a responsible senior government official, we have a higher standard. The truthfulness of the information should have been verified before it was shared. Let this be a lesson not only for Ms Mocha Uson but also others who have a penchant to share fake news," the senator said.
Trillanes’ complaint stems from a social media post made on Asec. Uson’s blog, where she shared a post by Davao Breaking News and with the following comment, “Alleged tagong yaman ni Trillanes.” Mocha also dared mainstream media to talk about the story.
In his affidavit, Trillanes recounts that Uson shared “images and links” of “uniform computer printed documents purportedly being offered to prove that (Trillanes) had numerous bank accounts.”
"I’ve been holding my peace. Halos i-badmouth ako palagi. Iba ito e. Nagkalat sila ng pekeng information na diretso sa pagkatao ko at kredibilidad as a public official, Nagsabi siya na may offshore accouts na wala naman . he said.
Trillanes also warns PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson to get a Good Lawyer because the cases filed against her is serious charges.
"Kumuha ka ng abodagong magaling at mabibigat itong mga kasong kinakaharap mo (Get a good lawyer because you're facing serious charges)."
Coincidentally, this was the same strategy used by Trillanes in his attacks against President Duterte and his family during the election campaign, and again during the senate hearing on the Php 6.4 billion shabu smuggling case.
Aside from being seen as hypocritical, Trillanes’ suit may also be viewed as an attempt to silence criticism coming from supporters of President Duterte. In an interview immediately following his filing, Trillanes boasted that “this is the end of fake news,” and warned others of suffering the same fate if they continue to attack him in the way that Uson did.