Trillanes Response to Belgica: May diperensya sa pag-i-isip yan!

On Monday, the mutineer-turned-politician Antonio Trillanes dared former Manila councilor Greco Belgica  who claimed to file a complaint against the former before the Ombudsman.



Belgica accused the senator of using millions of his Disbursement Acceleration Program funds to finance a fraudulent lamp project in unknown municipalities.

"Alam niyo, isa pa yang si Belgica, may diperensya sa pag-i-isip. I don’t know why you keep on entertaining that. Nakakasama ko noong 2013 sa campaign, medyo may amats yan," Trillanes told reporters.

"Nakasama ko ‘yan noong 2013 sa campaign, medyo may ‘amats’ ‘yan. Pero sige, don’t take my word for it. Kung meron siya, eh ‘di i-file niya sa Ombudsman. Hinimay-himay na lahat ‘yan. You need a COA report para magkaroon ka ng ganyang allegations. Hindi ‘yan pwedeng presscon lang," Trillanes said.
"Pero, sige. Sa ‘kin, don’t take my word for this. Sa ‘kin, sige lang. Kung meron siya, eh di i-file niya sa Ombudsman," he added.

Trillanes' office have submitted a list of their projects for it's constituents. He is among the senators who received funds on 2011 from the controversial DAP aside from the P200 million pork barrel each senators receive each year.

"Said projects benefited our countrymen and these are posted on our website for transparency.  None were allocated to bogus NGOs and ghost projects and not a single peso was pocketed out of these funds.  So what’s the crime again?" Trillanes told reporters in a text message.

Other than Trillanes, five other senators received P200 million funding, they are - Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano, Ralph Recto, Teofisto Guingona III, Sergio Osmeña III and dating Sen. Francis Pangilinan.



Belgica led the Coalition for Investigation and Prosecution which accused Trillanes of misuse in pork barrel funds during the Aquino administration. Allegedly, Trillanes donated P10 million from his pork barrel to a non-government instituition which turned out to be donor and not a recepient of donations.

"He had so many ghost projects that we discovered," Belgica told reporters.

Evidences have been brought to the Department of Justice that is now conducting another probe on the accusations through National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).

"These (pieces of) evidence against Sen. Trillanes are enough to pursue cases against him. But we want the DOJ to further investigate and validate and it would be up to them if they would pursue separate cases against him," he added.


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