During an ambush interview at a fire visit in Caloocan on Tuesday, February 11, Senator Christopher Lawrence “Bong” Go challenged former senator Antonio Trillanes IV to man up and face the sedition charges filed against him after he was indicted by the Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday, February 10.
Go told reporters that Trillanes, who has allegedly maligned the Senator’s reputation and that of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family during the previous elections even when the ex-legislator failed to show proof of his accusations, should answer for his actions.
“Style nya ‘yan eh, dudumihan nya po ang kalaban niya para siya ang pumuti, ‘yon ‘yung ginawa niya na paninira. Managot ka. Kung ano ‘yung kaso na na-file sa iyo, panagutan mo, sagutin mo sa korte,” Go said when asked for his comments on the sedition raps against Trillanes.
Go also said that those responsible for the black propaganda thrown against him during the campaign period last year should be held accountable.
“Alam naman natin sino ‘yung nasa likod noon eh. Dalawang beses, ako mismo ang biktima noon, ‘yung Bikoy na ‘yan. Dalawang beses n’ya po akong pinaghubad, nagsalita na ang taumbayan,” he said.
The DOJ has indicted Trillanes and ten others for conspiracy to commit sedition over the “Ang Totoong Narcolist” video blogs that dragged the First Family and Go in the illegal drug trade in the country.
“So pinaghubad mo ako ng dalawang beses, ngayon ikaw Trillanes hubarin mo ‘yung dumi mo sa mukha mo. Hindi mo maloloko ‘yung tao sa paninira mong ‘yan. Matalino ang Pilipino. Alam nila kung sino ‘yung naninira, sino ‘yung nagre-resort to black propaganda, dudumihan ‘yung kalaban para siya ay pumuti. Kahit anong gawin mong pagpapa-puti… wala nang maniniwala sa’yo,” he said.
Go, on the other hand, said that he respects the decision of the DOJ to clear Vice President Leni Robredo and several bishops of the sedition charges.
“Nasa prosecution na po ‘yan at nirerespeto naman natin. Kung walang kinalaman, eh ‘di wala. At kung sino may kinalaman, managot,” he said.