Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said he will file libel charges against Palace Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson, broadcaster Erwin Tulfo for spreading fake news about his alleged offshore bank accounts.
“Within the next few days, pa-file-an ko ng kaso sila Mr. Erwin Tulfo, Ms. Mocha Uson at Mr. Ben Tesiorna. Kakasuhan ko sila ng libel,” Trillanes said in a press conference on Monday.
“The era of fake news is over. Ngayon hindi na pwede ‘yan. Hahabulin at hahabulin ko kayo every time,” Trillanes said.
Trillanes said the last time he opened a bank account was before he was arrested in 2003 for joining a coup against the Arroyo administration.
“Hindi totoo ‘yan (That’s not true). I don’t own even a single offshore account,” Trillanes said in an interview with dzBB.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Saturday said Trillanes has several bank accounts in Hong Kong, Australia, the United States and Malaysia.
“I’m coming out with Trillanes’ bank deposits all over… I am giving you in a few days the number of deposits he has with Chinese joint accounts,” Duterte said during the closing ceremony of the 26th Mindanao Business Conference in Cagayan de Oro City.