Senator Antonio Trillanes intends to sue the so-called DDS blogger, RJ “Thinking Pinoy” Nieto for libel after he purportedly spread “fake news” on October 31 that United States President allegedly described the legislator as “a ‘little narco’, with ‘narco’ being the colloquial for a ‘drug baron’ or ‘drug lord’.”
“Kasinungalingan talaga yan (It’s really a lie). You won’t find that material in any of the United States Presidential records,” Trillanes said. “It’s a propaganda operation. And I will face this one.”
For his part, Nieto claimed that his material not originally his, and was derived from a paraphrased newspaper source, so it would be better if Trillanes just goes ahead with his legal action.
Trillanes added, “you could see that this RJ Nieto is evil. He seems to be churning up a lynch mob mentality, working the troll army and even reporters.”
Separately, Trillanes also disclosed a plan to file a plunder complaint against Senator Richard Gordon for allocating some PhP193 million from his pork barrel funds to benefit the Philippine Red Cross.
“You’d think, so what’s wrong? It’s for the Red Cross, after all,” Trillanes pointed out. “But, you see, he is the Chairman of the Philippine Red Cross. That’s conflict of interest.”