Trillanes digs up JPE 'history of fakery'

Posted at 09/20/2012 10:25 AM

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MANILA, Philippines - Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Thursday declined to say if the alleged notes of Philippine Ambassador Sonia Brady are true, saying that the source of the documents has a history of fakery.

Speaking to ANC's Headstart, Trillanes urged Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile to provide the real notes of Brady, saying that what Enrile gave to reporters was a prepared speech.

"We don't know if this was prepared by his speechwriters. It is not the first time that Enrile has faked anything. Remember, he faked his ambush," he said, referring to the staged ambush on Enrile before the 1972 declaration of martial law.

In the interview, Trillanes refused to confirm that he called Foreign Affairs Secretary Albert del Rosario a traitor for escalating tensions with China over the territorial row in Panatag Shoal.

"I am sorry but I cannot possibly answer that in light of our statements and our understanding with Malacañang that our messaging is to speak with one voice for the sake of the country. So anything that would undermine that message would be contrary," he said.

He insisted that he and del Rosario do not have disagreements, adding that the President through the DFA is the sole source of foreign policy in the country.

He, however, confirmed that he talked to businessman Manny Pangilinan to advise del Rosario to tone down his rhetoric against China.