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Trillanes: NAIA bomb try a diversionary tactic

As far as Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is concerned, the foiled attempt to bomb Ninoy Aquino International Airport is a scripted operation to divert the public’s attention from the alleged overpricing in the construction of Makati City Hall Building II.

“The whole thing is scripted,” Trillanes told reporters. “They will not succeed dahil tuloy-tuloy lang ito.”

He was referring to the ongoing investigation by the Senate blue ribbon committee on the alleged overpricing, which has been the basis of a plunder complaint filed against Vice President Jejomar Binay with the Office of the Ombudsman.

Disqualified presidential candidate Elly Pamatong, who is being linked to the alleged bombing attempt, has claimed that Trillanes framed the suspects. He, however, admitted knowing the suspects arrested in connection with the incident.

Trillanes, a former Navy officer who once led a military uprising against the government, dismissed Pamatong as “crazy.”

“Kung papatulan natin yan we’re crazier than the guy,” he said.

PR ops

According to Trillanes, investigators are looking into “PR operators” who are allegedly “peddling” the bomb plot story.

“May  leads na sila kung sino ang nag-finance nito through the PR operators na nagpapalakad,” he said without identifying the alleged financier of the media operations.

Asked if it was Binay, who was Makati mayor when the construction of the building was approved in 2007, Trillanes said, “Bahala na yung taumbayan to put two and two together.”

Senator Nancy Binay, the Vice President’s daughter, denied their family’s involvement in any propaganda against Trillanes.

“Anong next kayang ibibintang naman sa amin? Unang-una wala kaming history of destabilization. I think mas forte ni Sen. Trillanes yun,” she told reporters.

She said they do not need to distract the public as the accusers of her father have yet to prove that the building was overpriced.

“Hindi namin kailangan ng mga ganung strategy,” Sen. Binay said. —KBK, GMA News