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Paolo Duterte refuses to show back tattoo

Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte on Thursday slammed the requests of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV to show his tattoo supposedly linking him to an international triad.

"No way," Duterte said when Trillanes requested to have the tattoo on his back photographed.

Trillanes earlier said Duterte's membership in a triad could be proven by a colored, dragon-like tattoo on his back.

As Trillanes repeatedly requested Duterte to show the tattoo on his back, Duterte said: "Ilang beses ko ba sasagutin na ayaw ko?"

Duterte earlier admitted that he indeed had a tattoo on his back, but refused to answer any more questions regarding this.

According to Trillanes, the tattoo could reveal which faction of the supposed triad Duterte belongs to based on the digits printed.

The Senator earlier said the triad operates in countries such as China, Hong Kong, and Macau.

"Engaged sa iba't ibang illegal activities, kasama na dito sa pag-import ng illegal na droga," Trillanes said.

The Senate blue ribbon committee is continuing its investigation on the P6.4-billion shabu shipment which slipped past the Bureau of Customs last May. 

Duterte and his brother-in-law, Attorney Maneses Carpio, were among those invited on Thursday to shed light on the anomaly after their names were mentioned in past hearings. —KG, GMA News