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OVER ‘THIEF’ CLAIM

Trillanes will not apologize to Calida


Solicitor General Jose Calida will not be getting the apology he is demanding from Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

"He is in no position to demand anything. Alam niya ang katotohanan, alam ng buong Pilipinas at this point ang katotohanan. Kung ano man ang plano niyang gawin, I expect the worse out of him so he can do whatever he wants," Trillanes told reporters Thursday.

Earlier in the day, Calida said Trillanes should apologize to him for calling him a thief.

"Unless Mr. Trillanes expresses his sincere apology for calling me a thief, I shall be constrained to file a criminal case for libel plus damages against him," the Solicitor General said in a statement.

This was after Trillanes alleged that it was "clear" that his missing amnesty application documents are with Calida, who is said to have asked for the papers from Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana.

“Meron pang statement si (Defense) Secretary Delfin Lorenzana na hiningi ni Calida ‘yung amnesty documents ko. Kung hindi ako nag-apply e ano ang ibibigay nila. Maliwanag na kung meron mang nagtago o nagsira ng mga application documents ko e itong si Mr. Calida,” the senator said on Wednesday.

Trillanes said Calida is free to file a libel against him but he will not get the apology he wants.

"Trip niya 'yan so he can do whatever he wants. I expect the worse out of him," he said. — MDM, GMA News