Few media publications/channels featured the response of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV after the 200 Million Libel suit was filed against him by Vice President Jejomar Binay and other cohorts namely: Alan Peter Cayetano and Caloocan Rep. Edgar Erice – saying that V.P. Binay’s move is only a sign that he is already panicking; like this one featured in Cebu Daily News. It is not known however why Binay should be panicking. Is that Senator Trillanes’s way of passing what he really felt to Binay? Well, he has all the reasons to panic because this time, he will be the one subjected to cross-examinations by a real court of law!
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is also included in the lawsuit for her highly publicized libelous statements prejudging the vice president with plunder despite not completing the preliminary investigation yet. Philippine Daily Inquirer did not escape from the action taken by the Vice President for their negativity in reporting events concerning Binay.
Renato Bondal, Nicolas Enciso VI, Ernesto Mercado, and Mario Hechanova were also additional Libel defendants due to their unfounded accusations against the Vice President.
Members of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) – Amando Tetangco, Emmanuel Dooc, Teresita Herbosa, and Julia Abad — are also part of the complaint for releasing the confidential AMLC report prematurely and for not disclosing details with regards to the income and other sources of funds of V.P. Binay misleading the public into believing that the Binay’s amassed questionable wealth. Please see this link for CNN Philippines‘ detailed report.
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Other Important Events: Here are the links to the full transcriptions and video of July 7, 2015 Binay Senate Probe:
Part 1: Senate Probe Media Favors Binay Anew – July 7, 2015
Part 2: Trillanes’s Accusations are Opposite from the Witnesses’ – Part 2 July 15, 2015 Binay Senate Probe