Davao City declares Sen. Trillanes persona non grata

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Davao City declares Sen. Trillanes persona non grata

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) – Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shouldn’t be welcome in Davao City after he was declared persona non grata on Tuesday. Davao City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-Ag mentioned Trillanes was declared persona non grata for describing town as “the most dangerous city in the Philippines” the place the crime fee is excessive.

By Lara Tan, CNN Philippines
Up to date 12:52 PM PHT Tue, February 13, 2018

Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 13) — Opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV shouldn’t be welcome in Davao City after he was declared persona non grata on Tuesday.

Davao City Vice Mayor Bernard Al-Ag mentioned Trillanes was declared persona non grata for describing town as “the most dangerous city in the Philippines” the place the crime fee is excessive.

“Mr. Trillanes, you will not succeed in destroying our city. You will not succeed in destroying our beloved President Rodrigo Duterte… We do not need you here in Davao City. You are unwelcome and unwanted in our city of Davao,” Al-Ag mentioned in a privilege speech.

He added that the senator is portraying town of Davao negatively throughout his international journeys.

However regardless of the persona non grata standing, Trillanes won’t be banned from coming into town.

The vice mayor mentioned the Davao City Council permitted the movement to declare the staunch Duterte critic persona non grata throughout its common session.

In 2017, Trillanes was quoted as saying Davao City is the highest metropolis that recorded essentially the most variety of homicide instances and the second most variety of rape instances.

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“Hindi naman paraiso ang Davao City gaya ng pinapangalandakan nila… May peace and order ba doon? Hindi. It is one of the most dangerous places in the country,” the senator mentioned in a 2017 media briefing.

Trillanes mentioned town council is “hurt” as a result of he uncovered the reality about the actual crime charges. He additionally mentioned his allegations had been based mostly on a December 2015 report of the Philippine Nationwide Police.

“The truth, definitely, hurts… The people of Davao either know it but tolerate it out of fear or they’ve actually believed the lie that was fed to them that Davao City is the safest city in the world,” he mentioned in an announcement on Tuesday.

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque was smiling when he was requested to react to the City Council decision.

“I do not know how you want me to react because I speak for the President, and I cannot say anything other than congratulations to Davao City,” he mentioned in a media briefing.

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