DAVAO CITY — In President Rodrigo Duterte’s hometown, Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV and US-based businesswoman Loida Nicolas Lewis are not welcome. InsultThe Sangguniang Panlungsod agreed with Al-ag that Trillanes “insulted” the city’s 1.6 million people when he said in a forum in Chicago that Davao City was “the most dangerous city in the Philippines.”But Trillanes said his statements about Davao City was based on the December 2015 statistics of the Philippine National Police showing the city had the highest incidence of murder and second highest in rape cases in the country. “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,” Trillanes told reporters on Tuesday. The opposition senator said he was speaking for Davao residents who were too scared to speak out against Mr. Duterte. In his privilege speech, Al-ag said Dabawenyos were “furious and angry with your (Trillanes) words and with your action.”“We do not need you here in Davao City.
Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer February 13, 2018 21:11 UTC