Duterte calls Trillanes, Alejano ‘stupid fools’ for acting like abogados: All their evidence is double-deck hearsay
President Rodrigo Duterte said Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano should leave legal issues to abogados so they won’t look like “stupid fools.” They are soldiers from the PMA so they must be smart. But don’t act like you know everything so that you won’t end up looking stupid.
“They don’t know anything as well. They treat as evidence whatever they manage to get their hands on. We lawyers call it double-deck, hearsay, where B says…’How did you know this, B?’ ‘Because A said so. C told him about what happened’. And that’s it. They want evidence but not a lawyer, because they’re already acting as lawyers. These fools are stupid,” said Duterte in a speech in Bukidnon.
“They are soldiers from the PMA (Philippine Military Academy) so they must be smart. But don’t act like you know everything so that you won’t end up looking stupid,” he added.