Paolo Duterte rejects Trillanes’ offer of settlement

Former Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Manases Carpio turned down opposition Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s offer of settlement in the libel case the presidential son filed against the lawmaker.

Lawyer Rainer Madrid disclosed that Duterte and Carpio rejected the settlement, details of which remained undisclosed as of this writing, during mediation hearing.

They (Duterte and Carpio) wanted to go on trial, Madrid said.

The case stemmed from Trillanes’ accusation linking Duterte and Carpio to corruption and extortion involving Uber and other companies regulated by the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, Road Board and Department of Public Works and Highways.

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