• Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio said Paolo Duterte and Mans Carpio are just waiting for the Senate invite before agreeing to appear before the Senate committee
• Paolo and Mans are being linked to corruption at the BOC
• President Duterte called a senator’s alleged evidence against Paolo and Mans as “trash”
Sara Duterte-Carpio, the incumbent mayor of Davao City and daughter of President Rodrigo Duterte, said her brother Paolo Duterte and her husband Manases “Mans” Carpio are just waiting for an invitation from the Senate before they would agree to attend the hearing being conducted by a Senate committee.
As mentioned in a Balita story, the Davao City mayor, popularly known as Inday Sara, said her lawyer husband and brother, who is Davao City’s vice mayor, would agree to testify before the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee if an invitation for them to shed light on the alleged corruption in the Bureau of Customs (BOC) would be sent.
Paolo and Mans were being linked by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV to the smuggling activities at the BOC.
President Duterte on Friday, September 1, defended his son and son-in-law from the allegations; saying the senator’s evidence in the alleged corruption are nothing but “trash.”
“Don’t mind Trillanes because all he’s feeding us are trash,” the President said during a visit to a military camp in Mindanao.