Sara Duterte pokes fun at ‘triad tattoo’

By , on September 8, 2017


MANILA, Philippines—Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio on Thursday posted a photo on social media, ridiculing Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s allegations against her brother, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte.

“Trillanes and USDea. Paki [Please] Decode. Please. By the way, thank you Edwin Miraflores for the triad tattoo. #trillanesdecode,” the Mayor said.

Duterte posted a photo of a tattoo that shows a horse, tiger, fox, and flowers. It is etched on the back.

It can be recalled that Trillanes in a senate hearing on Thursday alleged that Paolo Duterte has a tattoo on his back that symbolizes his membership to an international “drug triad” engaged in criminal activities, particularly illegal drugs.

The senator also asked for a picture of Duterte’s tattoo and his permission to send it to the United State’s Drug Enforcement Agency for ‘decoding’.

“No way,” Duterte responded.

Meanwhile, Senator JV Ejercito also took to social media to express his opinion on the tattoo allegations by posting a photo of his arm tattoo.

May tattoo po ako pero di po ako Magdalo, Magdiwang po ako [I have a tattoo but I am not a Magdalo. I am Magdiwang]!” Ejercito wrote in the caption of the photo.

Hours after, Trillanes responded to Ejercito’s photo.

“Sen. JV, pasensya na pero hindi kami interesado sa tattoo mo. Interesado kami sa tattoo ni Polong. Relax ka na lang muna dyan [Sen. JV, I’m sorry but we are not interested in your tattoo. We are interested in the tattoo of Polong (Paolo). Just relax there],” Trillanes tweeted.

Ejercito immediately replied to Trillanes, assuring his fellow senator.

“Sen. Sonny Trillanes, chillax lang pre! Pinost ko yung tattoo ko para magpalamig konti sa mainit at tensyonadong sitwasyon [Sen. Sonny Trillanes, just relax friend! I posted [a photo of] my tattoo to cool down the hot and tensioned situation],” Ejercito said.

All ended well between the two senators when Trillanes wished Ejercito a speedy recovery. The latter thanked Trillanes for his well wishes.

Ejercito was confined to a hospital on Monday.