MANILA - Senator Antonio Trillanes IV denied Ely Pamatong's accusation that he framed the suspects behind the attempted bombing at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport Terminal 3 Monday, saying that it was meant to divert the public's attention from the probe on the Makati building.
He said that it is part of a "script" being peddled by "PR operators."
"That guy is crazy. Kung papatulan natin 'yan, we're crazier than that guy. Ang sa akin dito. 'yung mga imbestigador they are on top of this. May mga lead sila. In fact, one lead they're looking at is 'yung mga PR operators na nagpe-peddle ng istorya, na-identify nila. May mga leads na sila kung sino ang nag-finance nito through the PR operators na nagpapalakad," he said.
"This is a well-financed media operation, that's why we're talking about it. It doesn't make sense. Ako ba ang kalaban nila? Bakit ko idi-distract? Meron akong inspection noong Monday e tapos guguluhin ko ang sarili kong inspection? This was meant to divert [from] that inspection on Monday," he said.
He did not categorically name who is behind the operation, saying that the National Bureau of Investigation and intelligence community has the names. But he added that he would continue leading the probe on the building.
"Maa-assure natin si Vice President Binay na itutuloy-tuloy natin itong imbestigasyon. Kahit maglulupasay pa sila ng spokesmen niya. Tuloy-tuloy ito," he said.
Meantime, Senator Nancy Binay rejected insinuations that her family is behind the "diversionary tactic."
"Parang hindi na namin sila kailangan i-distract. Unang-una, hindi pa nila napu-prove 'yung point na overprice. Kung matatandaan niyo, nag-umpisa nga tayo sa parking building e kitang-kita naman niya na hindi siya parking building. 'Yun yung unang kasinungalingan na pinasabog nila kumbaga," Binay told reporters.
"Kitang-kita naman ang objective nila not to know kung overprice o hindi. May conclusion na nga si Senator Trillanes sa pronouncement niya. So hindi ko nga maintindihan kung ano pa 'yung need for a hearing kung meron na siyang conclusion pag dating doon sa building,” she said.