PRESIDENTIAL SON Paolo “Pulong” Z. Duterte on Thursday said opposition Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV is the person behind the viral video that supposedly links him to the illegal drug trade. “If there’s anything admirable about Mr. Antonio Trillanes, it is his relentlessness and talent to turn the absurd into something ridiculous, if not bizarrely entertaining,” he said in a statement Mr. Trillanes was sought for comment but had yet to reply as of this posting. Mr. Duterte added: “He may deny it, but the video supposedly showing my involvement in the illegal drug trade in the country has been clearly stamped with the indelible Trillanes signature of being a desperate mercenary, one who has done nothing good but attack the government.” “I have filed cases against Mr. Trillanes for ruining my name. I will file another string of cases for his continued attempts to destroy my reputation,” he said further. Several libel cases against Mr. Trillanes are pending before the Davao Regional Trial Court. A video entitled “Ang Totoong Narco List (The Real Narco List) — Episode 1” was uploaded on Youtube last Monday wherein a certain “Bikoy” revealed that Mr. Duterte is one of the persons who receive kickbacks from a drug syndicate. He said the Presidential son has two code names: POLODELTA-TSG01 and ALPHA TIERRA-0029. — Arjay L. Balinbin