Kapuso journalist Arnold Clavio urged President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to hold former President Rodrigo Duterte liable for defamation.
It can be recalled that on January 28, Duterte claimed that Marcos was included on the PDEA’s watchlist, which the agency quickly denied a day later.
“Bongbong, bangag ‘yan. That’s why sinasabi ko sa inyo. Si Bongbong Marcos bangag noon. Ngayong presidente na, bangag ang ating presidente. Kayong mga military alam ninyo ‘yan, lalo na ‘yong mga nasa Malacañang, alam ninyo,” he said.
In his Instagram post, Clavio said that Marcos should take Duterte’s accusations against him seriously.
“Sa araw-araw sa social media, kaliwa’t kanan ang defamation o paninirang puri na nararanasan. Bilang presidente, karapatan mong ipagtanggol ang sarili mo sa maling akusasyon at panahon nang seryosohin sa Pilipinas ang kaso ng paninirang puri,” Clavio said.
“Wala ng immunity from suit ang dating Pangulo at sa korte na niya patunayan ang totoo sa kanyang paratang,” he added.
As of writing, Marcos has yet to give any statement on his next move following Duterte’s serious claims against him.
In an interview, the chief executive only burst in laughter when asked about the matter and didn’t directly answered if the accusations were true or false.