Witness ‘paid’ to execute affidavit vs. Duterte implicates Trillanes, De Lima 

Apr. 05, 2017

WHISTLEBLOWER. Guillermina Barrido Arcilla claims that she was offered P1 million to testify against President Rodrigo Duterte before the Senate inquiry and the International Criminal Court by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and Liberal Party “supporter” Fr. Albert Alejo. Arcilla said she was supposed to sign a sworn affidavit implicating Duterte in the illegal drugs business that he himself is trying to end. Arcilla surfaced to the media in a press conference on Wednesday, April 5 in Davao City. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — A Liberal Party supporter turned whistleblower surfaced on Wednesday, claiming she was paid to execute an affidavit against President Rodrigo Duterte by his vocal critics, senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila De Lima.

Guillermina Barrido Arcilla, who claims to be the niece of city councilor Pilar Braga, said she was offered P500,000 if she signs an affidavit implicating Duterte in the illegal drug business.

Arcilla said she would be given another P500,000 if she testifies in the International Criminal Court.

Arcilla said the same offers were given to retired policeman Arthur Lascañas and self-confessed Davao Death Squad hit man Edgar Matobato.

She  was supposed to be presented with them but she said she did not sign the affidavit.

AFFIDAVIT. Guillermina Barrido Arcilla shows to the media an emailed copy of the sworn affidavit she was supposed to sign. Arcilla said the affidavit had to be revised 15 times by self confessed hit man Edgar Matobato’s lawyer, Atty. Jude Sabio following the approval of Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Leila De Lima. Arcilla said she was supposed to sign the affidavit implicating Duterte in the illegal drugs business that he himself is trying to end and was offered a total of one million pesos to testify against Duterte in the senate and the International Criminal Court. (Paulo C. Rizal/davaotoday.com)

Arcilla said Trillanes and the Liberal party were now trying to use the drugs angle because the the issue of extrajudicial killings no longer sells with the public.

“Nagtanong ako bakit drugs. Kasi nga hindi na daw maniniwala ang mga tao sa EJK. So dapat, yung drugs naman,” (I asked them why use drugs [in the statement]. They said it was because the people no longer believe in the EJKs), she said.

Arcilla said she only agreed to support the Liberal Party because of a single incident in December 2015 when Duterte had failed to act on a favor she asked of him.

Arcilla said she and Duterte were never very close, but she had a direct line to him through his aide, Christopher “Bong” Go.

She also disclosed that she was advised by friends to continue dealing with the group, saying she could one day divulge the information if need be.

Arcilla said she received varying amounts of money throughout her time as a “paid critic.” She claimed  Fr. Albert Alejo, SJ once left her envelope containing P 20,000 as payment. In other instances, her payment would be folded among tissue papers in restaurants where she, Alejo and Matobato’s lawyer, Atty. Jude Sabio would eat.

Arcilla said she received a total of P300,000, excluding the payment of one million-peso offer if she testified in the senate and the ICC.

Arcilla recounted that Alejo first called her sometime in September 2016 to make the proposal. She said Alejo had close relations with De Lima.

Arcilla also claimed she met De Lima and Trillanes in person when she went to Manila in December 2016. She said De Lima had assured her that she would be well taken cared of, just like Matobato.

It was also around this time that she met Lascañas and Matobato where they all stayed in two convents in Manila. She claimed she was prevented from speaking with anyone.

She said she was provided with a rehearsed script of what she was supposed to say to the sisters.

Arcilla said Trillanes made her record rehearsed conversations on the phone as evidence on November 2016 should she turn on them.

Arcillas said Trillanes wanted to make it look like she went to them for money. She said it was the other way around.

“Nirerecord nila sa audio yung pinagsasabi namin para matakot kami na bumaliktad daw” (They recorded everything we said so that we would be afraid to turn on them), she said.< Arcillas claimed the same was also done to Lascañas and Matobato.

Arcilla said she received P 35,000 through a local money courier so that she could be “transferred” to Cagayan de Oro City where she would be presented to international media.

Arcilla said Alejo regarded her as a convincing witness because of her ties to Braga, as well as because she was a woman.

Arcilla said she put a stop to her dealings with the group after she read the affidavit, which was prepared by Atty. Jude Sabio, lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad hitman Edgar Matobato. Arcilla said the affidavit was revised 15 times because it had to go through the approval of Trillanes and De Lima.

The said affidavit alleged that Arcilla herself saw Duterte kill a person sometime in May 2012 with Braga. It also recounted details about Duterte and his son, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte’s dealings with drugs. The affidavit also suggested that Duterte and Braga’s relationship at one point, were more than just as colleagues.

Arcilla said she is willing to execute a sworn affidavit anytime. She said she is also willing to face a senate inquiry if she would be invited.

“For the first time, masabi ko sa sarili ko na may nagawa akong tama,” (For the first time, I could say to myself that I did something right), Arcilla said.(davaotoday.com)

  • mel

    The vile and evil things that Trillanes and Delima had to concoct against Duterte knew no bounds. I always wonder how in hell is Trillanes allowed to go around free to devise his dastardly schemes almost any day he likes.

  • Soledad

    Sa mga kina-uukulan mangyari po lamang ay matyagan ninyo etong si Admiral trillanes at ang kanyang mga STORY-TELLING-A-LIES members at financiers malamang 150% mag sipag eskapo ang mga yan. OPERASYON MAGTAGO NA ACTIVATED!

  • Johnny Shiver

    quiet si pdi sa trillanes news…tsk tsk. dapat sarado na pdi

  • Sampaquita

    This needs to be verified. Mga taga dabao ang makapagsabi if what this woman is saying the truth

  • Enol Homer

    RAPPLER –> PRESSTITUTE
    INQUIRER –> PRESSTITUTE
    ABS CBN –> PRESSTITUTE

    Kining BILAT NANAY PESTING YAWA CORRUPT Trillanes ma tuli gyud ka….

    Let’s throw eggs on this F@#$king BASTARD Trillanes…get the eggs ready.

  • Rafael Rivera

    Bwesit na mga yellow tards to!

  • Claire Gomez

    TRILLANES VS. ATTY SABIO
    Trillanes: Hindi kami nagbigay ng protection kay Guillermina Barrido Arcillas.
    Atty. Sabio: The only money that was given was for relocation to protect her and her family.
    Next time galingan nyo ang coordination para hindi salungat ung sinasabi nyo. Di ba isang team kau? 😂😂😂
    Hindi pla pumasa as witness, bakit kau nagbigay ng pera to relocate her? 😂😂😂

  • Geoffrey

    Go deep into it. Part of the money is already paid. So if she speaks out now she is already prepared to hand over the paid amount to the Govt. Do you think she tells lies to pay from her own pocket the substantive amount she had received. It sound very stupid, isn’t it?

  • Geoffrey

    Let the “devils” do whatever it is. Eventually they will destroy themselves or would be destroyed. “MAN PROPOSE, GOD DEPOSE”. So lets wait for “Next Change” and enjoy the current show or episode.

  • victor arches

    SIRA ang plano nila Traid0r at Halimaw – umatras ang kanilang sinuhulang testigo na si Guillermina Barrido laban kay Pareng Digong. Halatang puro kademonyohan ang nasa utak nitong Alagad at Reyna ni Satanas.
    Sumabay pa itong hinayupak na Heswitong pari.
    Pati ang simbahang Katoliko, na lambat na rin ni Satanas!

  • Ling li

    Kaya siguro inuusig ni delima si mayor duterte noon sa davao ay nag SOS na ang mga drug lords sa liberal party

  • Ling li

    Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw na kaya noong CHR pa si delimaw ay humingi na ng SOS ang mga drug lord sa davao dahil di maka operate ng shabu sa davao

  • mel

    Ang problema naman kasi kung pababayaan yang si Trillanes, Delima at ang kanilang mga kampon na maghasik ng lagim mamaya’t maya, ay mamimihasa sila at wala ng katapusan ang problema ng gobyerno at nauwi na lang sa depensa ng depensa at wala ng ibang magawa. Dapat si Duterte ay proactive sa ganyang problema at hindi reactive. Hulihin o kasohan yang mga talipandas na yan ng matuto. Wala ng ginawa yan si Trillanes, si Delima, at si Robredo, yang mga Bikolanong mga yan, ay mula ng umpisang umupo sa kanilang katungkulan walang ginawa kundi manggulo sa halip na magtrabaho sa ikabubuti ng bayan. Gusto pa rin nitong mga LP na ‘to na patuloy ang kanilang paghari-harian at ayaw tanggapin ang kanilang pagkatalo.

  • Imor

    Etong si Trillanes at Delimaw na to…wla nang ginawang trabaho sa bayan, kondi ang manira, manggulo..imbes na tumulong para sa ikabubuti nang bayan…hoy..mga animal pinasasahod kayo ng taong bayan…kaya magtrabaho kayo…ung pera na mga allotment sa inyo ilagay nyu sa mga proyekto na makakatulong sa taong bayan…hindi ipinambabayad sa mga testigong “PEKE”…makonsinsya naman kayo…ginagasta nyu mga bowis ng taong bayan…ang dapat sa inyong dalawa (Trillanes & Delimaw) bitayin kayo sa harap ng mamayang Pilipino…at sunogin kayo at ipaka-in sa mga boyawa…bakit hindi nyu matanggap ang pagkatalo????

  • Lamberto Pinaglabanan

    Asan ang dokumento? Asan ang affidavit?

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