Bam Aquino eyes for possible lawsuit against Aguirre over fake news

Senator Bam Aquino said he is looking at the possibility of filing case against Department of Justice secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II after he tagged the few lawmakers being the masterminds of the Maute group's rampage in Marawi City.

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Aquino told reporters that being called as terrorist is troublesome.

"Lahat ng insulto natanggap na namin, tinawag na kaming terorista... 'Pag tinawag kang terorista, it's really troublesome," said Aquino.

The senator added Aguirre should have investigated first before he spread the fake news.

On the other hand, Senator Aquino said he will first confront the DOJ chief and listen to his side when he will be summoned by the Senate to a congressional probe.

He also said that his lawyers and advisers are now studying the circumstances of Aguirre's allegations and the senator's plan to sue the justice secretary in court.

Aguirre earlier tagged  Senator Antonio Trillanes and Senator Bam Aquino as well as Magdalo party-list representative Gary Alejano as a part of the Maute attack. He insinuated that these people went to Marawi on May 2, three weeks before the siege to coordinate with them.

Aguirre showed an evidence however the said image was taken last 2015 at the Iloilo Airport.

Source: ABS-CBN News