Palace says BBC confronted Trillanes about Duterte's popularity

Malacañang said a member of the foreign media has observed how Senator Antonio Trillanes' view against President Rodrigo Duterte could be 'inharmonious' with the public.

The furious critic of Duterte accused him of being behind the downgrading of the criminal charges against the cops linked to the death of slain Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa when BBC HARDTalk's presenter Stephen Sackur made the rebuttal said Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella.

"Maybe it's best to summarize Sen. Trillanes' interview with the BBC, when he said that the senator seems to be out of tune and notvreflective of the time," said Abella.

The spokesman was pointing out to the question asked by Sackur to the senator, if he thought his negative comments against Duterte were out of tune with the ordinary Filipino opinion.

The BBC presenter said Duterte is still enjoying a high approval rating even he the president is tagged with EJKs on his War on Illegal Drugs.

Trillanes responded that the number had dropped since he was elected and that teh fugure Sackur has given was on the last three months.

Sackur on the other hand interrupted the senator saying that if Western politicians get 75 percent rating, it would be the happiest day of their life.

"Bulk of Filipino" was unaware of what's happenning on the ground said Trillanes.

Source: GMA NetworkRappler