Atty. Trixie Angeles Pens Perfect Open-Letter in Response to Doris Bigornia’s Latest Ambush Interview Fail

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ABS-CBN Reporter Doris Bigornia had already made the news and become viral online for allegedly being pointedly rude to people, but no one ever thought she would have enough gall to try to trap and run her mouth through none other than the man himself, President Rodrigo R. Duterte, who immediately skewered her, burned her with a spicy selection of words and put her in her right place in an ambush interview after the 113th Founding Anniversary of the Bureau of Internal Revenue two days ago.

There’s more, though.

After hearing about the way the notorious, so-called “Mutya ng Masa” attempted to put one over on the president, Atty. Trixie, Cruz Angeles, a well-known Duterte supporter who has time and again taken to social media to defend the president, after hearing about the incident, took to Facebook in an open letter that began with, “Dear Clueless Media People who try to pull a fast one…”

She kept it short and straight to the point, first reminding the readers that Duterte was “a bad ass prosecutor,” a litigator who did not back down in the face of “recalcitrant witnesses and lying accused and accusers.

She also dissected one of the most famous lines of the president: I will kill you if you destroy my country.

According to Atty. Angeles:

1. The "you" is not identified. Therefore it cannot be considered a threat that is punishable as a crime. 
2. The "if" lays a condition. Its a general condition that implies that he will be responding in defense of his country or a person. Which means he lay down an exculpatory circumstance. 
3. He did not direct his remarks at any person or agency. No person can feel alluded. No case can be made for inciting or compelling any person to commit a crime on his behalf.

Angeles also said that journalists unfamiliar with the word-swordplay in court will find themselves out of their league if they even tried to word-spar with the president, and capped it off with the most fitting two-liner ever.

“Writers make a living with words, yes. But so do lawyers.”

The post, in which she also shared a news article from Politics.com.ph regarding how Duterte answered Bigornia’s intriga, now has 175 comments, more than 2K reactions, and has been shared 369 times as of this writing.


See the full post here


Doris Bigornia: Sir, kelan ho uli may matumba na mayor?
PRRD: Depende na lang sa intriga mo. Kung saan mas marami.
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Dear Clueless Media People who try to pull a fast one. Rodrigo Duterte was a bad ass prosecutor, a litigator. He tried cases in court, faced criminals, tangled with recalcitrant witnesses and lying accused and accusers. That's the equivalent of bloody trench warfare or close quarters combat. When conducting direct or cross examination, he would never have asked a question he did not already know the answer to.
The man is sharp and trained. He chooses his words. He reads conditions and situations. He knows when he will survive a tasteless joke. He knows how to use the doublespeak using legal terms interspersed in layman's language so that journalists fall into his carefully laid traps.
He says, "I will kill you if you destroy my country."
Note:
1. The "you" is not identified. Therefore it cannot be considered a threat that is punishable as a crime.
2. The "if" lays a condition. Its a general condition that implies that he will be responding in defense of his country or a person. Which means he lay down an exculpatory circumstance.
3. He did not direct his remarks at any person or agency. No person can feel alluded. No case can be made for inciting or compelling any person to commit a crime on his behalf.
The man has got game. So much so that lawyers need to take a second to read his intentions into what he just said. Journalists unfamiliar with the word-swordplay in court will find themselves out of their league.
Writers make a living with words, yes. But so do lawyers.
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