Panelo on Hilbay seeking Senate probe: ‘Tumahimik na lang siya’

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When asked to comment on statement of former Solicitor General Florin Hilbay urging for a Senate inquiry regarding the verbal agreement between President Rodrigo Duterte and Chinese President Xi Jinping, Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo said “tumahimik na lang siya.” 

“Sabihin mo hindi na siya SolGen, tumahimik na lang siya,” PAnelo said during July 4 Palace press briefing.

“Alam ninyo itong mga kandidato noong mga nakaraan, they have been overwhelmingly repudiated by the electorate,” Secretary Panelo said.

“The issues they have raised against the President and this administration have been factored, because iyan ang naging linya nila paulit-ulit na linya nila against the President and the administration, eh tinanggihan na nga sila. Eh ayaw pa rin silang maniwala na hindi sila pinaniniwalaan ng taumbayan,” Panelo added.