Davao City vice-mayor and Presidential Son Paolo Duterte, and his brother-in-law Attorney Mans Carpio will be summoned in the hearing of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee this September 7.
Senator Richard ‘Dick’ Gordon, chairman of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee, has agreed to invite vice-mayor Duterte and Atty. Carpio.
During the previous hearings of the committee, Sen. Gordon opposed the appeal of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV to sub-poena Duterte and Carpio.
Sen. Gordon explained that the allegations of Customs broker Mark Taguba regarding vice-mayor Duterte and Atty. Carpio are all hearsays.
Sen. Gordon has not disclosed the reason for his sudden change-of-mind.
President Rodrigo Duterte has already announced that he will allow his son Paolo and son-in-law Atty. Carpio to attend the Senate hearing, but advised them to invoke their right against self-incrimination.