MANILA, Philippines – Presidential son Paolo Duterte and son-in-law Manases Carpio identified Charlie Tan during their first appearance at the senate hearing today, September 7, 2017as no other but a friend and drinking buddy.
When asked by Sen. Benigno Aquino III, Duterte revealed to the committee during this first appearance that Tan and him are friends and drinking buddies. Duterte, who is also the incumbent Vice Mayor of Davao City, and Meneses admitted to the Senator that they knew Tan but as businessman in Palawan and denied being affiliated with any of his businesses.
It was also confirmed by the two that Tan owns a night club which was first revealed during the senate hearing on the Davao Death Squad (DDS) last year by Arturo Lascañas, a retired cop who was an alleged member of the DDS.
It was also that senate hearing when Lascañas testified that Paolo Duterte allegedly protected Tan on his alleged illegal drug business.