MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – Some people find themselves in hot water because they are framed by their political opponents, personal enemies or in some cases by law enforcement . But opposition Senator Alfonso Trillanes was framed by none of these. Rather, he was framed by a picture frame.
Denying allegations that he recently travelled to New York to personally meet with Filipino American millionaire Loida Nicolas-Lewis to plot for the ouster of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, he told reporters:
“I did not go to New York to see a Loida Lewis. I don’t even know how she looks like.”
Nicolas-Lewis has been accused of allegedly supporting and financing a movement to overthrow Duterte. She recently publicly called for the resignation of Duterte to make way for VP Leni Robredo to take over as president.
But as he denied his connection with Nicolas-Lewis, Trillanes was photographed speaking with reporters in his office, in front of a bookshelf which had a framed picture of the FilAm millionaire on it.
That’s what we truly call “framed!”