Legal counsel of businessman Antonio Tiu stated on Wednesday they they will file civil case against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for "defamation."
Czarina Quintanilla, lawyer of Businessman Antonio Tiu added that the case will be filed before the Quezon City prosecutor’s office.
Tiu disclosed that he owns Sunchamp Real Estate Development Corporation, and the registered owner of a 350-hectare farm in Batangas. This is to contradict the accusations of former Makati vice mayor Ernesto Mercado, that the property, which he calls "Hacienda Binay," is owned no other than the Vice President.
Earlier, Senator Trillanes had told media he will prove that Tiu is Binay’s "dummy," and would be supported documents.
Responding to the challenge, the Vice President dared Trillanes to a debate outside the Senate which the senator readily accepted
In Tiu’s media interviews he claimed that there were messengers sent by Trillanes, pressuring him to turn against the Vice President.