Dennis Trillo was dismayed when he learned that a young man deceived a lot of people by claiming he was the twin brother of the Zaido actor.
"Nakarating na sa akin yung balita... May naka-usap na po ako tungkol doon sa mga ginawa niya, yung ginawa niyang panlilinlang," Dennis said in an interview with StarTalk.
The public service show Imbestigador caught the young man who was smooth-talking some people in Balayan, Batangas. The young man used the aliases "Don Felipe Trillo" or "Don Felipe Orlina" or his nickname, "Don-Don."
The show set up Don-Don for a meeting with people he had conned. Thelandlady of the room he was staying in revealed that Don-Don was even ableto rip off from her son five thousand pesos and an expensive cellphone.
One appliance store owner showed receipts of Don-Don's order for new household items amounting to P44,000. Don-Don was even trying to buy a motorcycle. On top of all that, he was preparing to have a birthday party at a small restaurant in Balayan and could have gotten away without paying.
Dennis Trillo disputed this in the show's interview, "Hindi October 23 ang birthday ko kundi May 12. Sa totoo niyan ay 26 na ako. Pero kung 21st [birthday] siya, ok lang din sana, pero hindi."
When told by Imbestigador during the confrontation that they were from GMA-7, Dondon altered his story by saying he was the half-brother and stepbrother of Dennis Trillo. His accusers won't press charges on condition that he does not set foot in Balayan.
The police brought Don-Don back to his home in Lemery, Batangas. His neighbors were not surprised.
"May kaso na po iyan dati dito. Ginagamit pa nga yung pangalan ng anak ng mayor dito, eh," one neighbor said.
Dennis offered his apologies to the public. "Sa lahat ng mga Kapuso sa Balayan, pasensya na po kayo kung mayroon nangyayaring ganito. Gusto ko lang po sana humingi ng paumanhin kung nangyari na nagamit ang pangalan ko pero wala ho ako intensiyon na i-disappoint kayo.
"Mali talaga iyon dahil yung manloko ka lang ng isang tao at nanlamang ka. Hindi ko talaga gawain iyon. Alam ko mahirap ang buhay pero alam ko na maraming paraan kumita ng pera. Hindi yung manloko ng tao, hindi ba?"
Dennis said that he still studying whether he will file charges against Don-Don.