Senator Dick Gordon has requested the Senate ethics and privileges committee to research Senator Antonio Trillanes IV and was adamant that he wouldn’t settle for a mere reprimand in opposition to the former Magdalo mutineer.
“The continuing, schematic and incorrigible abrasive conduct of Trillanes should be dealt with accordingly, maybe censure is not even enough,” stated Gordon.
Gordon accused Trillanes of committing unparliamentary language and disorderly behaviour, for disturbing the proceedings of a Senate committee.
Gordon stated a few of Trillanes’ phrases and actions may represent oral defamation or slander and violation of the Revised Penal Code,
“He is devoid of proper bearing, demeanor and continuously exhibits unbridled immaturity. It is a series of many acts of defamation, slurring the Senate institution, offensive language, disorderly behaviour and conduct which disrupts committee hearings that caused damage to the institution and its members,” Gordon stated in his 23-page grievance acquired by the committee at 7:44 p.m.
Gordon listed down a minimum of 5 situations as grounds to penalize Trillanes for allegedly being disrespectful and intentionally maligning the blue ribbon committee in its conduct of the blue ribbon committee listening to on the P6.four billion smuggled shabu.
1) Trillanes calling the blue ribbon a “comite de absuelto”
2) Accusing Gordon and Sen. Vicente Sotto III for allegedly “lawyering” for Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and Abogado Manases Carpio
three) Accusing Gordon of bias in the listening to
four) Claiming that Gordon is badgering useful resource individuals in the Senate listening to
5) Threatening to reveal alleged irregularities in the Philippine Red Cross headed by Gordon
“Did he prove any of the accusations? It has become a litany of transgressions of people and of calling them names. He has used the Senate as a forum, used his agenda against his enemies and to satisfy his megalomaniac desire for his own self,” he stated.
“He is so full of himself without listening to any person, in his desire for propaganda. Truly, now is the opportune time to arrest this despicable pattern of behavior which is trifling this institution,” Gordon added.
Gordon stated this has nothing to do with get together strains, political alliances or colour.
“The Senate is designed to be a forum of men and women who are expected to be competent, mindful and regardful of the public interest through somber, thoughtful and purposeful discourse. Senators are supposed to practice an even higher degree of proper decorum and mutual respect so that they primordially address themselves as ‘honorable,’ ‘gentlemen’ or ladies’,” Gordon stated.