He’s only a foot soldier.
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV thinks that Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II was left with no choice but to reverse his place on the murder charges against Supt Marvin Marcos and his crew, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group in Eastern Visayas (CIDG-8), as a result of President Rodrigo Duterte wished it performed that approach.
“Itong mga ito mga ito (Aguirre) mga foot soldiers lang naman mga ito eh. Si Agurire hindi nya yan gagawin kung walang utos sa kanya. Sya na ngayon on the spot at ngayon hindi rin nya masasabi na inutos ito sa kanya pero mapapakita natin kung mabubukas yung investigate na talagang walang rason kung bakit idi-DG (downgrade) itong kaso na ito,” stated Trillanes in an interview within the Senate.
The Department of Justice has downgraded the charges against Marcos and his-co-accused for the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa from murder to murder which allowed them file bail and get out of jail as promised by Duterte in his earlier speeches.
Trillanes stated Duterte simply let the scenario calm down earlier than making his transfer. “Pero pinahupa lang yung sitwasyon kasi hindi nya pwedeng hayaan lang na makulong itong grupo nila Supt. Marcos kasi pagka ito nakulong, mawawalang bisa yng kanyang statement na sagot ko kayo. Ito mismo kanya itong mga ito eh.,” stated Trillanes.
Trillanes confused that the Senate has no intention of overturning the DOJ’s resolution, what it wished to know within the probe was an reason it made a 180-degree flip.
“Wala namang sinasabing io overturn pero pagpapaliwanagin lang sya kung bakit sya mismo ay bumaligtad So pagkapinaharap sya dito, papaliwanag nya kung bakit sya bumligtad. Lalabas na dito yung political pressure,” stated Trillanes.
“Ipapakita natin sa taongbayan kung papano nila minamaiobra ang justice system para maarbor nila yung mga kasabwat nila. Pag lumabas yan dyan eh meron at merong pipiyok dyan,” stated Trillanes.
Aguirre claimed that he was “provoked” by senators into agreeing that the killing of Espinosa was premeditated and due to this fact a murder and never suicide.
“i would like to see him do that at ganyan ang sasabihin nya dito sa mga senador,” Trillanes stated.