President Rodrigo Duterte is not going to advise senators on whether or not they need to expel Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, although he believes his critic has been exhibiting uncouth conduct.
In an interview over state-run PTV-Four aired Friday (September 15), Duterte stated Trillanes has been “always” been performing wildly within the Senate.
“Akala niya, itong… itong Senado, inuman ng mga sundalo. Kita mo behavior niya, para siyang tigas, hindi magpipigil, nag-i-interject na may nagsasalita. Bastos talaga,” he stated.
“Ako, kung ako ang sa Senado, hindi ako mag-ano. I will not suggest anything to them. Bahala sila kung gusto nilang tiisin itong tao na ito. Nasa kanila ‘yan,” he added.
Duterte, nonetheless, stated “the Filipino people suffers” everytime Trillanes “opens his mouth on TV.”
Senator Richard Gordon has filed an ethics criticism towards Trillanes over his alleged “unparliamentary acts, language, and conduct.”
The Senate ethics panel has discovered Gordon’s criticism adequate in kind and substance, and gave Trillanes 10 days from September 11 to file his reply.