- Senator JV Ejercito responded to the tirades of Senator Trillanes towards his colleague.
- He stated that Trillanes assertion towards the Senate was ‘disrespectful and unparliamentary’
- Tito Sotto, chairman of Ethics Committee stated that he would wait till somebody file a case towards Sen. Trillanes who welcomed any grievance towards him.
Senator JV Ejercito on Tuesday urged the Senate ethics committee to probe Senator Antonio Trillanes’ “disrespectful and unparliamentary” assertion towards his colleagues after he labeled sure senators as “puppets” and “cowards” of the Duterte administration.
“He should be reminded that as a democratic institution, we in the Senate debate issues instead of hurling insults; we vote instead of calling each other names when we disagree,” Ejercito stated in a press release.
Ejercito stated that he hoped that Trillanes cease ‘destroying’ the senate solely as a result of he “rabidly” hate the present administration.
“We have 23 impartial minds duly elected in the Senate. But even after we disagree on quite a lot of points, we preserve our respect for each other. I hope Senator Trillanes would do the identical. I hope he’ll cease destroying this establishment just because he’s rabidly towards this administration.” he stated.
The senator believes that it’s already the proper time that the Senate Ethics Committee self-discipline senator Trillanes which he labeled as ‘destructive to the country’
“Maybe it is high time that we refer to the Senate Ethics Committee Sen. Trillanes’ actions since he is becoming damaging to the institution, and becoming destructive to the country,” Ejercito stated.
Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III, chairman of the Senate ethics committee, earlier stated Trillanes needs to be cautious in calling names.
“I do not know his reasons for saying that. He should be careful in calling us names. Hindi ko siya papatulan sa ngayon,” Sotto stated in a textual content message.
But Sotto stated that he would wait for somebody who would complain towards Senator Trillanes’ assertion.
“Motu propio is possible but it’s better if I receive a complaint. Hard to judge through media reports. I will entertain any complaint against any member of the Senate. Ngayon, ipaalala ko lang, when you point a finger at others, three others point at you,” Sotto stated.
Ejercito stated that he would seek the advice of his colleague first earlier than submitting a grievance towards Trillanes.
Trillanes stated that he welcomes any grievance towards him, however he stated that JV Ejercito appears not batting an eye fixed towards the feedback of President Duterte.
“But here’s the thing, if Sen. Ejercito be believes that my statement that the Senate is becoming a lap dog of the Duterte administration is highly offensive yet sees nothing wrong with Duterte’s rape comments to the soldiers, then we really have a problem,” Trillanes stated in a textual content message.
On Monday, Senator Trillanes blasted his colleagues in the Senate for not investigating the alleged abuses of the Duterte administration and referred to as the different senators as ‘cowards’ and ‘lapdogs’
“Itong Senado na dati ay ‘yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon, wala na, para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ’to. Ni ayaw mag-imbestiga eh,” Trillanes stated.
“‘Yung mga dapat sana na pumuna eh wala eh, sila yung mga bahag ang buntot,” he added.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson responded to the tirades of his colleague and he stated that Trillanes is “so out of touch with reality, if not hallucinating too much.”
According to the part 11 of Republic Act No. 6713 additionally recognized as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees.” Any public official or worker, no matter whether or not or not he holds workplace or employment in an informal, short-term, holdover, everlasting or common capability, committing any violation of this Act shall be punished with a effective not exceeding the equal of six (6) months’ wage or suspension not exceeding one (1) 12 months, or removing relying on the gravity of the offense after due discover and listening to by the applicable physique or company. If the violation is punishable by a heavier penalty beneath one other regulation, he shall be prosecuted beneath the latter statute. Violations of Sections 7, eight or 9 of this Act shall be punishable with imprisonment not exceeding 5 (5) years, or a effective not exceeding 5 thousand pesos (P5,000), or each, and, in the discretion of the courtroom of competent jurisdiction, disqualification to maintain public workplace.