Senator Antonio Trillanes IV would possibly quickly discover himself going through an ethics complaint filed towards him by his personal colleagues within the higher chamber after he referred to as them names.
Sen. JV Ejercito revealed his plan to file a case towards Trillanes earlier than the Senate Committee on Ethics chaired by Senate Majority Leader Tito Sotto.
Senators Panfilo Lacson, Sotto and Ejercito haven’t taken calmly Trillanes’s assertion declaring his colleagues as “puppets” and “cowards” for defending President Rodrigo Duterte.
“The independent-minded senators resolve differences thru debates rather than hurling insults. Name-calling is disrespectful and unparliamentary,” Ejercito mentioned.
Asked whether or not he’s prepared to file an ethics case towards Trillanes, Ejercito mentioned:”(I) Will seek the advice of my colleagues on this matter. It is admittedly tough to do that towards a colleague. Senators must respect their colleagues.”
For his half, Sotto mentioned:”Motu propio (it) is feasible but it surely’s higher if I obtain a complaint. (It’s) arduous to evaluate by media stories. I’ll entertain any complaint towards any member of the Senate.”
Sotto added: “I do not know his reasons for saying that. He (Trillanes) should be careful in calling us names. Hindi ko sya papatulan sa ngayon. Pero ipapaalala ko lang, when you point a finger at others, three fingers point at you.”