Senate President Aquilino “Kiko” Pimentel III has slammed Senator Antonio Trillanes IV for branding the Senate as mere “puppets” of the Duterte administration, saying he was merely out to hunt media consideration once more.
“I’ve heard that before a number of times. Why revive it just for him to be in the news?” Pimentel requested.
Senator Tito Sotto, for his half, reminded Trillanes to look at his mouth and to not name the senators names. “I do not know his reasons for saying that. He should be careful in calling us names. Hindi ko sya papatulan sa ngayon,” Sotto in a separate textual content message to reporters.
Early within the day, Senator Panfilo Lacson hit back at Trillanes for his sweeping accusation towards the Senate. “Calling his Senate colleagues “cowards” and “puppets” wholesale is the darnest factor a senator can do,” he tweeted.
Trillanes, in a Manila Hotel discussion board, mentioned the Senate, which is the final bastion of democracy, has change into “lapdogs” of the Duterte administration. Trillanes, one of many fiercest critics of the President, additionally accused some senators of being “cowards” for refusing to probe alleged anomalies within the administration.