Sep four, 2017 @ 17:54

Senator Richard Gordon on Monday mentioned he has the assist of “more than 14” of his colleagues in his ethics complaint in opposition to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.

“I don’t need signatures (in filing the case). I have the support of more than 10, more than 12, more than 14 (senators),” Gordon, rising from the closed-door majority bloc caucus that lasted virtually three hours, mentioned to reporters.

“I will not go and stoop down to his level,” he mentioned, that means, interact himself in a phrase conflict with Trillanes.

To expel or impose a lesser sanction in opposition to an erring member of the Senate, any disciplinary motion being really helpful by the ethics committee would require the vote of 16 senators or two-thirds of the 24-man higher chamber.

​At current, the bulk bloc is comp​osed ​​​ of 17 senators.

​Gordon mentioned he’ll file his complaint throughout the day and hopefully, the ethics and privileges committee chaired by Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III will act on it the soonest time doable.

Any efforts by Trillanes or anybody within the Senate to have them settle their variations at this cut-off date, won’t work as Gordon himself famous that he’s now not prepared in resolving their squabble diplomatically.

“He apologized once upon a time. He just keeps on doing the same thing. A man like that doesn’t belong in a Senate of august men and gentlemen. You do not do that to the chairman. You do not do that to your fellow senators and say that they are a bunch of puppets or that they cannot do anything. The Senate is already a damaged institution,” he mentioned.