The phrase battle between Senators Richard Gordon and Antonio Trillanes IV is much from over.
Gordon, in an interview with dzBB, took a dig at Trillanes, apparently because of the latter’s tirades on the findings and suggestions of the blue ribbon committee, which he chairs, on the Dengvaxia case.
Trillanes claimed that Gordon, by popping out with findings hostile to former Pres. Benigno Aquino III who ordered the acquisition of P3.5-billion anti-dengue vaccine, was merely out to place a publicity stunt and smear the title of the previous Chief Executive.
“Kung tirahin nya ako, kung laitin nya ako ganun na lang. Eh hindi ako makikipagbuno sa ganyan. Sabi ng tatay ko at nanay ko, pagka ikaw nakipagbuno sa baboy, kahit na talunin mo yung baboy, talo ka pa rin bakit? May putik ka eh. Mahilig sa putik yan, ikaw dapat hindi mahilig sa putik,” he stated.
“Sinasabi ko lang naman yung totoo. I’m saying what is in my heart,” Gordon stated.
The senator stated Trillanes, who has been embarrassing the Duterte administration by submitting a case earlier than a global tribunal, got here to the protection of Aquino as a result of he was pardoned by the previous president.
“Pinatawad ni Pres. Aquino eh ‘yan ang problema eh. Pinatawad sya eh. Ngayon baril sya ng baril. Di tama yan. kaya di ko na lang pinapatulan mga yan,” he stated.
Trillanes, in one other interview, stated he paid his dues by serving jail time for seven and a half years.
“It’s not as if after committing something eh hindi ako nakatuntong ng kulungan. Ngitngit na lang yan ni Gordon kasi talagang bumabalandra sa kanya yung ginagawa nya,” he stated.
Trillanes acknowledged the amnesty prolonged by Aquino to him after getting embroiled in failed munity whereas he was nonetheless within the navy service.
Contrary to Gordon’s impression, Trillanes stated he didn’t toe the road of the Aquino administration.
“Ilang polisiya nya ay kinontra ko rin kagaya nung K-12 (program) at saka yung Reproductive Health (RH) Law na yan na sa palagay ko ay detrimental sa Pilipino. Pinandigan ko yan at kinontra ko yan,” he stated.