Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III on Friday refused calls to have the leadership of the higher chamber mediate between their warring colleagues, Senators Richard Gordon and Antonio Trillanes IV.
“I don’t think any intervention can work. We just have to follow parliamentary procedures, period!” Sotto mentioned in a textual content message to reporters.
The senator’s response was sought on the proposition made by Sen. Win Gatchalian to have the difficulty now confronting Gordon and Trillanes settled amicably.
Gatchalian mentioned the 2 senators ought to sit down and settle the difficulty amongst themselves and forestall the state of affairs from additional aggravating by having Gordon’s situation in opposition to Trillanes introduced earlier than the ethic and privileges committee.
Trillanes had known as Gordon names in the course of the Senate blue ribbon committee’s listening to on the P6.Four-billion smuggled shabu as he cricitized the latter’s dealing with of the proceedings.
In retaliation, Gordon mentioned he’ll file a criticism earlier than the mentioned committee and put in the arms of their colleagues Trillanes’ destiny, whether or not he must be sanctioned for his actuations.