Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II’s declare that Senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Bam Aquino met with different politikos final month has successfully been confirmed false by records from the Senate.
Documents from the Senate confirmed Trillanes and Aquino not solely attended the session on May 2, but additionally took half within the voting of two pending payments.
Senate journal No. 76, which is the official records of the proceedings that occurred final May 2, confirmed that each Aquino and Trillanes voted within the affirmative on third studying of the proposed Philippine Innovation Act or Senate invoice No. 1355 and Senate invoice No. 14, the measure amending provisions on the Revised Penal Code (RPC).
Minority Leader Franklin Drilon was the sponsor of SB 15 which seeks to regulate the quantity concerned or worth of property or harm on which penalty or fines are primarily based.
Both Trillanes and Aquino are members of the minority bloc.
It was Trillanes’ workplace that supplied Senate reporters a duplicate of the stated Senate records disputing the validity of Aguirre’s claims.
Aguirre has claimed that Trillanes met with Senator Bam Aquino, Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano, former Presidential Adviser on Political Affairs Ronald Llamas and native leaders in Marawi City earlier than the Mautes staged their assault on May 23.
The three lawmakers have denied the allegations.