There are “sacred cows” in the continued Senate Blue Ribbon Committe investigation on the smuggling of P6.four billion price of shabu from China.
Sen. Sonny Trillanes made the accusation towards Sen. Dick Gordon, chair of blue ribbon panel as a result of his alleged refusal to summon some personalities linked to smuggling on the Bureau of Customs (BoC).
Gordon has rejected Trillanes’ request to ask Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Mans Carpio to the general public hearing even supposing their names cropped up repeatedly in the smuggling scandal on the BoC.
Gordon stated he can’t use the testimony of BoC fixer Mark Taguba linking Duterte and Carpio to smuggling as a result of Taguba can’t current proof to show his declare.
“Unang-una, that’s irrelevant and besides the point. Iyung mga resource persons diyan sa Senado pagka ininvite ng isang senador para lang makakuha ng information kahit ma-mention siya o hindi siya ma-mention,” Trillanes stated.
“In fact, ‘yung mga Tita Nani din dun sa Customs wala namang reklamo (nung ipinatawag). Then, suddenly itong si Duterte at si Carpio ay haharangin,” he stated.
Trillanes added, “So, alam mong may special treatment, may sacred cows dito sa Blue Ribbon Committee hearing ni Gordon.”