President Rodrigo Duterte mentioned that if arch-critic, Senator Antonio Trilllanes IV, doesn’t watch it, he may be punished or, worse, lose his seat within the Senate for improper conduct.
“Pagka ‘yung inaway niya si (Senator Dick) Gordon, ganun, insisting on something which cannot be done legally, it’s unruly behavior. And they can always be punished for that and even ousted from the Senate,” mentioned Duterte in an interview with reporters in Davao City.
Duterte apparently stored tabs the ugly verbal slugfest between Trillanes and Gordon in the course of the Senate’s ongoing probe on the involvement of presidential son, Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte, and presidential son-in-law, Mans Carpio, final Thursday.
“Ipipilit mo ‘yang illegal na… hindi naman talaga pwedeng gawin,” mentioned Duterte referring to Trillanes’ insistence on summoning Paolo and Carpio to make clear their alleged ties to the “Davao Group.”
Gordon stood agency on his stand to not invite Paolo and Carpio as a result of Trillanes solely had Customs dealer Mark Taguba’s rumour proof that the 2 had connections to the “Davao Group.”
Gordon mentioned he would file an ethics grievance in opposition to Trillanes who rubbished the Blue Ribbon committee as a “committee de abswelto” for allegedly lawyering for Paolo and Carpio and calling Gordon “irrational.”
But Duterte mentioned Gordon ought to simply “forgive” Trillanes for his “lack of knowledge and talent.”
“Actually kulang ‘yung nalaman niya sa buhay. But we have to forgive him. Hindi niya alam ang ginagawa nila eh,” mentioned Duterte.