Senator Richard Gordon in unlikely to muster enough votes from amongst their friends to kick out Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV from the Senate or from repeatedly sitting as higher chamber member.
“On my own personal count, swerte na ni Gordon kung may sasama sa kanyang tatlo or apat dyan sa ethics complaint,” Trillanes stated in a radio interview Sunday.
Currently, there are solely seven senators sitting as members of the ethics and privileges committee, with the inclusion of Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III as committee chair.
But any suggestion of the committee, backed up by majority of its members, will nonetheless want majority assist of all of the senators within the plenary to undertake or reject the panel report.
Of the 24-man higher chamber, two-thirds vote or a vote of at the very least 16 senators is required to expel a colleague from the Senate who they really feel, dedicated critical offenses.
Trillanes’ confidence on Gordon missing assist from their colleagues, stemmed from his perception that he has not carried out something “unethical.”
“Ang puno’t dulo nyan ay meron ba akong ginawang unethical? Pangalawa, itong mga senador, naniniwala akon na alam nila ang tama at mali especially sa gaining bagay. So I will leave it u to them,” he stated.
“Sa akin, ituloy na nya. Ipaglaban nya ‘yan. kung magaling syang abogado talaga, ipaglaban nya. Tingnan natin kung saan hahantong ‘yan (ethics complaint nya). Para lang matapos na ‘yan, hindi ko pagtutuunan ng malaking pansin ‘yan kasi babalik ako dito, tungkol dito kay (Davao City Vice Mayor) Paolo Duterte at (Atty. Manases) Manse Carpio,” he stated.
Gordon is poised to file earlier than the ethics committee his grievance towards Trillanes on Monday and the matter is probably going to be taken up when the bulk bloc holds it caucus the identical day.
The minority bloc has already known as on their colleagues within the majority bloc to re-think deliberate transfer towards Trillanes, saying that dissent in opinion of senators, below a democratic society, should be revered.