Senator Antonio Trillanes IV has urged colleagues to think about his proposition of reviewing the chairmanship of Sen. Richard Gordon in the blue ribbon committee and has volunteered to replace the latter whom mentioned has confirmed to be manipulative of the proceedings.
“Ang pinaka-independent body as of now would be the Senate kung iba ang chairman. Kaya nga sa akin dito to assert the independence of the Senate again, maglagay naman tayo ng hindi naman die-hard supporter ni Duterte, yung sa palagay nila neutral,” he mentioned.
“Kung gusto nila (senators) na puspusan na imbestigasyon mag vo-volunteer ako dyan hindi ko titigilan yan. Pero hindi naman nila papayagan ‘yun. Kahit sub-committee lang, mag- vo-volunteer ako dun. Kung ‘di sila papayag eh maglagay naman sila ng kursunada nila, ‘yung medya medya naman, wag naman yung masyadong selyado para kay (President) Duterte,” he mentioned.
Trillanes, who earlier sought the ouster of Gordo, hoped that his issues had been mentioned throughout Sunday evening’s caucus of the bulk bloc.
If not, the senator mentioned he’ll convey the difficulty to the ground and manifest his grievances to his colleagues, in hope of at the very least provide you with an inside rule on the conduct of the proceedings.
“Kasi kabastusan na ‘yun eh, ‘yung nangyayari,” he mentioned.
“Well basically ang gusto ng lahat is makapagsalita at makapagtanong. Sa akin, kung makapagtanong lang kami, okay na kami kahit sino pa nakaupo dyan eh. (Kasi) ikaw as chair, moderator ka lang, meron ka lang opening statement, hinahayaan mo na ‘yung ibang senador. Hindi lang naman ikaw ang magaling dyan o nakakakita ng magandang punto,” he mentioned.
“Bigyan mo ng respeto ‘yung ibang mga members. Bigyan mo ng consideration yung panahon nila. Si Sen. (Panfilo) Lacson ‘di nakasingit, ako five min lang nakapagtanong sa tatlong hearings (so far) eh sya oras-oras na (kinain sa hearings) na eh hindi naman talaga maganda ‘yun,” the senator, referring to the final blue ribbon listening to on the P6.Four-billion smuggled shabu.
Trillanes mentioned he can not assist however begin to suspect the motives of Gordon on the best way he conducts the mentioned listening to on the matter, intentionally prolonging his questioning so that point will run out on these wanting to pursue different urgent points associated to the shabu smuggling.
Trillanes has made a proper request to Gordon final Thursday to have some key personalities supposedly privy to the smuggling actions in Davao City and the alleged involvement of presidential son, Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte invited to seem in the listening to Tuesday.
“Hindi ko alam kung iimbitahin. Pagka hindi inimbita yan, sasabihan ko na naman itong si Gordon na ‘pinagtatakpan mo na naman ito.’ But I’m not ready to go there yet. Titingnan ko kung mai-invite nya o hindi,” he mentioned.