An apology isn’t forthcoming so far as Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV is anxious even beneath menace of being sanctioned by his personal friends for his supposed “unparliamentary” conduct.
“I said my piece. If they believe an ethics case is warranted, I would gladly face it. Ganun yun eh. Pero sa akin, mga political figures tayo, ‘wag tayong masyadong maarte,” he stated in an interview with reporters, after getting pummeled by colleagues for calling them “cowards” and “puppets” of the Duterte administration.
“Why would I apologize for stating what I believe is true, hindi ba? They may not like the language I used but I won’t deflect from the fact that what I said was my observation and what I believe was true,” he added.
Trillanes even stated that he had been at a receiving finish of comparable criticisms prior to now and he merely took it with a grain of salt.
“Kung masasakit na salita lang, mas marami akong sinalong masakit na salita. Hindi kasi ako namemersonal. What I said a few days ago was my personal (opinion) and I have that right under a democracy to say that. Ngayon kung may mga tinamaan dyan, problema na nila ‘yun,” he stated.
Trillanes, in a latest information discussion board, didn’t mince phrases in criticizing his colleagues for what he claimed as their obvious indifference in conducting investigations on the alleged wrongdoings of the administration.
The Senate, he stated, had been decreased to a mere rubber stamp of the Executive and his colleagues are alleged to be performing as “puppets” of the administration.
Despite calls to have him sanctioned by the Senate ethics and privileges committee, the committee that offers with all issues regarding the conduct, rights, privileges, security, dignity, integrity and popularity of the Senate and its members, Trillanes remained assured there are nonetheless some senators who’re prepared to again him up.
“Hindi ako magiging lone ranger dito and they know that. Baka mas marami pa akong kaibigan kaysa dun sa ilan dyan. I may appear that way but definitely hindi ganun and sitwasyon dito,” he stated.