LACSON, EJERCITO GANG UP ON OPPOSITION SENATOR
Senator Panfilo Lacson and Senator Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito took turns in lashing at Senator Antonio Trillanes after the opposition senator accused senators of being “puppets” of President Rodrigo Duterte.
Lacson, a member of the majority in the Senate, said Trillanes is “hallucinating too much.”
Senators, according to Trillanes, have become lapdogs of Duterte.
“Itong Senado na dati ay ‘yan yung last bastion of democracy eh ngayon, wala na, para na rin kaming mga tuta nitong administrasyon na ito. Ni ayaw mag-imbestiga eh. Dito ako makakakita ng mga senador na takot, kaalyado ka na lang kasi ayaw mo aminin na takot ka eh,” he said in a press conference on July 2.
“Maybe it is high time that we refer to the Senate Ethics Committee Sen. Trillanes’ actions since he is becoming damaging to the institution, and becoming destructive to the country,” Ejercito said in a statement. Ejercito said that he found Trillanes’ comments “disrespectful and unparliamentary” and noted that he should be reminded that the Senate is a democratic institution.
“I don’t know where he is coming from and I’m not even sure if he is still rationale in his thinking. One thing I’m sure about, he is dead wrong. He is so out of touch with reality, if not hallucinating too much,” Lacson told reporters in a text message.
As puppets of Malacanang, Trillanes, who is severely critical of Duterte, likened the senators to dogs with tails between the legs, afraid of the President.
“‘Yung mga dapat sana na pumuna eh wala eh, sila yung mga bahag ang buntot,” he said.
Ejercito earlier suggested filing of complaint against Trillanes in the Senate committee on ethics, but has mellowed down to demanding that the opposition senator apologize to his colleages..
“If a person apologizes, end of story. As long as he admits his mistake, end of story. An apology would be good for the institution — not for me — the institution,” Ejercito said in a Kapihan press conference on Wednesday.
Ejercito said that he would rather not file a complaint and would wait until he gets the chance to speak to his colleagues before doing so.
The Senate resumes its regular sessions on July 24.
“I do not want to do this to anybody…but I hope Sen. Trillanes should realize that he should not generalize his colleagues,” Ejercito said.
“We could debate on issues, we may have heated exchanges but we have to refrain from insulting each other because it’s in the Senate rules,” he added.
Ejercito also stressed that Trillanes lapdog comment about senators is not true because the Senate, as an independent institution, was given the mandate by voters and not by Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.
He said that it was not fair to assume that those who agreed with the President were immediately lapdogs as it was not all the time that senators were against the President’s policies.
“We have to give (the President) a chance. It’s not all the time we are against him. Constructive criticism is different from destructive criticism,” Ejercito said.
He said that personally, he supported Pres. Duterte for his commitment to spend trillions of pesos to improve the country’s infrastructure.
However, he said that he opposed the proposed tax reform program as it was “too high.”
“There are still a lot of issues that the Senate has shown that we are independent though we support the administration,” the senator stressed.
“We have to maintain decency here,” he added.
In a separate press conference, Senate Majority Leader and chair of the Senate Ethics Committee Vicente Sotto III, like Ejercito, said that an apology would be the best step Trillanes could make.
Sotto said that it was the “honorable” thing to do but noted that he would not demand it form Trillanes. (Azer N. Parrocha/PNA
The last-minute vile attacks by lying amok Senator Antonio Trillanes will not stop presidential race front runner Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte from clinching the presidency in May.
Trillanes, running by his lonesome for vice president under his Magdalo Party, is utterly wrong if thinks he could impede Duterte’s race to victory with his expose of lies about the mayor’s alleged hidden wealth.
Like a deranged moron with a machinegun armed with duds, Trillanes’ foul mouth spewed out venom spiced up with allegations that Duterte had more than P200 million in hidden deposits at the Bank of the Philippine Island (BPI) as well as billions of pesos worth of property not stated in the mayor’s statement of assets.
Trillanes’ hallucinations that began a week ago at the homestretch to E-Day is motivated by three reasons of the drowning dog cum senator yapping in gibberish to gain public attention for his losing presidential bid and to justify a P500 million pay-off from a presidential candidate to destroy Duterte.
One, the vain hope that publicity from the expose could bail him out of the ignominious dishonor of having cornered the franchise over the bottom of surveys for vice president conducted by Social Weather Stations and Pulse Asia.
Two, to gain concession (read Cabinet position) in case presidential candidates Senator Grace Poe or Mar Roxas wins the presidency and Duterte is defeated.
Three, the myopic view that his “demolition by perception” that shamed and dragged down presidential bet Vice President Jejomar Binay in a two-year inquisition by the Senate Blue Ribbon committee where he was the noisiest member would work on Duterte, who has led by a mile his rivals the four latest poll surveys of SWS and Pulse Asia.
Trillanes’ hallucinations are trademark symptoms of insanity that merit issuance by a psychiatrist of a prescription and a ticket to a mental institution.
There are a hundred reasons why the rabid dog senator will just have to accept his fate that he is unbelievable and that in the universe of politics he is nothing but an inconsequential passing dot.
But we will limit to three our arguments why ex-navyman Trillanes, after making a fool of himself with his expose against Duterte, needs a .45 to end his miserable fate and save himself from farther ignominy.
One, results of poll surveys, including by his own Magdalo Party, showed that Trillanes’ dream of becoming vice president has been consigned to the canal. The reformist and anti-corruption advocate that he falsely created for himself has been totally demolished and thrown down the drain with his current image of a rabid dog spewing venomous lies to lift him up away from his misery of the reality that he could not be vice president.
Two, Trillanes is a confirmed mad barking dog unleashed by the administration of Benigno Aquino who is exiting as President with his discredited and corruption-laced Tuwad na Daan program of governance as crowning glory and who has the incompetent, idiotic, crazy and stupid Mar Roxas as standard bearer of his Liberal Party.
A double-faced political prostitute, Trillanes is also a Doberman of independent candidate Senator Grace Poe, the housewife and kinder teacher who wants to lead the country as president.
Trillanes playing the role of Duterte inquisitor, as he did in the case of Binay, with the hope of gaining concessions from Roxas and Poe if Duterte is defeated, is pure fantasy. Roxas and Poe, like Trillanes, have already been buried in the dustbin of political history in so far as the 2016 election is concerned. In recent poll surveys, Roxas and Poe ate dust behind Duterte more than 10 percentiles away. The public pulse says only cheating in the election by his well-funded rivals could steal away Duterte’s impending victory.
Three, other than the fact that the allegations of hidden wealth are lies without concrete proof except his insane ramblings, Trillanes unleashed his venom too late in the day, when poll surveys and public opinion already crowned Duterte as the next President of the Philippines. The mad dog wailed with his venomous mouth before an unbelieving public that already dismissed him as a liar.
There is no glory in Trillanes jubilating that he has helped pull down Binay to frustrate the presidential bid of the vice president. After two long years of exposing Binay’s alleged stolen billions, the vice president is still free. Trillanes’ allegations only certified him as a pure-blooded liar.
It has now turned out that the ‘demolition by perception” against Binay by Trillanes has no leg to stand on and merely a mad dog’s barkings aimed to gain points for his presidential bid.
Trillanes has wild thoughts he can do a Binay on Duterte with his “demolition by perception.”
Even if Trillanes sells his soul to the devil or shoot his head with a .45, the Duterte presidency is unstoppable. His “demolition by perception” against Binay may have been a success. But truth is behindDuterte who has the Filipinos behind him. If the yackitty-yacking senator thinks he can destroy Duterte as he did Binay with his lies, Trillanes is dreaming like an inmate in a mental institution.
The amok’s lies about Duterte’s million-peso secret bank deposits have been denied by BPI which refused to issue a statement on the truthfulness of Trillanes’ wild claims.
The alleged bank documents on Duterte’s bank deposits that the loud-mouthed Trillanes waved before the public and media turned out to be forgeries.
Lies can dig graves for an amok like Trillanes.
By claiming he had bank records of Duterte’s alleged hidden deposits, the filthy amok violated the Bank Secrecy Law. So we we can expect that under the Duterte presidency, Trillanes would be in the unhappy company of other senators already incarcerated for grand thievery of public money.
And we will not even talk about Duterte’s vow to hunt down Trillanes for treason for engaging in backdoor diplomacy with China over the disputed South Philippine Sea.
And the economic sabotage that BPI will file against the senator for using the name of the bank in his insane mission to abort a Duterte presidency with lies.