Since when did that become a good thing?
His request was made during his privilege speech which he used to urged senators to defend De Lima for being a "target" of the Duterte administration.
"I know Senator De Lima may have offended some of you, personally, during her tenure as Secretary of Justice. I had my own run-ins with her when she opposed our amnesty then. Quite ironic because here I am now, standing by her; standing for her; fighting for her," Trillanes said.
"Ganito rin ako makipaglaban para sa iba sa inyo noong nakaraan. Ganito tayo dapat sa isa’t isa, lalo na kung para sa tama. Six months na siyang nakakulong, mabigat na parusa yan sa para isang taong walang pagkakasala," he added.
"My colleagues, it’s time to do the right thing," he joked.
He also fantasized, saying that the senators know deep in their hearts that De Lima is not guilty and never engaged in illegal drugs and if they had the guts to go against the reinstatement of Marvin Marcos decisioned by the current administration, they should also be furious when De Lima was oppressed.
"There was no overt action done at all to merit her incarceration. Kung nag-express tayo ng outrage sa pagpapalaya kay Supt. Marcos at kanyang mga kasamahan na maliwanag na nag-commit ng murder, dapat lalo tayong magalit sa ginawa at ginagawa kay Senator De Lima. By any established standard, that is injustice," Trillanes said.
"Kaya ang aking apela sa aking mga kasamahan dito sa Senado, panahon na para ituwid natin ang malaking pagkakamaling ito at sumama sa aking panawagan na palayain si Sen. Leila De Lima," he continued.
He also urged Senator Panfilo Lacson to probe on the accusations of New Bilibid Prison (NBP) inmates against the detained lady senator because as he reasoned out, De Lima was only being persecuted by Duterte and his people.
He said that the so-called persecution was brought upon De Lima because of her role against the unproven existence of "Davao Death Squad" which the Yellow squad had been struggling to prove and also the lady senator had been criticizing the drug war of the current administration.
Finally, Trillanes said that by putting one his [Duterte's] critics, it is a warning for "other oppositionists would be afraid to stand up to him lest they end up facing trumped up charges like her."