After Gordon Filed Ethics Complaint Against Trillanes ,Trillanes to file ethics complaint vs Gordon "KALA MO IKAW LANG?"

After Senator Richard Gordon has filed an ethics complaint against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, who faces suspension or expulsion by his colleagues if found guilty of "unparliamentary conduct." Senator Antonio Trillanes IV is resigning as a member of the Senate ethics and privileges committee following the filing of an ethics complaint against him by Sen. Richard Gordon, the committee chair.


In a privilege speech, Trillanes said he would also file an ethics case against Gordon whose complaint against the Magdalo mutineer unparliamentary acts and disorderly behaviour could lead to his expulsion.
"It is on record. Let the record speak for itself," Trillanes said.
"I am not the whining type and could have easily let these things pass so I could focus on the more important issues at hand. But in the spirit of justice and fairness, at the appropriate time, I'd be filing my own ethics case against Senator Gordon for his unparliamentary and unethical acts as senator and chairman of the blue ribbon committee. I will also expose his corrupt acts as chairman of the Philippine Red Cross," Trillanes said.
Trillanes did not expound his alleged expose concerning supposed irregularities in the Red Cross but Gordon already had an inkling on Trillanes’ plan.
Gordon noted in his 23-page ethics complaint filed Monday night to the ethics and privileges committee that during the blue ribbon hearing last Thursday, Aug. 31, where they had a verbal scuffle, he heard Trillanes saying twice ‘talo ka na.’ Gordon said was considered as baiting and unparliamentary under Sec. 93 and 94 of the Rules of the Senate.”
“He can be heard blackmailing and threatening to expose irregularities involving the Philippone Red Cross, a revered humanitarian organization of which I am a volunteer for 50 years since 1967, the chairman, the executive officer and member of the Board of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies,” said Gordon.


Trillanes, in his defense, said his remarks calling Gordon’s committee a “comite de absuelto” and his actions in defense of presidential son, Vice Mayor Pulong Duterte, could not be considered offensive language.
“The term lawyering could either mean a noble profession or a way of defending someone, it is by no means an intrinsically offensive or bad word. It may have bruised the ego of Gordon but saying that word, no matter how you spin it, is not unparliamentary. As to the term ‘comite de absuelto’, just try telling that to 1000 people and see if they’d be instantly offended by it. I’d even be surprised if they would react at all. Precisely because it is not an offensive language per se,” he stressed.
Trillanes said an offensive word, to him, would cause a person “instantly slap or punch or get mad at me.” He said an offensive word was President Rodrigo Duterte’s cuss expression, “putang ina.
“Hindi ito issue ng majority or minority. Para sa lahat ito kasi the precedent you set now could be applied to you pag nasa minority ka na at pwede ka rin pagkaisahan. Sana wag ganun. Kilala nila ako. Alam ng mga kasamahan natin dito, na passionate lang ako or emotionally transparent ako sa mga issues na malapit sa aking puso,” he said.
“Alam niyo rin na hindi ako marunong mambully, marunong lang akong tumayo laban sa mga bully paminsan-minsan. Lastly, maaaring magkakahiwalay man tayo ng pananaw sa pulitika ngayon pero malay niyo, sa malapit na hinaharap, baka magkakasama rin tayo,” he said.
Trillanes said that Senate Rules were designed to set a standard hich could be applied to everyone with no ambiguity wherein offensive language is not relative to the sensitivity or feelings of each individual senator.



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