Trouble seems to be just around the corner for Senator Antonino Trillanes IV.
After a week so since the filing of an ethics complaint by Senator Richard Gordon against Senator Trillanes, the Ethics and privilege committee in Senate already made an initial ruling.
The ethics complaint of Senator Richard Gordon against Seanator Antonio Trillanes IV is sufficient in form and substance.
|The Ethics committee approved the ethics complaint filed by Senator Gordon against Senator Trillanes, the later was given 10 days to file his counter-affidavit and answer as agains the complaint filed by Gordon. (photo credit Phil Star)|
Sen. Vicente “Tito” Sotto III, committee chairman, gave Trillanes ten days to file his counter-affidavit and answer Gordon’s complaint.
The 23-page complaint received last week by the Committee on Ethics and Privileges comes less than a week after the two senators butted heads during the emotional packed hearing regarding the P6.4-billion shabu shipment from China.
Gordon said its about time for the Senate to discipline Trillanes for his "continuous, unabated, unparliamentary acts, language, and conduct."
Gordon requested the Ethics Committee to "conduct an investigation on the unparliamentary conduct and disorderly behavior of Senator Antonio F. Trillanes IV, to the end that he be penalized accordingly."
"Senator Trillanes disrespected and deliberately maligned the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee by branding it as a 'comite de absuelto,' or a body absolving the accused of wrongdoing, Senator Gordon said.
"Such utterances offend the Chairman, the Committee, and the Senate. To reduce the Blue Ribbon Committee as a 'comite de absuelto' is to make a mockery of the work put in by the members of the Committee to investigate the shipment of 604 kilograms of shabu from China into the country," Gordon added.
In January, the Ethics committee also found a complaint against Sen. Leila De Lima, detained in Camp Crame on drug-related charges that she said are politically-motivated, sufficient in form and substance. *