Senator Antonio Trillanes IV’s cases filed by a group of lawyers and a businessman are now in the Preliminary Conference stage. Inciting to sedition, proposal to commit coup d’etat and graft raps charges are currently on the roll at the Pasay City Prosecutor’s Office. This is allegedly for encouraging the military to kill the President. Complainants are lawyers Eligio Mallari, Glenn Chong, Nestor Ifurung, Jacinto Paras, Eduardo Bringas, Nasser Marohomsalic and businessman Louis Biraogo.
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Php 2 Billion Bank Account
The complaint stemmed from Trillanes’ October 3 privilege speech. He accused Du30 of having bank transactions of more than P2 billion from 2006 to 2015. Trillanes made no direct appeal for soldiers to kill the President. But the lawyers think that it’s enough to nail him when he said that troops would probably have to use their M-60 machine guns against the president because of the volume of evidence proving the latter’s ill-gotten wealth.
Unlawful Remarks for a Senator
The lawyers said Trillanes violated Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act 3019) for “irresponsibly and recklessly and continuously accusing, sans evidence,” that the president is keeping over P2 billion in bank accounts and/or amassing illegally-acquired wealth. The complainants cited the statement of the Anti-Money Laundering Council (AMLC) last September denying that it provided the Office of the Ombudsman with documents and information related to its investigation on Duterte’s finances.
The Law is the Law
The first business of the Philippine government is the preservation of the State. As well as the promotion of the welfare of all the people. Senator Trillanes endangers the life of State and its people. He is responsible for all the probable and logical consequences of his acts. The Senator has caused the evil deed and therefore faces the consequences of his actions as per the law.
End of Trillanes’ Bullying?
Trillanes who vows to “work hard” in ousting Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III should the majority bloc keep Sen. Richard Gordon as Senate Blue Ribbon committee chair has weakened. The vocal administration critic said that the latter’s handling of the powerful committee, which undertakes high-profile legislative investigations, has affected the Senate’s independence. Gordon has given him disciplinary actions but that does stop him from disrespecting authorities. Thus, prompted the pro-administration group to act on his abusive statements.