Ejercito says Trillanes may face ethics complaint for his disrespectful remarks

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV may face an ethics complaint for calling his colleagues as 'puppets' of the administration according to Senator Joseph Victor 'JV' Ejercito.

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Ejercito said he might face it for becoming damaging to the senate and destructive to the country.

“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.

Trillanes in a forum on Monday, he slammed his colleagues for turning the senate as the last bastion of democracy to merely puppets of the administration.

“’Yung Senado na dating last bastion of demoracy, ngayon wala na. Para na rin kaming mga tuta ng administrasyon na ‘to," he said.

According to JV, Trillanes' remarks were disrespectful and unparliamentary.
He has also reminded Trillanes that as a democratic institution, the senators debate issues instead of hurling insults and they vote instead of calling each other names when they disagree.

“We have 23 independent minds duly elected in the Senate. But even when we disagree on a number of issues, we maintain our respect for one another. I hope Senator Trillanes would do the same. I hope he will stop destroying this institution simply because he is rabidly against this administration,” he added.

In a text message, Ejercito said it was not the first time that Trillanes had insulted his colleagues.

Source: News CentralInquirerABS-CBN