Lacson answers Trillanes over 'cowards,' puppets' remarks

Senator Panfilo 'Ping' Lacson didn't let his mouth to be zipped  after his colleague Senator Antonio Trillanes IV gave harsh remarks against the senate.

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In a text message sent to reporters, Lacson said what Trillanes did is the dardnest thing he can do.

“Calling one’s own colleagues ‘cowards’ or ‘puppets’ wholesale and without qualifying, is the darndest thing he can do,” said Lacson.

The senator made the reaction few hours after Trillanes said the senate as an institution is merely becoming a lapdog of President Rodrigo Duterte and his administration.

Trillanes didn't metntion names but he called some senators particularlycommittee chiefs as cowards for refusing to investigate issues that would hurt Duterte and his administration.

"Yung Senado na dating last bastion of democracy, ngayon wala na. Para na rin kaming mga tuta ng administrasyon na ‘to. Ni ayaw mag-imbestiga eh. Dito ka makakakita ng mga senador na takot. Kaalyado ka na lang kasi ayaw mong aminin na takot ka eh,” Trillanes said.

He also added that aside from the Senate, the Philippine National Police was among the most damaged institutions since Duterte took office.

In response, Lacson mocked Trillanes, saying the latter was “so out of touch with reality, if not hallucinating too much,” Lacson said. Both Lacson and Trillanes were former members of the police and military, respectively.

"One thing I'm sure, he is dead wrong," Lacson said.