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Sumangga lang: Trillanes says ‘unfair’ Gordon just covered up for Duterte

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Senator Antonio Trillanes IV believes that his colleague, Senator Richard Gordon did nothing but “cover up” for President Rodrigo Duterte in his capacity as Justice Committee chairman.

Trillanes had this to say after learning that Gordon already wanted to submit the panel’s report-slash-findings on its inquiry on the alleged extrajudicial killings (EJKs) happening under the Duterte administration.

“Kung talagang tapat ka na chairman at patas ka, hindi mo pwede gawin iyon kasi marami ka pa hindi napakinggan, lalo na ngayon na may mga bagong kasong lumalabas, so bakit ka agad gagawa ng committee report na ilalagay mo yung conclusion mo doon,” he said on Friday, October 28.

Former Navy lieutenant Trillanes said that as chairman, Gordon can launch investigations anytime in order to uncover the truth. It just so happened that the latter had other things in mind, Trillanes said.

“Basically ang Senate, you can investigate anytime you want to depende iyan sa chairman, kung ang chairman ang trabaho lang niya talaga ay pagtakpan ang presidente, ay wala talanang mangyayari, katulad ng ginagawa ni Senator Gordon.

“Pero kung talagang objective yung chairman eh makikita mo yung buong katotohanan,” he explained.

Trillanes has been a vocal Duterte critic since the campaign period earlier this year.