Cayetano to Trillanes: Anywhere, anytime, hindi kita aatrasan
Senators Alan Peter Cayetano and Antonio Trillanes IV exchanged 'strong words' after the privilege speech of the latter on Monday, September 26.
The privilege speech of Trillanes is asking the Senate to investigate the alleged involvement of President Rodrigo Duterte in the extra judicial killings and Davao Death Squad.
After the speech of Trillanes, Cayetano stood up to interpellate his co-senator.
However, after answering some of questions, Trillanes complained that Cayetano was not debating him but was delivering a “monologue.”
“The gentleman is saying that this is a debate but it has been a monologue since around 4:20, I’m confused now. He started with the masking tape, he jumped to his parlor, whatever then to Senate President (Blas) Ople. Where is the debate?” Trillanes asked.
“I’ll show him where the debate is. The debate is when I ask him a question but he keeps answering me na motion na,” Cayetano answered.
“I don’t think its parliamentary feasible for one senator to stand up and expect na wala na lang magtatanong and we just take their statements hook, line and sinker. Having said that, I apologize for my style, kanya kanyang style kasi iyan,” he added.
“I’m not here to oust anybody, well not yet at least. But I’m just here proposing to investigate a very serious matter and I believe the gentleman has a bottomless spit of wisdom and I’m going to concede that he’s even wiser than me many times over but again let’s get to the point,” Trillanes said.
“But if the gentleman keeps on saying that I would want to run away, if he’d recall when I sat beside him during the hearing, he was the one who ran away. Now unless you want me to go near you again, just say so,” he added.
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Trillanes was referring to his “hindi kita papopormahin” remark to Cayetano during the previous Senate hearing of extra judicial killings.
“For the record, kaibigan ko sya, ba’t nya titingnan ang mata ko nang ganun? Para nya akong kakainin nung sinabi nyang di kita papopormahin dito.. Hindi ko na sinabi sa media pero sabihin ko na rin ngayon dahil brining up nya—sabi nya sa akin, ‘Pa-Bible Bible ka pa, evil naman ang pino-protektahan mo. But for the record, anywhere, anytime, hindi kita aatrasan e,” Cayetano said.
“That’s why umurong ako away from you dahil ayaw mo akong tigilan. Tina-trash talk mo ako, ayaw kong magkaabutan tayo dahil ang pagkaalam ko para tayong magkapatid at magkaibigan tayo. (Now you’re telling me) lalapitan mo ako dito. Lapitan mo ako, yayakapin, yayakapin kita pero lapitan mo ako na hamunin mo ako hindi kita aatrasan.” he added.
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Trillanes replied, "Does the gentleman sense any animosity in my tone of voice? I believe I am at my calmest, relatively speaking, this could be one of the best behaviors that I ever had in this chamber.”
The session was suspended by Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III.
Cayetano to Trillanes: Anywhere, anytime, hindi kita aatrasan Reviewed by Newsinfo Learn on September 26, 2016 Rating: