Trillanes at Zubiri muntik magsuntukan sa session hall ng Senado

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Senators Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes IV almost came to blows on the senate after the latter accused Zubiri and Senator Dick Gordon attempted to "whitewash" the investigation that would look into the bribery scandal involving former Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials.
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“Gusto nila na sila ang hahawak nung hearing ng sa ganun pwede nilang ma-whitewash kagaya nung nangyari dun sa EJK (extrajudicial killings) hearings (in the Senate) dun sa mga nakaraang buwan.” Trillanes said.

“Ito ang gustong mangyari nila Sen. Gordon at Zubiri dahil alam nila na hindi nila ako mapipigilan,” he added.

Zubiri said since he first became a legislator in the House of the Representative, he was never been accused of whitewashing.

“I don’t care. If they want to investigate, investigate. If they want to raise hell in their committee, I don’t care. My [intention] was just to discuss rules,” Zubiri said. 

Zubiri then said that the bribery scandal be investigated by the Senate blue ribbon committe, which is chaired by Gordon.

After the speech of Zubiri, instead of engaging his colleague on the topic, Trillanes called Zubiri a "cheater" and brought out the issue of the electoral protest filed by Kiko Pimentel III in 2007 elections.

“They blocked the referral to my committee and therefore, they should expect me to react on the matter and I’m glad that the gentleman took offense because in fact, the statement was meant to be offensive," Trillanes said.

“If you want to have war, be prepared to have one,” Trillanes added.

Zubiri then responded to Trillanes by calling him a "rebel".

Things almost turned violent if not for the intervention of their colleagues including Senator Manny Pacquiao who stepped in to stop the fight.

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Source: GMA News Online, Mindanation

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