During the resumption of the hearing on the killings in the country, Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Thursday said that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV keeps on interrupting him while asking questions to the witness Edgar Matobato.
It all started when Sen. Trillanes called the attention of the committee chairperson Sen. Leila de Lima and said,
I would just like to inquire if there is unli-questioning allotted for a non-member of the committee.Sen. Cayetano tried to butt in, but Sen. Trillanes insisted he wants him declared out of order.
We have given him more than an hour of leeway, for a non-member that’s a luxury.
And now as a member, can I assert my right as a member, otherwise I might move to declare Sen Cayetano out of order for consuming the time of the committee of which he is not a member.
But Sen. Cayetano said he just wanted to explain his presence in the hearing.
This prompted Sen. De Lima to declare a two-minute break to ease the tension.
However, during the break, Sen. Trillanes was heard telling Sen. Cayetano,
Hindi kita papopormahin.So Sen. Cayetano replied,
Senador ako, binoto ako ng tao dito, di ba?Sen. De Lima then stood between the two and told them
Don't do this in front of our people.Sen. Cayetano then told Sen. De Lima,
Ang problema sasabihan niya ako sa mukha na hindi niya ako papopormahin dito, elected ako ng tao. Wala namang bastusan.He also told Sen. Trillanes,
Kay [former Vice President Jejomar] Binay tatlong oras tayong dalawa, ang hinihingi ko lang po wag tayong magbastusan sa komite.When the hearing resumed, Sen. De Lima explained why she had to cut Sen. Cayetano.
When Sen. Cayetano tried to butt in, Sen. Trillanes tried to turn his microphone off.
Then, when he was allowed to speak, Sen. Cayetano claimed that he was being 'threatened' by Sen. Trillanes who was seated to his right.
I don’t want to be intimidated because my seatmate here is intimidating me. He told me here hindi kita papopormahin. He said mabubuo ba ang pangarap mo, you are defending evil. I’m trying to get to the bottom of this tapos tatabihan n’yo ako at ita-trash talk ako ng isang senador. I never did that to any of my colleagues.Before transferring to another seat away from Sen. Trillanes, Sen. Cayetano complained to Sen. De Lima,
We have all the time in the world. Ano ba ang importante, lumabas ang totoo or is this just a demolition job?
Can Sen Trillanes stop talking to me? I don’t want to talk to him but he keeps talking to me.READ ALSO: Davao Congressman Says De Lima’s Witness In Hearing Is Lying, See The Truth!
Source: GMA News