Senators apparently didn’t like the statement of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, labeling some of them as “apologist” of President Rodrigo Duterte.
“Yung term apologist is uncalled for dahil pwedeng a senator is also merely airing his opinion. Ang sabi nga, ‘to each his own,’ walang pakialamanan ng opinion,” said Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III in a report on Inquirer.netOn the other hand, Sen. Panfillo Lacson expressed his side on his personal Twitter account:
“Bakit kailangang lahat kaming kasama nyang senador magalit din sa presidenteng ayaw nya at kapag hindi, walang kwenta lahat kami? Ano yun?”Senator JV Ejercito also shared his opinion about the issue:
“Senators should learn how to respect colleagues. That is parliamentary courtesy. We all were given our respective mandates and therefore we are accountable to the people. It will be absurd to call senators as apologists.”Trillanes, a staunch critic of the President, expressed on Thursday during a forum in the Senate that some of his colleagues already became the “apologists” of the President.
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