• Duterte can be impeached over ‘lost’ shoal – Trillanes

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    PRESUMPTIVE President Rodrigo Duterte could face an impeachment complaint in connection with his pronouncement that the Philippines already lost its claim to the contested Panatag (Scarborough) Shoal, Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th said on Monday.

    Trillanes, who played as backchannel negotiator with China in 2012 in an effort to ease tension in the shoal in the South China Sea (West Philippine Sea), noted that Duterte has no basis in saying the Philippines lost its claim to Scarborough.

    “As President of the country, he [Duterte] should be protecting the territorial integrity of the Philippines,” the senator insisted.

    Duterte, on several occasions, questioned Trillanes’ supposed dealings with China over the disputed shoal.

    In a recent interview, he was quoted as saying that the Philippines “lost the Scarborough Shoal” and blamed Trillanes and President Benigno Aquino 3rd for it.

    “After a certain senator, si Trillanes, went back and forth at the behest of the President and there was already a ruckus there in [the]Spratlys and finally after the 16th visit we lost Scarborough,” Duterte said in an interview posted in the Internet.

    The Spratlys are a group of islets and islands in the South China Sea.

    In a news conference also on Monday in Davao City, of which he is mayor, Duterte again said the Philippines lost the shoal and he wanted to know why.

    Trillanes said Duterte’s statement is “very dangerous” because it could compromise the country’s territorial claim.

    The Philippines has a pending arbitration case against China in connection with the Scarborough Shoal dispute.

    “It [Duterte saying the Philippines has lost Panatag] is a violation of the Constitution, because he [Duterte] should be pursuing our territorial claim,” Trillanes said when asked what could be the ground for an impeachment complaint against Duterte.

    “No official of the government could confirm or would categorically say that we have indeed lost it [Scarborough],” the senator added.

    According to Trillanes, he was appointed by Aquino as a backchannel negotiator to deescalate the tense situation in Panatag Shoal in 2012 and he was able to accomplish his mission within the authority given by the President without compromising the country’s claim.

    “Just to inform Mayor Duterte, there is no reclamation in Panatag and I have our National Security officials on record during two Senate hearings that we have not lost Panatag contrary to some unfounded media reports,” the senator said.

    When asked why Duterte would claim that the Philippines already lost Scarborough, Trillanes replied that it is possible that the presumptive President could just be laying the groundwork in case the Philippines, under his leadership, lost the shoal.

    “I hope he won’t do that, because it would seem that he is giving China the license to occupy the area and blame me and the President for it,” the senator said.

    “I will not allow that [the Philippines losing Scarborough to China]to happen because we have it on record that before he assumes office, Scarborough is ours, no reclamation is being conducted and our aerial reconnaissance and patrol boats continue to patrol the area,” he added.

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    1. unofficial talks? who told you?stupid ka rin magisip. to ease tensions? sa tingin mo saan ang ease of tensions? ito bang pagpasok ng AMERICA sa usapin at ang china ay nagtayo ng mga infrastructure sa Panatag Shoal ay isa sa mga ease of tensions? panu mo ipapaliwanag eh ang logic mo napaka babaw.? may obligations sya na eh explain kung walang tinatago.. hindi yung puro press release. kung maka asta kc parang ang galing galing ni Trillanes eh umalis ng bansa dahil alam nya guilty sya..tska dapat pinupuna ang lagi nyang pagalis ng bansa as senator anu yan business? eh senator lang sya ng PILIPINAS bakit anu kailangan nya sa ibang bansa? eh save mo yan sa memory mo para malaman mo kung anu ang katutuhanan.. para mapasukan naman ng wisdom ang inyong utak..

    2. theme song ni Trillanes dapat yun song ng Eagles entitled ” Lying Eyes”.

    3. Danny Bautista on

      Duterte got 16 million votes 0ut of 55 million voters 38% while Trillanes got half a million votes a negligible 0.91%.

      And, Trillanes with his henchmen want to impeach Duterte.

      Where did Trillanes get his pride? What a grandstanding by an inutile idiotic
      proud man!

    4. tigilan mo ang pag gigiit duterte. sa bansa pa din natin ang scarborough shoal. salamat pa din talaga tayo kay senator trillanes dahil patuloy siyang nagmamalasakit sa bansa natin ..

    5. What is Duterte’s motive in making public statement that the Philipines has lost Scarborough Shoals? i smell something !

    6. Duterte already conditioning the mind of the Filipino people that it’s no longer ours cause he’s going to give it away to China….

      • Hahaha.. E impeach si duterte?!! Sino ba ang presidente ng pinas bago nawala sa atin ang island n yan?!! Si duterte ba?!! Tanga nmn ng ngcomment na ioa impeach si duterte hahahh.. Si aquino ang presidente hndi si duterte mga hangin ang laman ng utak…

      • Sa tingin ko di na conditioning of mind yan. kasi nangyayari na. tinayuan na ng china ng mga buildings ang isla. Duterte is stating the fact that we lost our grip over shoal..china occupy the shoal after the 16th visit of Trillanes..

    7. Jamaica Masayda on

      sana maimpeach na yan si duterte mag research ka nalang muna bago ka magsalita ng kung ano ano dyan about s ascarborough na yan !

      • wag ka nga tatanga-tanga…paano mo ma explain yong 16 trips ni trillanes sa china..the people paid his trips, he should at least explain or make a report what happened & discussed during those back and forth trip..pera ng bayan ginamit niya, at least we deserve to know kng ano napag-usapan..at bakit pina-off record eh national claim ang pinag-lalaban..ang hirap sa PInoy madaming tanga..COMMON SENSE lang, di pa COMMON…

      • Si trillanes parang sapa lng maingay pero mababaw
        Si duterte parang dagat tahimik lng pero malalim.

    8. President Benigno Aquino III on Friday disclosed that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV’s unofficial talks with the Chinese helped ease tensions between the Philippines and China over Panatag Shoal in the West Philippine Sea. President Aquino acknowledged Trillanes’ contribution to the clearing of Panatag Shoal after Philippine vessels stepped back from the face-off with Chinese ships in mid-June.

      “When Chinese vessels arrived at Scarborough Shoal, we counted up to 18 ships, not including the fishing vessels, which would have added up to 30 vessels,”

      Ang point is hindi ipoinamigay ni senator Trillanes ang isla natin sa China kundi nakipagusap lang to ease the tension ? kung Hindi ginawa ni senator Trillanes yun baka nagera na tayo ng China mag isip isip naman kayo ? Bakit ang mga tards pinipilit na ipinamigay nato ni Trillanes ? anung klaseng pag iisip yan ?

      • kung tama yang sinasabi mo, e dapat sinagot na niya si Tatang Juan Ponce Enrile. nag walkout xa kase may catwalk daw sa labas. BOOM!!!

    9. Jefferson Caring on

      Pagmamay-ari pa rin natin ang scarborough shoal , bakit tila parang ang dating kay President Duterte e nakuha na to ng China ? anung rason ? baka kamo gusto niya na talagang ibigay yan sa China ?? Just asking ???

      • agree. atin pa rin yan.
        Pero
        ano ba ang mangyayari kung paaalisin mo iyong mga squatters sa atin? di ba magulo, nagkakasakitan worst may mamamatay.

        Ngayon subukan mong kunin ang isla na tinayuan ng building ng china.?
        e di gugulo, worst giyera.. anong panlaban natin? bow and arrow?

      • 1 PLAIN SIMPLE ANSWER, TANGA – dahil b4 Duterte assume, bininta na ni Trillanes at PNOY sa China.. STOP ACTING LIKE IDIOT!

    10. Bobongdutertards on

      I don’t believe Trillanes gave the shoal away. If there is one to blame, blame all the administrations, past and present, who failed to secure our borders, because they did nothing but corrupt the country.

    11. That is allegation…..Can Impeach Duterte for allegation….No valid evidence…..Duterte can declare Martial for any allegation and chaos that resulted to rebellion……You like to impeach im for nothing……The answer He can declare Martial Law to resore chaos………
      Duterte can discipline the nation with Martial Law…….

    12. Juan Lorenzo on

      “i blablame nya kame ni Aquino??” wew desperate moves,, eh talaga namang kayo ang dahilan kung bakit ngka ganun eh,, niloloko nyo ang sambayanang filipino na atin ang Scarborough but in reality binenta nyo ng amo mung panot,, hangang kelan nyo ba pag tatakpan yang mga kasinungalingan nyo?? halatang halata naman na kayo eh kaya nga hindi ka maka sagot kay Enrili diba??? kung ang ginawa nyo lang dun is to ease the tension,, oh eh bakit hindi mo nasabe nung tinatanun ka ni Enrili? ganun ba kahirap sabihin yun? I believe not,, ang dali lang sumagot kung wala kang dapat pag takpan sa ginawa mo diba?? oh what happen??? nag walkout ka na parang bakla,, cge nga pano mo pasisinungalingan yung mga statement ni Faeldon?? sinisiwalat nya kung gano ka kasinungaling and how you committed treason by means of betraying the Filipino people ,,, you lied to us,, galit na galit pa ang mga Filipino sa china noon nung kasagsagan ng issue ,,, yun pala kayo ang ng bigay ng lisensya sa kanila para I occupy ang claim sa Scarborough,, tangapin nyo nalang ang sagot ng taong bayan,, malabong ma impeach si President Duterte dahil lang sa pambabaliktad nyo,, kayo ang mabubulok sa kulungan,, ma swerte pa kayo kung makukulong lang kayo coz most of the Filipinos whom you betrayed and lied with ,,, want both of you dead for the charges of high treason ,, YOU LIED TO YOUR PEOPLE MR AQUINO AND MR TRILLANES,, we believed in you,, why??? pag sisihan at pag babayaran nyo lahat ng panloloko nyo sa sambayanang Filipino,, hindi naman kame kasing mangmang nyo ng amo mung panot eh,,, “The wages of sin is death” the bible stated ,, and I think both of you deserves it,,

      • binalita na yan dati ng ABSCBN 6 years ago…pg-aari na un ng China dhl ibininta daw ng Pilipinas, hnd binanggit ang administrasyon. Ayun sa natandaan ko binanggit ng anchor na pinagkukunan na ng oil at gas ang scarborough. ang nabanggit na chinese owners private sila at ngmamay-ari ng oil company sa pinas sila ung chinoy na ng-aangkat din sa ibang gulf at binibinta sa pinas. nakalimutan ko lng ung pangalan nung anak na chinese.

    13. Juan Lorenzo on

      Cge,, kwento mo sa pagong ,, buti kung ma uto mo pa mga tao,, alam na ang baho at kasinungalingan mo kaya wag ka ng mambaliktad,, wala namang maniniwala sa kabaliwan mung hinayupak ka eh,, bitay kayong dalawa ng amo mung panot,,

    14. These are all bull from Trillanes. Trillanes is already twisting the story to lay blame on Duterte where in fact he and PNoy were responsible that our fishermen cannot go to Panatag shoal anymore before the Chinese coastguard is pratrolling the area. While no Philippine coastguard is patrolling the area because PNoy has ordered the our coastguard to backoff.

    15. People of the Philippines VS. TRILLANES FAGGOT, your facial reaction is freaking yourself, very unreliable, Filipinos, countrymen, check his uneasy facial expression in media curtain, his eyes almost drooling out from its place, he put himself somewhere and ended up to nowhere and by asshole revelation of impeachment to a presumptive President he even uttered “SENATOR AQUINO” WTFWTFWTF…hahaha..LOLOLOLOLOL… indeed of dishonesty, traitor, culprit, his guilt is putting him into smoking hot lava. BEST things come to those with GOOD BRAVE HEART and STRONG DECISIVE MIND. SORRY for u, Nothing is with u faggot T…. GO TO HELL! BULLSHIT!

    16. Unahan lang ginagawa ni Trilly kasi the Mayor is going after him and his amo noy on the bajo de masinloc issue with China.

    17. Instead of twisting the event and threatening to file for impeachment again. President Rody should jail this puppet for Treason. Nobody believes this senator, after all his lies and propaganda.

    18. Ungas ka Trillanes. Totoo naman na nawala sa atin ang shoal, kung hindi patunayan mo, pumunta ka nga doon? we lost it because of your incompetence and your boss Pnot

    19. Tinanong niya lahat ng opisyal sa gobyerno, ang sagot nila – atin pa rin daw ang scarborough shoal, mali daw si Duterte. Hndi nman yata pmupunta doon ang mga tinanong nya.

      Tinanong nya din kaya ang mga mangingisda na tinataboy ng chinese ships pag pmupunta doon?

      Gunggong ka talaga Trillanes !

    20. alexis agustin on

      I hope President Duterte will expose this issue regarding our Philippine territory. It is time for us to claim what is ours. Those who were involved in backdoor negotiation will answer the people of the Republic of the Philippines.

    21. humanda ka Trillanes kapag rumesbak sa yo si President Digong magtago ka na…sya pa kinakalaban mo ..wala kang respeto kay president DU30…puro ka Aquino..kala mo malinis ka ..wait mo lang itatapon ka na sa impyerno kasama mo yung mga sinasamba mong Presidente…sobra ka ng pasaway..dapat sa yo makalabos na sa lalong madaling panahon..

    22. Ah so yung paninira ni trillanes at paglalagay niya ng paninirang tv ad ok lang…pero kung etong si Digong ang magkokomento sa mga bagay bagay, masama agad at dapat iimpeach..

      Baka nga eh totoo siguro yung plan b ng tuwid na daan noh..👺🙅🙀

    23. Trillanes the True Traitor. His backdoor negotiations with the Chinese lost our islets specially Mischief now an airfield by the chinese. A pure turncoat, he must be guillotined for his sins to the nation.

      • The President should put Trillanes in Death Chamber for Treason. He is very dangerous to our national security and sovereignty.

    24. jose paredes on

      mga expert at wangkers, we have a pending submission to the international court regarding our claim. next month, there will be a decision. mga buang, hanay hanay lang sa mga salita na mapapalagay nang atin situation sa masama. Sa kaunting yaman nang pilipinas(maraming gutom, walang trabaho, tumitira sa barong barong, the most we can do is guard the said islands(Scarborough) kung sakali man may gustong mag exploit nang atin resources, at ang resulta ay more money for the politicians, more revenue for the gov’t, di mas magaling, kaysi pa surfing surfing lang ang mga hidiputang buang na mga marines, at ang mga mag kaaway na politicians ay sumesweldo na walang ginagawa kung hindi epal lang. Huwag lang iokupy na illegal nang sinumang bansa….

    25. Robert Iturralde on

      Triplanes is twisting the event as to what happened at the disputed are in the Philippine west sea. Trillanes is the one having a backdoor meeting with China and now he’s saying that Duterte should be impeached because of what he said pertaining to losing some islands to China. How could you say that Duterte should be liable of treason when he is not yet the president of the country? Trillanes is really losing his mind and really getting to be a dangerous man!

    26. Actually Mr trillantes being a navy official who never lobbied or pursue the afp modernization program stalled by fvr and gna. It was also fvr and gma who were more pro china that lead to our loses in wps aside from neglecting the afp. While both of you fvr and trillantes are veterans, shame on you. The fact is its too late now. China now owns our eez by force. You are just trying to undermine the new government. Be careful because u may end up in detention again for treason.

    27. Dapat kasuhan Ito ni President Duterte ng Treason at yung Amo Nya. Kasalanan Nila ipapasa Sa iba! Tsk tsk traidor talaga!

    28. What is this idiot yapping about now? Someone please tell him to shut up and let the coming administration prepare for the hard days ahead…there’s a lot of work to be done…he can at least be supportive.

    29. Filipinos should take a notice of this obvious early propaganda to impeach a President -elect Duterte because of his comments ” losing Scarborourgh Soal” . Any comments of Trillaning who has been known to be the most questionable and controversial person ever created , cannot be trusted by any intellectual Filipino citizen at all. When a person who could be found to be guilty of a crime , would manipulate the media to project his guilt to others in order to escape imprisonment.

    30. Ginagawa mong mga tanga ang Pilipino. Para kang multong bakla,eh ex soldier kpa naman. Gawin mo ang trabaho mo bilang Senador.!!

      • Puro ka lang bunganga wala naman na patunayan. Tapusin mo muna ang Kay Binay bago si Mayor, d pa nga nakaupo yong Tao IMPEACH AGAD?