It is about time that Sen. Antonio Trillanes 4th be stopped by a “competent court” in his “bullying and clear arrogance,” a spokesman for Vice President Jejomar Binay said on Tuesday.
Rico Quicho, Binay’s spokesman on political affairs, said in a statement that the complaint filed on Monday by the Vice President against Trillanes, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and several others, including the Philippine Daily Inquirer, “is a legitimate redress of grievance.”
In the complaint, Binay asked for P200 million in moral and exemplary damages after suffering from “mental anguish” because of allegations of corruptions and irregularities in at least two Makati City buildings during his term there as mayor.
The Senate blue ribbon sub-committee held inquiries into these allegations, and called as witnesses some of Binay’s political enemies in Makati City.
Cayetano and Trillanes have led the sub-committee hearings, and allegedly maligned the name and reputation of the Vice President in the process.
Quicho said that for the past 11 months ever since the hearings started, Binay received the “unkindest of accusations bereft of any merit” that were meant to discredit him.
“It is about time that Senator Trillanes’ bullying and clear arrogance of power be reviewed and stopped by a court of competent jurisdiction after a fair and impartial administration of justice,” the spokesman added.
“Freedom must be exercised with responsibility, and for public officials, with the strictest adherence to the canons of good conduct.”
WITH JAYSON CRUZ LUNA