MANILA- Senator Antonio Trillanes IV expressed his dismay over the speedy junking of the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte by the House justice committee, and warned of other groups' use of "other modes" to seek justice and accountability of the chief executive.
"Mapupunta na lang tayo sa ibang modes kung saan lalabas itong katotohanan na ito, or sa mga ganoon paraan eh hindi na nila makokontrol kung anuman ang outcome," he told reporters Monday.
The senator, however, gave limited details about the "other modes" he was referring to, except to cite the use of the International Criminal Court (ICC) where evidence against Duterte may be presented.
"Maraming paraan. Abangan na lang nila, abangan na lang nila kung anuman yun," he said.
Trillanes also criticized House Majority leader Rodolfo Fariñas II for "not knowing" the difference between a witness and a complainant.
"Abogado sila, supposed to be mas nakakaalam sila. Alam mo, yung personal knowledge ng complainant, iba yan dun sa personal knowledge ng testigo," he said.
"Yung pinagmamasdan ko nga si Fariñas, akala ko ba magaling na abogado ito pero hindi nya naiintindihaan yung difference ng testigo at complainants," he said.
Trillanes, meantime, expressed his readiness to face the would-be charge that the administration camp is planning to file against him.
"Sige, go ahead. Di ako natatakot dyan eh. I-file nyo na, naiinip na ako eh. Puro na lang kayo presscon na ipa-file nyo kung ano-anong kaso sa akin, wala naman kayong pina-file. Di ba? Sa akin sige, go ahead," he said.