Trillanes faces ethics rap for calling Duterte 'murderer'

Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Feb 28 2017 09:30 PM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. NPPA

MANILA – An ethics complaint has been filed against Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, according to Senator Vicente Sotto III.

Sotto, chair of the Senate Ethics Committee, said a certain Abelardo de Jesus filed the complaint against Trillanes.

De Jesus is the same complainant in the ethics rap against Senator Leila de Lima.

The complaint stems from Trillanes statement that two Court of Appeals (CA) justices were bribed to stop the suspension order against then-Makati Mayor Junjun Binay around two years ago. 

The other incident cited in the complaint is Trillanes' act of calling President Rodrigo Duterte a “murderer.”

Trillanes said he is ready to address the complaint.

"Sige lang, sige lang, gawin na nilang lahat. Bring it on," Trillanes said.

The Office of the Solicitor General earlier said it is studying whether charges could be filed against Trillanes for coddling self-confessed murderer, retired SPO3 Arturo Lascañas, who accused Duterte of running the Davao Death Squad.