'Hypocrisy': Trillanes rebuffs Imee Marcos' 'ritual' for Senate office

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 25 2019 06:03 PM

MANILA - Sen. Antonio Trillanes on Tuesday rebuffed Senator-elect Imee Marcos, who had said she was eyeing an Igorot ritual before moving into the outgoing senator's office.

Trillanes said he welcomes Marcos' plan if it will help her as a legislator, but called her "hypocritical" if she was implicating that he was a "bad person."

"If the religious ritual is meant to help her fulfill her mandate as a newly elected Senator, then that’s a good thing," he said.

"But if she’s saying it to insinuate na masama akong tao, then sobrang ka-ipokritohan naman yun (that I am a bad person, then that's too hypocritical), even for a Marcos."

Marcos earlier said she was given Trillanes' office through a raffle.

Trillanes is among the staunchest critics of President Rodrigo Duterte, who is known to be close to the Marcos family, as his late father Vicente served in the late strongman's pre-martial law cabinet.

In November 2016, Duterte allowed Ferdinand Marcos' burial at the hallowed Libingan ng mga Bayani despite protests.

The Marcos family was known for living a lavish life during the late dictator's rule, with billions in ill-gotten wealth yet to be recovered 33 years since the end of his regime.

--With a report from Sherrie Ann Torres, ABS-CBN News