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Drilon assures Trillanes on ethics case: Got your back bro

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Minority Leader Franklin Drilon expressed his full backing to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV who could face possible disciplinary sanctions after calling senators as “cowards” and “puppets” of the administration.

“Of course,” Drilon said when asked if they would stand by Trillanes amid reports that a case would be filed against the former mutineer before the Senate ethics and privileges committee when Congress opens on July 24.

Drilon urged his colleagues to “move on”, a sentiment he shared with Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.

“You know these things happen. Sa tagal ko na dito ang dami ko ng narinig na banatan,” Pimentel said.

Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III who is the ethics committee chair and Sen. Joseph Victor “JV” Ejercito had called on Trillanes to just apologize for his utterances to spare himself from any disciplinary proceedings and they’re willing to apologize him for his statements.

But Trillanes refused saying he could not and would not apologize for what he believes was true.