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Trillanes raring to pin down Gordon in ethics, plunder complaints

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Senator Sonny Trillanes will not get tired of Sen. Dick Gordon as he intends to file separate ethics and plunder charges against him.

Trillanes declined to elaborate but he said the filing of charges against Gordon has something to do with Phil. Red Cross (PRC) funds.

During a media forum on Thursday, reporters asked Trillanes about his earlier plan to file ethics complaint against Gordon, chair of the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee.

The former Navy captain replied, “Malapit na–pati criminal complaint. I intend to file plunder complaint.”

Pressed whether the plunder complaint is linked to Gordon’s activities at the Red Cross, Trillanes said, “Yes, Red Cross.”

The two senators have been engaged in a “word war” over Gordon’s handling of the Senate investigation on the smuggling of P6.4 billion shabu from China.

Trillanes had accused Gordon of lawyering for Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and his brother-in-law Mans Carpio when he initially rejected the former’s request to summon Duterte and Carpio to the smuggling probe.

Trillanes’ move stemmed from the testimony of fixer Mark Taguba that he heard “rumors” that Duterte and Carpio are involved in smuggling at the Bureau of Customs (BoC).