Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Senator Trillanes calls for support to the new impeachment against GMA

He has been behind bars and has yet to set foot in the Senate since being elected last year. Yet, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV remains to be one of President Arroyo's harshest critics.

In an exclusive interview with ABS-CBN News, he praised former House Speaker Jose de Venecia for his revelations on the government's controversial National Broadband Network project.

Trillanes says if former Ilocos Sur Governor Luis 'Chavit' Singson was the star witness in the impeachment case against former President Joseph Estrada, this is now the role of former House Speaker Jose de Venecia.

"It's a welcome development," Trillanes says, when asked what he thought of De Venecia's move to go against Arroyo. "The act of Gov. Chavit Singson, they were demonizing him, and yet, they welcomed him when he started revealing some things."

Trillanes also dared House members to support the new impeachment complaint against the president and prove they are pursuing the interest of the public.

"Dapat, kung ano ang hinaing nila, dapat yun ang hinaing ng congressman. But, so far, hindi yun ang nangyayari dahil sa kanya-kanyang personal na interes," he says.

If the House junks the latest impeachment complaint against Arroyo, Trillanes says, "The bottom line is, I will let the people decide kung saan nila gusto patungo ang ating bayan. Kung gusto nilang manatili si GMA even beyond 2010, it is up to them."

Trillanes says his vote was not sought in the recent leadership change in the Senate, but he says the new alliances won't have any effect on how the upper chamber works.

He believes Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile could change his position on any issue even if he is a Palace ally.

"People change, and remember, Senator Enrile turned his back also on Marcos," he says.

Trillanes also warns MalacaƱang should not be too confident even if the uprising at the Manila Peninsula hotel last year failed saying, it's difficult to gauge the sentiment of the masses.

"Unfair po na i-husgahan natin ang taong bayan na pagod na sila sa mga ganitong mga political activities," he says.


Anonymous said...

We have lost our constitutional options -Col. Gerardo Cunanan, PMA '66

And now, Sonny Trillanes goes back to square one. Are we really going to follow the constitutional process or only when it's convenient?

Anonymous said...

Yes we can support for impeachment, but how strong it is to fight the government congresman na kayang baligtarin ang impeachment na ito. But they can easy to pass or approve the CHa-Cha for the extension of the president and other congresman and more. Saan kami susuporta kahit legal na paraan talo parin.??? For sure GMA will stay more for her position, talo parin ang bayan.
We are not believe that this impeachment will Win.!! Please make an alternative action Now!!

Anonymous said...

Impeachement kay GMA o sa bayan.?

Anonymous said...

Hindi ba dapat na ngang magkaroon ng charter change, kasi alam naman nating lahat na di umuubra ang impeachment process na nakita natin mula pa nung panahon ni presidente si Erap? Atsaka lahat kayo e ayaw namang sundin ang Constitution at mga prosesong nakapaloob dito, baka nga dapat cha cha ang kasagutan para magkaroon ng proseso na kaya nating sunding lahat.

Anonymous said...

PMA, Philippine MAGNANAKAW Academy, mga putang ina nyo, mga bulok kayo, kayo ang mga taong tumutulong kaya dumadami ang mga NPA, sukdulan ang inyong kawalanghiyaan sa bayan kaya ito naghihikahos sa hirap, kayo ang mga mistang asong ulol na humihimod ng mga pwet ng mga corrupt na pulitiko, galing sa nakaw at pagp[atay ng kapwa ang pinalalamon nyo sa inyong mga halimaw na anak, paglaki nila kagaya nyo rin silang mga asong ulol na susunod sa mga pulitikong ipinagtangol nyo.

Mabuti pa sa inyo si Gen Jarque, Mabuhay sya isa syang magiting na General, ang ating bayan ay ikanararangal siya bilang isang tunay na kawal at tagapagtangol ng bansa

Anonymous said...

MANILA, Philippines--The 14-year old son of a Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) official was hurt in an ambush in San Pedro, Laguna this morning.

In a phone interview, Chief Superintendent Perfecto Palad, CALABARZON regional director said that Mico Esquivel, son of MMDA sidewalk clearing operations group head Roberto Esquivel, was brought the Asian Hospital in Muntinlupa after six unidentified armed men fired at his white Pajero along Juan Luna St., Chrysanthemun Village Main Road, Barangay San Vicente, San Pedro at 7:30 a.m.

The driver identified as Johnny Agabay was killed instantly in the ambush.

Palad said the elder Esquivel was the target after police recovered several leaflets belonging to a group identified as Partisano (Partidong Marxista-Leninista ng Pilipinas). - By Alexa Villano (Philstar News Service, www.philstar.com)

Anonymous said...

While the empeachment issue is a vital exercise to clean the system of the corrupt and hoodlum in robes(in the words of Estrada), who himself was a convict and trying very hard to stage a comeback. Trillanes should set his eyes in investigating,through the exercise of the senate oveersight funtion, the so called modernization of the military by merely acquiring some scrap from the US at an exorbitant cost(the latest one as reported, US $300,000,000). uperHave we forgotten General Martinez. Do you think our people is dumb that they believe and swallow hook line and sinker that Gasmin and Noynoy have not earned some kind of anything from this trasactions? I'll be damned.