Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday vowed to expose President Rodrigo Duterte for the “plunderer and mass murderer” that he is following the supposed “illegal” arrest of Senator Leila de Lima.
“The primary objective of the illegal arrest of Sen. De Lima is to send a chilling message to the political opposition and critics that they could be next,” Trillanes said in a text message to reporters.
“Well, the effect to me is exactly the opposite. I am now motivated more than ever to expose him for being a plunderer and mass murderer that he truly is,” he said.
Both De Lima and Trillanes are vocal critics of the Duterte administration.
The two senators had sought a Senate inquiry on the alleged extrajudicial killings and summary executions amid the government’s war against illegal drugs.
Trillanes also sought an investigation on the recent claims of retired SPO3 Arthur Lascañas that the so-called Davao Death Squad exists, and that Duterte ordered several people killed during his term as Davao City mayor. —KG, GMA News