[Trending Now] 'I Can't Let This Pass.' Gordon To File Complaint Against De Lima's Walk Out
Following the dramatic walk-out of Senator De Lima in the recent senate hearing on extrajudicial killings after Senator Gordon accused...
Following the dramatic walk-out of Senator De Lima in the recent senate hearing on extrajudicial killings after Senator Gordon accused her of 'material concealment', Gordon is now planning to file an ethics complaint for De Lima's alleged "unparliamentary" remarks and conduct.
It can be recalled that Gordon started the accusation upon learning that Edgar Matobato has a kidnapping case going on, which he said, was 'concealed' by Matobato and De Lima who presented him, during the previous senate hearings. However, it was later proven that Matobato indeed stated that he was charged of kidnapping during his first appearance on the senate.
But Gordon, being the new chair of the senate committee on justice and human rights, still mulls over what happened and said: "There are unparliamentary remarks made outside the session hall, made within the session hall, walking out of a committee, and then saying bad things about the committee is unparliamentary on my book,”
“I can’t let it pass because pinaghirapan namin yan,” he added. “And here’s another point, the Senate’s reputation has been sullied. You invite all these people, you make them wait 13 hours … tapos magwa-walk out ka, tapos mayroong shenanigans e di masisira ang reputation ng Senado di ba?”
But when asked if he would still pursue the complaint should De Lima apologize, he answered: "Nasa sa kanila yun. I would not tell anybody how to behave. Sorry is an act of concession.”
“I don’t want harm to fall upon anybody. I want a happy Senate,”
Meanwhile, De Lima already extended her apologies for walking out of the senate. However, she vehemently denied the accusation of 'material concealment'.