Ralph Recto: Honor Trillanes’ mandate
Senate President Pro-Tempore Ralph Recto said Filipinos should honor the mandate of Senator Antonio Trillanes.
The Batangas politiko made the statement following President Rodrigo Duterte’s proclamation taking back Trillanes’ amnesty.
Recto said the people granted amnesty to Trillanes when he was first elected senator in 2007.
“When I lost my 2007 re-election bid, one of the first congratulatory calls I made was to the detained Sonny Trillanes. In my mind, here was a guy who, without setting one foot out of prison, was granted amnesty, not by one person but by 11,189,671 people,” he said.
“When he won the reelection in 2013, more people – 14,127,722 million this time – affirmed that the absolution earlier bestowed on him was right,” Recto added.
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