Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday revealed his colleague who got the idea of the senate reorganization that made three senators from Liberal Party (LP) and one from AKBAYAN to oust from the majority bloc.
He told the press that his senate group called “macho bloc” which also included Senator Gringo Honasan, Tito Sotto, Loren Legarda discussed the idea of the senate reorganization.
“Kaming apat nag-start: Senators Honasan, Sotto,Legarda. Kami ang nakaka-observe na ‘bakit ganito ang situation namin?’ Yan ang story,” Lacson said.
Lacson also confirmed that the decision finalized during a meeting of 15-16 senators in the Makati residence of senator Manny Pacquiao Sunday night.
He also one of the senators who pushed the decision and voted for the senate reorganization.
“Kaming apat nag-start: Senators (Gringo) Honasan, (Tito) Sotto, (Loren) Legarda. Kami ang nakaka-observe na ‘bakit ganito ang situation namin?’ Yan ang story,” Lacson said.
One day later, Senator Manny Pacquiao made the motion to remove the LP senators from their positions.
Senator Franklin Drilon, Francis Pangilinan, Bam Aquino and Risa Hontiveros decided to move in the minority bloc and on Tuesday, Senator Leila De Lima who currently detained decided to follow her allies.
The boxer turned senator denied that President Rodrigo Duterte was involved in the decision of the senate and Pacman said that Digong didn’t know that there’s a meeting happened.