Senator Panfilo Lacson on Tuesday revealed the reason behind Liberal Party senators' ouster from the senate majority bloc.
“Awkward ang situation. Hindi kami maka-caucus as a majority in the Senate nang nakapagusap nang libre because may kasamahan kami may mga reservations tungkol sa legislative agenda, na may mga kasama members of the so-called super majority who almost always vote with the minority, especially with Sen. Trillanes. I’m referring to committee referrals,” Lacson said in an interview.
Lacson cited, for instance, how the LP senators, and Hontiveros voted to refer the investigation on the P50 million bribery scandal at the Bureau of Immigration to Trillanes’ committee on civil, service and government reorganization, instead of going along with the majority, who wanted to have it referred to the Senate blue ribbon committee.
“And there were so many instances na napansin ng grupo namin, na pagdating sa botohan, laging naroon sila. Na-notice din namin pag may issue na tina-tackle sa floor, Sen. Trillanes would always go to them and consult, instead of consulting the members of the minority, why would he consult certain members of the majority?”
“So hindi ito one-shot deal o na-decide overnight,” Lacson added.
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