… to the inaugural session of the senate of which he is a member, elected into office by more than 11 mllion voters in 2007. i mean, you know, if he was not going to be allowedpala to BE a senator and take part in the legislative process, why was he allowed to run in the first place? and kung hindi pala siya pauupuin, when he won, why was he proclaimed at all? i don’t get it.
and i don’t buy the argument that he’s a security risk. if in the past he was able to walk out of a court hearing unimpeded, that must have been because his guards allowed him to, perhaps they were sympathizers, perhaps they thought his anti-corruption-in-the-military anti-gma cause a valid one. and even if it will cost to secure him more tightly should he be allowed to attend senate sessions, i say, hey, sa ibang bagay kaya magtipid. o kaya kunin sa pork barrel ni trillanes mismo ang panggastos, whatever. but let him go.
as for the supreme court ruling that has already denied trillanes permission to attend senate sessions, well, the supremes have been known to reverse their own decisions, even, to break their own rules, even, to defy the constitution. and anyway this particular appeal is just for the inaugural session na nga lang, ano ba. if it means kiko pangilinan gets to bag the senate presidency, why not. if he can swing it, he deserves it, maiba naman.
besides why is it taking so long to resolve his case? seven years na siya in jail, susmaryosep. are the powers behind-the-supremes, i mean, behind-the-scenes, waiting till his term as senator is up so he never gets to sit? in my book that’s a crime against the more than 11 million citizens who voted for him.