The twitter world is buzzing with the news that Senators Juan Miguel Zubiri and Antonio Trillanes III nearly came to blows until Pacquiao intervened.
According to Radyo Inquirer, the resumption of the Senate session this afternoon, January 17, 2017 opened when Senator Zubiri stood up to make a manifestation.
Zubiri said he is hurt by Trillanes’ accusation that he and Sen. Gordon are trying to whitewash the senate probe of the bribery scandal involving former Immigration officials.
Zubiri said that he merely wants to make a clarification on the rules in conduct of the probe when Trillanes has passed a resolution for the reorganization of the agency (BI).
Trillanes responded and told Zubiri that he stood by his words amd mentioned Zubiri’s involvement in the 2007 electoral cheating.
Zubiri said that he won’t back down from a fight, but being accused of whitewashing is unacceptable.
Zubiri got back at Trillanes by reminding him about his failed coup attempts and rebellion cases during the Arroyo administration.
According to Radyo Inquirer, the spat between the two senators started when Zubiri insisted that the Senate Blue Ribbon Committee headed by Sen. Gordon will lead the investigation on the attempted bribery of Jack Lam on the BI officials.
It can be recalled that Senator Trillanes made the announcement that the Senate Committee on Civil Service, Government Reorganization and Professional Conduct, which he chaired, will conduct an investigation on the Jack Lam bribery case.
At the height of the heated debate, Trillanes told Zubiri to prepare for war, thus angering Zubiri even more.
At this juncture, Zubiri approach Trillanes to confront him, but the quick reflexes of Senators Pacquiao and Sotto averted a possible boxing match.
The quarreling senators went straight to the senate lounge too cool off the steam, followed by the rest of the senators.
Video from Twitter:
WATCH: Face-off of Sens Trillanes, Zubiri over name-calling on BI probe. Senators try to pacify the two. | pic.twitter.com/48q9SMWUHw
— Rappler (@rapplerdotcom) January 17, 2017
Video from TV5:
BTS | Senador Miguel Zubiri at Antonio Trillanes nakunang nagkainitan sa plenaryo kaugnay ng kontrobersya sa Bureau of Immigration
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Posted by News5 on Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Credits to Radyo Inquirer