Saturday| July 8, 2017
Former Senator Jinggoy Estrada is currently detained at the Custodial Center of the Philippine National Police in Camp Crame due to charges of plunder and graft stemming from his involvement in the pork barrel scam. However, that didn’t stop him from expressing his opinions about Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.
According to Philippine Entertainment Portal, Jinggoy Estrada fired back at Trillanes for saying the senators who support President Rodrigo Duterte are “cowards.”
He released his sentiment through Facebook and rebutted at the senator with the words:
“Nabasa ko na naman ang iyong pahayag na tinatawag mo ang mga pro-Duterte senators na mga duwag.”
“Alam mo Ginoong Trillanes, kung binabasa mo lang ang ating rules ng senado, hindi ka dapat magsalita laban sa kapwa mo senador. That is totally uncalled for, lalong lalo na tinawag mo silang duwag.”
On July 4, 2017, Philippine Star reported that Sen. Trillanes issued scathing remarks about his fellow senators during the Samahang Plaridel forum held at the Manila Hotel.
“(Senators) don’t want to investigate anymore. Here, you see (the) senators (are) afraid. They say they’re allies (of the President) only because they could not admit they’re afraid.”
He said that the majority of them were not willing to investigate the supposed abuses of the current regime because “their tails are between their legs.”
via Asian Journal
Jinggoy Estrada then verbally attacked Sen. Trillanes and claimed that it was the latter who acted like a coward.
“Duwag kamo? Kung naalala mo nuong nakipag-debate ka kay Senate President Enrile, di ba nag walk-out ka sa kalagitnaan ng debate dahil wala kang maisagot sa mga tanong ni SP Enrile?”
“Sino ngayon ang duwag? Maliwanag pa sa sikat ng araw na ikaw ang pinaka-duwag sa lahat ng mga senador na nakasama ko. In case you don’t know the meaning of cowardice, Sen. Trillanes, let us define clearly the definition of cowardice.”
“Remember the coup de etat that you staged in the Manila Peninsula? If you were really firm and had the courage to fulfill your mission, then you shouldn’t have surrendered.”
“Nakarinig ka lang ng mga putok ng baril galing sa mga pulis, unang-una ka nag-surrender! Ano tawag mo dun? Di ba, act of COWARDICE yun?”
via Sun Star
Jinggoy is a known supporter of President Duterte, along with his father, former President Joseph “Erap” Estrada. On the other hand, Sen. Trillanes is a vocal critic of the Duterte regime.