Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday was dared by Senator Alan Peter Cayetano to resign from the Senate together.
The challenge followed Trillanes’ allegation that Cayetano was leading an alleged ouster plot against Senate President “Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III.
Cayetano said Trillanes’ allegation was just a “figment of imagination” as he had no plans to snatch the Senate leadership from Pimentel.
“Kung tingin ni Senator Trillanes ako ang problema, di sabay kaming mag resign kahit bukas. Kasi ako baligtad ang tingin ko, tingin ko sya ang problema sa Senado e,” Cayetano said during a press conference.
[If Senator Trillanes thinks I’m the problem, then I dare him to resign with me from the Senate, as early as tomorrow even. Because the way I see it, he’s the problem in the Senate.]
Sought for comment, Trillanes said in a text message: “Sya na muna kasi sya yung nangako na magre-resign kung hindi maso -solve yung crime, corruption at illegal drugs within three to six months.”
[He should go first because he’s the one who promised to resign if the crime, corruption and illegal drugs problems are not solved within three to six months.]