Senator Richard Gordon on Friday divulged Senator Antonio Trillanes and Leila de Lima's involvement behind the complaint filed by confessed hitman Edgar Matobato against President Rodrigo Duterte.
"Nasa likod niyan si Trillanes tsaka si De Lima eh." said Gordon in an interview with Balitanghali.
Gordon reiterated that it was the two senators who presented Matobato as a witness during the Senate hearing on extrajudicial killings.
Senator De Lima was the chairman of the Senate justice and human rights committee when Matobato was presented as a witness. She said then that she asked the help of Trillanes to ensure Matobato's safety.
"'Yan ang mahirap eh. Kapag tapos na 'yung imbestigasyon, tapos na. Kung gusto nila mag-appear, mag-appear sila sa Senado. Eh committee 'yan, magagaling naman members ng committee. Bakit sila aayaw?" Gordon said.
Gordon, earlier this week released committee report on EJKs , affirming that there was no solid proof that the recent killings were state-sponsored.
Gordon said De Lima had a "kapit na patalim" style after being repeatedly accused of her involvement in the illegal drug trade, citing that De Lima initially denied her relationship with driver-bodyguard Ronnie Dayan but ended up confirming it.
"Bakit natin paniniwalaan 'yan? Kaya kumakapit na sa patalim itong si Senator De Lima, sa tingin ko. I don't want to be personal pero marami siyang ipapaliwanang eh," Gordon said.
"Mababaw ang credibility niya," he added, noting that De Lima already knew of Matobato's allegations when she was still chairman of the Commission of Human Rights and Justice secretary, but failed to act on it anyway.
Gordon said he doubts the complaints will prosper.
"It will go against him. Sa palagay ko, kung 'yun ang mga sinabi niyan, hindi magpo-prosper 'yan," he said, referring to the earlier testimonies of Matobato before the Senate committee.
Source: GMA News