While grilling De la Rosa on the spate of vigilante killings under his watch, Trillanes reminded his fellow alumnus that the prestigious military academy did not teach them to engage in anything illegal.
“Let’s just do the right thing. Alam natin kung ano ang tama. Hindi tayo tinrain sa academy to do what’s wrong and illegal (We know what is right. We weren’t trained in the academy to do what’s wrong and illegal),” Trillanes said.
De la Rosa is a member of PMA’s “Sinagtala” Class of 1986 while Trillanes came from “Marilag” Class of 1995.
The senator, who has been critical of President Duterte even before he was elected to office, also warned the police that Duterte will not always be there to protect them as his term would only last for six years.
“General, umiikot ‘yung mundo eh. Ngayon si Duterte naka-pwesto; eh malay natin ‘yung susunod na pwesto ang priority ay human rights at magconduct ng investigation, by then retired na kayo at nakatiwang-wang mga pulis,” Trillanes said
When honest to goodness investigations are opened, they need to be properly anwered. Otherwise, they will still be liable long after their commanders have already retired — the guarantee they had, “I’ll answer for you,” nothing will happen while they are in position. But they won’t have their position forever.