Nancy Binay: Listening to Trillanes a waste of time


MANILA — Sen. Nancy Binay on Tuesday said she has opted not to listen to negative remarks coming from colleague Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV about the Senate noting that it was a “waste of time.”

Trillanes earlier described the Senate as “lapdogs” of the Duterte administration because they were afraid to disagree with Pres. Rodrigo Duterte.

Sen. Joseph Victor Ejercito is currently considering filing an ethics complaint against Trillanes. However, Ejercito said that he is willing to reconsider if Trillanes apologizes.

Binay, however, said that she was not at all affected.

“Hindi na nga ako nakikinig kapag nanggagaling sa kanya (I don’t listen to anything that comes from him),” Binay told reporters, referring to Trillanes.

“…Mas marami pang dapat pagtuunan ng panahon at dapat pakinggan (There are more important matters to give attention to),” she added.

Trillanes, tagged as Pres. Duterte’s fiercest critic, has previously described the lady senator’s father and former Vice President Jejomar Binay as “corrupt.”

Binay said Trillanes “doesn’t have an inch of credibility” in him and challenged Trillanes to explain allegations that he used Senate funds to pay for his staff’s salaries.

Trillanes, however, said that the issue has long been settled by the Commisison on Audit (COA). ANP/