MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles, Manila Bureau) – The new Senate minority bloc, known as Voltes V, has called for a hearing on the recent collision between a U.S. Destroyer and a Philippines-registered cargo ship off the coast of Japan.
The destroyer suffered heavy damage, injuries and possible casualties.
“We owe it to our good friend Donald Trump to show him that we, the duly-elected senators of the Philippines, are very concerned about the freak accident,” a statement from the block said.
Voltes V is composed of Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon and Senators Antonio Trillanes IV, Kiko Pangilinan, Risa Hontiveros, and Bam Aquino.
“We haven’t had a Senate hearing for the last few days now, so this is the perfect opportunity to who our constituents and supporters that we are working very hard to live up to their expectations,” Hontiveros told The Adobo Chronicles.
Trillanes added that they want to know whether or not the captain of the cargo vessel had a valid driver’s license from the Land Transportation Office (LTO) as well as a current vehicle insurance. “More importantly” he said, “we want to know if President Duterte had anything to do with the collision.”