[In the aftermath of the suicide death of Ret. Gen. Angelo Reyes] Trilanes [sic] said that he and the Senate won’t “back down.” “No, that will not happen.. We'll keep on digging into this thing until we catch those who stole from the nation’s coffers,” he said.
Trillanes wants to "catch" people. But catching people is the job of the police, and prosecuting them is the job of the Department of Justice. Legislators on the other hand make Laws. And as such, it is quite apparent that Trillanes fails to grasp the point of such exercises, articulated spot-on by a PinoyExchange.com Netizen in his post dated the 10th Feb 2011...
Parang OGAG. Doesn't even know that they are investigating in aid of legislation, not to catch thieves. That's the work of the PNP and the NBI.
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Trillanes's vicious and disrespectful treatment of Reyes in a cross examination as part of a Senate inquiry into corruption in the Philippine military is widely seen to be a factor that led to the suicide death of Reyes on the 8th of February.
As has been observed many times before, members of Congress are there not by any qualification other than the popular vote. As such, they merely reflect the character and quality of their constituencies.