Senator Antonio Trillanes and Congressman Gary Alejano have a debt of gratitude to former Aquino administration after the Oakwood mutineers were granted an amnesty by former president Benigno Aquino III.
Trillanes and Alejano supported Aquino administration. Though Alejano lost a local seat as mayor of Sipalay in Negros Occidental, he won a party list seat in 2013.
The Duterte administration is now cleaning all the mess in the government including those officials in the past. It happened that former Aquino administration is allegedly linked to several graft and corruption with this recent issues of PDAF.
In a blog post of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he gave his personal opinion about it and said, "I think both Trillanes and Alejano are just soldiers of Aquino administration, but not the Philippines. I think they wanted to impeach President Duterte because they do not want to expose their anomalies. Duterte had promised Filipinos to solve graft and corruption during his term, and I guess Trillanes and Alejano among these people."
It is not surprising that Trillanes and Alejano would continue to pick battles against the president and other Duterte supporters. Perhaps, they are so desperate that if Death Penalty will be reimposed, they might be included in a list of people who were qualified to be hanged.
Surprisingly, Alejano released a statement saying
"Kami po any naniniwala na si Pangulong Duterte ay hindi nararapat na manungkulan bilang pinakamataas na opisyal ng ating bansa (We believe that President Duterte is not fit to serve as the highest official of the country)."
Of course, many Filipinos already knew that Magdalo group aligned with former Aquino administration. As I said, they have a deep debt of gratitude to former regime for giving them amnesty and for giving them privileges in the government. Now that president is fighting against graft and corruption, they want to impeach him.