Senator Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV tried to poke holes on Duterte and Cayetano's promise of resolving the problem of crime within six months.
Antonio “Sonny” Trillanes IV cited the impossibility of Cayetano's plan of ridding the country's crime problem since Davao City and Taguig are far from what the tandem paints their roots to be.
"Malapit na akong maniwala sa sinasabi ni Senator Cayetano kung yung Davao City at ‘yung Taguig ay maayos. Wag tayong magbolahan dito dahil it’s unfair to the people."
(I would almost believe Senator Cayetano if Davao City and Taguig were actually safe places. But let's not fool ourselves here because that would be unfair to the people.)
Senator Trillanes said that Davao had been suffering from 20 years of crime, as indicated by their ranking as the city with the 4th highest crime rate in the country. How would they do for the country what they couldn't do in their own city?
Senator Alan Peter Cayetano had been insistent that it was not the penalty that would deter crime, but rather the certainty of being caught. To achieve that, leaders need a political will that only he and Davao Mayor Rodrigo Duterte have.
This isn't the first time the tandem's 6 month plan has been challenged.