Liberal Party (LP) senators within the minority bloc on Monday (Mar. 20) lashed out at Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III for saying impeachment proceedings towards Vice President Leni Robredo are prone to prosper within the House of Representatives.
In a press release Monday (March 20), Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, and Senators Risa Hontiveros, Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan and Paolo Benigno Aquino IV urged Pimentel to focus as a substitute on numbers pertaining to “thousands of unresolved murders, the rising prices of basic goods and the 13-million hectare undersea region rich in minerals and biodiversity of Benham Rise.”
“Thede are the numbers that we should all be focusing on, not the 100 votes of congressmen on the impeachment case threatened by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Solicitor General Jose Calida on Vice President Robredo,” they mentioned.
Pimentel mentioned in a radio interview Sunday (March 19) that impeachment proceedings towards Robredo have a much bigger probability of succeeding within the House due to the large help base loved by House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez.
Pimentel mentioned Alvarez can simply muster the estimated 100 lawmakers wanted to transmit an impeachment grievance towards Robredo to the Senate contemplating that 230 House members are a part of the tremendous majority bloc.
Alvarez has mentioned he’s mulling on submitting an impeachment grievance towards Robredo over her criticism of the federal government’s battle on medicine in a video message to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.
The LP senators, nevertheless, mentioned Robredo was effectively inside her proper to talk up on the battle on medicine.
“The video message showed the world that the Philippines enjoys democracy where dissent is respected,” they mentioned.