Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Monday (Mar. 20) discovered himself in a phrase battle of type with members of the Liberal Party (LP) within the minority bloc who lashed again at him for saying that the upcoming impeachment grievance towards Vice President Leni Robredo’s has a giant likelihood of progressing within the House of Representatives.
Pimentel retaliated by difficult the LP senators to denounce the these behind the impeachment grievance towards President Duterte if solely to disprove the suspicions on them having a hand in ousting the Chief Executive from workplace.
“Let us say wala ngang hand ang LP sa filing of impeachment the impeachment process, kasi ang tanong dito sino ba ng unang sumuntok? Yun ang tanong dito sino ba ng unang nanuntok? Let say walang hand ang LP dito, I hope they denounce the people behind the impeachment process. They are not denouncing so kaya tumutuloy yung duda,” he stated in an interview with reporters.
Pimentel stated House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez can’t be blamed if he reacted strongly on the submitting of impeachment grievance towards Duterte.
“Ginising nila ang sleeping giant na si Alvarez. Kaya pana-react tuloy si Speaker and he has the numbers. That the problem ang ginising ninyo ay sleeping giant,” he stated.
“If they are not really behind this impeachment they should denounce the impeachment against Duterte, denounce the people behind the impeachment (case),” Pimentel added.
Pimentel reiterated Monday his place, saying that he was talking theoretically, on condition that of the present 294 decrease home members, about 230 are a part of the so-called tremendous majority coalition and solely about one-third or 100 congressmen are wanted to again up Alvarez’ soon-to-be filed impeachment grievance towards Robredo.
From their political get together alone, the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban), Alvarez instructions a following of 109 congressmen, Pimentel famous.
“It is more than the threshold number of 100. But what I know is that the Speaker has 230 plus followers in the House of Representatives,” he added.
Alvarez’ deliberate submitting of impeachment case towards the Vice President stemmed from Robredo’s criticisms on the federal government’s battle on medication contained in a video message to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.