The majority bloc members of the erstwhile ruling Liberal Party is not going to support the impeachment proceedings in opposition to President Rodrigo Duterte.
In an announcement on Friday, Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo mentioned the LP met on Thursday to debate social gathering issues, in addition to the strikes in Congress to question Duterte and even the LP titular head, Vice President Leni Robredo.
Quimbo mentioned 15 LP representatives from the bulk bloc within the House of Representatives met with Robredo and vowed to not support any impeachment continuing, which might solely serve to divide the decrease home.
“Like with most of our past meetings, a number of administrative-party matters were discussed including payment of party dues and proposed schedules for the second half of the year,” Quimbo mentioned.
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“We eventually discussed the issue of impeachment. We came to a common consensus on the following matters: we strongly believe that the taking up by the HOR of any impeachment complaint today will only be divisive as well as polarizing,” he added.
Quimbo mentioned impeachment that may begin from the Lower House would solely distract Congress from its legislative duties.
“It will only serve to distract us from the many important matters that Congress should be giving priority to. For these very imperative reasons, the LP House majority caucus members present categorically took a position that we will not support any of the impeachment complaints filed against the leaders of the land,” Quimbo mentioned.
Quimbo additionally mentioned the LP majority bloc met as a present of power to precise support for Robredo, the LP’s highest elected official.
“We likewise reiterated our strongest commitment of support to the Vice President, our party leader,” Quimbo mentioned.
Duterte faces an impeachment criticism earlier than the House of Representatives for his alleged inaction in China’s incursions, for betrayal of public belief and culpable violations of the Constitution for his alleged P2.2 billion hidden wealth, his administration’s conflict on medication, the Davao Death Squad when he was mayor, in addition to the President’s alleged inaction over the nation’s maritime rights over the West Philippine Sea and Benham Rise.
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Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano, who filed the impeachment complaints, chided Duterte for coddling as much as China regardless of his marketing campaign promise of going to the disputed waters by jetski and planting a Philippine flag there.
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Robredo roused the ire of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez when she went to a United Nations physique to criticize the administration’s conflict on medication.
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