Kabayan Rep. Harry Roque on Monday stated there isn’t a substantial evidence yet for any impeachment proceedings to fly towards President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo.
In an announcement on Monday, Roque urged his colleagues to replicate over the Lenten break and never make Congress undergo the circus of the impeachment trial.
He additionally made a plea to Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano to withdraw his impeachment criticism towards Duterte.
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Roque stated there isn’t a evidence to impeach Duterte over the extrajudicial killings of his drug conflict as a result of there’s nonetheless a necessity for a case buildup.
While the numbers are there for Robredo to be impeached by the decrease House, Roque stated that the Vice President’s criticisms of the administration’s drug conflict in a video to the United Nations will not be sufficient to represent the impeachable offense of betrayal of public belief.
“The administration has the numbers to impeach Vice President Robredo. But having said this, I would also like to point out that the words of the Vice President are insufficient by themselves to prove betrayal of public trust,” Roque stated.
Roque stated the complainants should have strong evidence to show Robredo wished Duterte ousted by backing Magdalo’s impeachment criticism towards the Chief Executive.
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It was Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, President Duterte’s shut ally, who first considered an impeachment criticism towards Robredo simply days after the submitting of the primary ouster attempt towards the chief government.
Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez on Monday requested Alvarez to endorse their impeachment criticism towards Robredo for betrayal of public belief and culpable violation of the Constitution.
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“I would like to appeal to the Speaker that while the majority has the numbers to impeach the Vice President Robredo in the House, the House of Representatives should also ensure conviction in the Senate to safeguard integrity and reputation of the House, and this, too, entails case building,” Roque stated.
Roque additionally stated an impeachment trial would derail the passage of different pertinent payments in Congress.
Alejano final Thursday filed the criticism towards the President for the latter’s alleged hand within the vigilante killings by the Davao Death Squad and the spate of extrajudicial killings on the top of his administration’s conflict on medicine, in addition to his alleged P2.2 billion hidden wealth.
Alvarez then tagged Robredo as being behind the impeachment transfer towards Duterte, noting that the submitting of Magdalo’s impeachment criticism coincided with the Vice President’s message to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs essential of the federal government’s narcotics conflict.
Alvarez stated Robredo could also be impeached for betrayal of public belief for placing the nation in a foul mild earlier than the worldwide group.
“Ang pananaw ko dito, may betrayal of public trust… Kung ikaw, ipagpapalagay nating totoo ang pagkakahalal, sisiraan mo ang bayan sa international community nang walang pakundangan, ano ang magiging epekto nun? Economically, may impact po yun,” Alvarez stated.
(My view right here is there’s betrayal of public belief.. If we assume that her election in workplace was reputable and true, and then you definately put the nation in a foul mild earlier than the worldwide group, what can be the impact of that? Economically, there will probably be an affect.)
Alvarez additionally took successful on the legitimacy of Vice President Robredo, who faces an election protest filed by former senator Bongbong Marcos after the latter misplaced by a margin of 200,000 votes. Bongbong is the son of the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos.
In her six-minute video to the 60th United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual assembly in Vienna, Robredo criticized the administration’s drug conflict and uncovered the police “palit ulo” scheme of allegedly rounding up the kin of drug suspects if the latter had been missing.
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