The ethics criticism filed by the ladies’s and militant teams in opposition to Senate Majority Leader Vicente Sotto III over his “na-ano lang” remark has been virtually dismissed by the higher chamber’s ethics and privileges committee attributable to lack of jurisdiction.
This even because the committee, chaired by Sotto, has but to convene and take up the criticism .
Sotto himself introduced this improvement throughout Wednesday’s information discussion board on the Senate saying that the Senate’s authorized division “found it wanting for reason for the committee to take it up” as a result of the alleged offensive remarks had been uttered in a Commission on Appointments (CA) continuing.
“Therefore they forwarded it to the CA ethics committee,” he mentioned.
The criticism in opposition to Sotto stemmed his remarks throughout the CA affirmation listening to of Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) Sec. Judy Taguiwalo the place he made gentle of the latter’s civil standing, calling the previous activist “na-ano lang” for having two kids out of wedlock.
Following the submitting of the case in opposition to him final May 10, Sotto mentioned he has since inhibited from the proceedings and had Sen. Panfilo Lacson sit because the appearing chair.
After agreeing to deal with the case, Lacson proceeded to hunt the opinion of the Senate authorized division first to determine whether or not the ethics committee was the correct physique to listen to the criticism because the incident happened in one of many hearings of the CA.
“Unfortunately for them that is not for the Senate ethics committee (to take up) because that (incident) was in the CA (hearing). Unfortunately for them, hindi nila inisip muna, basta na lang siguro ganun, na they should have filed it in the CA,” Sotto mentioned.