Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali on Monday vowed that the impeachment complaint filed towards President Rodrigo Duterte would undergo the due legislative process.
In an interview with Radyo Inquirer on Monday, Umali stated the impeachment complaint would nonetheless undergo the standard legislative mill.
“Ay, mahabang proseso po yan (There’s still a long process to go),” Umali stated.
Umali stated the justice committee which he chairs would nonetheless decide if the impeachment complaint towards Duterte has type and substance and if there’s possible trigger to have the President impeached.
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“Una, pagbobotohan namin kung iyan ay sufficient in form, kung iyan ay sufficient in substance, at kung iyan ay may probable cause (First we will vote if this is sufficient in form and substance, and then if there is probable cause),” Umali stated.
Umali stated if the committee finds the impeachment complaint enough in type and substance, the official going through an impeachment complaint is required to file a written response to the charges, which might nonetheless he deliberated by the justice committee.
Umali stated the impeachment complaint will then be put to a vote in the House plenary. A vote of no less than one-third of all of the members of the House is required earlier than it may be transmitted to the Senate, which is able to attempt the official. The House will function the prosecuting panel, with the Senate because the impeachment court docket.
The 1987 Constitution prohibits impeachment proceedings towards the identical official greater than as soon as inside a interval of 1 yr.
Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano final Thursday filed the complaint towards the President for the latter’s alleged hand in the vigilante killings by the Davao Death Squad and the spate of extrajudicial killings on the peak of his administration’s warfare on medicine, in addition to his alleged P2.2 billion hidden wealth.
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, Duterte’s ally in Congress, then tagged Vice President Leni Robredo as being behind the impeachment transfer towards Duterte, noting that the submitting of Magdalo’s impeachment complaint coincided with the Vice President’s message to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs important of the federal government’s narcotics warfare.
Alvarez stated Robredo could also be impeached for betrayal of public belief for placing the nation in a nasty mild earlier than the worldwide group.
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“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 legit and true, and you then put the nation in a nasty mild earlier than the worldwide group, what can be the impact of that? Economically, there might be an influence.)
Alvarez additionally took a success 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.
Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez on Monday requested Alvarez to endorse their impeachment complaint towards Robredo for betrayal of public belief and culpable violation of the Constitution.
In her six-minute video to the 60th United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs annual assembly in Vienna, Robredo criticized the administration’s drug warfare and uncovered the police “palit ulo” scheme of allegedly taking in the kin of drug suspects if the latter had been missing.
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