By: Elena Grace Flores
YouTube Video by ANC 24/7
Critics believe Marcoses behind Impeachment Rap
Supreme Court AJ Leonen’s Case
Atty. Larry Gadon denies Bongbong Marcos’ involvement in the impeachment case of Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen. Critics believe otherwise. One reason is that the complainant, Edwin Cordevilla is a native of Batac, Ilocos Norte. The endorser, Rep. Angelo Barba is also a cousin of Marcos. Earlier, BBM asks Leonen to inhibit his election protest against VP Leni Robredo. The latter refuses to do so.
A Very Lazy Justice
Gadon said that Leonen is incompetent, bias, and lazy. He’s actually the laziest justice, he added. He has the most unresolved cases. Leonen has over 80 backlogs and he did not file his SALN ever since he started working at the UP. In an impeachment case, original documents are not needed as evidence because the House can summon for it. Newspaper reports are actually given high value, Gadon explained.
The Lawmaker’s Explanation
Rep. Barba said that Mang Ed, approched him and asked him to endorse his complaint against Leonen. Since he is a constituent of his district, he has to comply because he believes in it. Marcos also added that he even keeps on stopping Gadon. Advising him to delay the filing. The Presidential spokesperson, Harry Roque is also distancing the palace from the impeachment case.