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Signs: Velasco Handles Leonen’s Impeachment as Marcos Revives Electoral Protest


By: Elena Grace Flores
by PTV

House Speaker Velasco ensures a fair hearing on the impeachment complaint of Associate Justice Marvic Leonen

Leonen’s Impeachment

House Speaker Lord Allan Velasco assures fair trial over Associate Justice Marvic Leonen’s impeachment complaint. This is in relation to his failure to submit his Statements of Assets and Liabilities for 15 years at the University of the Philippines. Leonen is the ponente of Bongbong Marcos’ electoral protest against Leni Robredo. Marcos said that he can never get justice if Leonen is the one in charge of his case because he’s always indifferent to the Marcos family from the beginning.
The senate is set to hear it around May 17. Its filing was last December 2020.

Analysis for the Signs

Why would Marcos push for a motion for consideration when the filing of candidacy for the 2022 elections is already October this year? According to his counsel, Atty. George Garcia, the electoral protest will only become mute and academic when the protestant wins and assumes office. This gives analytical Filipinos to believe that the President’s promise is still in the pipeline. He swears to make Marcos president should he win against Robredo. To make this happen, Leonen’s impeachment must be successful first.

Unconventional Presidency

It may be unlogical to believe in prophecies. But the manifestations of the signs of times do exist. The war in Gaza and the downfall of the yellow stalwarts to name a few. Besides, the last will and testament of the late President Ferdinand Marcos gave his son an edge during the pandemic. Many Filipinos hopes for a savior leader. The one that could take their sufferings away. So, it may happen that Filipinos would wake up with a new President. His name has repeated syllables like the sound of a bell.

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