Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez was too eager to sponsor Leni Robredo’s impeachment complaint earlier – but it died down after the president and other lawmakers said that it’s a waste of time. However, the impeachment complaint is already at Speaker Alvarez’s office. He vowed to study it.
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Lawyer Bruce Rivera of the “Impeach Leni movement” clarifies that it was Alvarez he refers to as their endorser. He earlier hinted saying that a male lawmaker is “studying” the case that triggers confusion. They added that the group has the solon’s “commitment.” But it’s not clear if he commits to study or endorse the impeachment complaint. Alvarez has yet to decide on their request.
Their complaint states that Robredo commits betrayal of public trust when she criticizes the killings in the administration’s drug war with the wrong data. Alvarez also thinks that Robredo’s video to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs is “very irresponsible and stupid of her.” This certainly could hamper the country’s economy and tourism – which should not be done by any government officials.
The complaint also states Robredo’s misdeclarations in her Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth. She allegedly misused Pag-IBIG funds when she was chairman of the Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council. These were denied by her camp. Although Alvarez maintains his willingness to support the impeachment as of this time of writing, Bongbong Marcos’ supporters are not excited with this move. It can only bring confusion to the VP succession protocol.
They want the electoral protest to speed up so that the recount can be processed. This way, the real winner for the Vice Presidency can, at last, be proclaimed. Since this is a free country, the speaker can very well make a choice to give lawmakers more tasks to do or trust the Supreme Court for the fair and just process of Marcos’ election protest against Robredo. Either way, she’s out – and if that’s all that matters for Alvarez, then he might as well respect the wishes of his colleagues and the president.
The April 2 “Palit Bise” or Change VP rally organized to out Leni Robredo already have between 4,000 to 6,000 people an hour before the official time at 4:00 PM. It quickly multiplied in number until midnight or so. The images can tell the total estimate of the crowd since there’s still no official head count at this time. Many mainstream media are also indifferent in such news – which is evident that Liberal Party still controls the country through media.
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Supporters of the President gathered on April 2 to call for the impeachment of Vice President Leni Robredo. Pro-Du30 lawyer Bruce Rivera said, that Palit Bise is an indignation rally of the people and not administration-backed activity. It lasted until 4 PM with full entertainment and attended by personalities from show business.
Rivera announced the activity in a press conference. This is in connivance with his group “Impeach VP Leni Team.” The impeachment plan against Robredo is allegedly for “peddling lies” about the Philippines to the international community.
According to Rivera, the April 2 rally is not for politicians but for the people. It’s an event for the Filipinos people for unity against the Vice President and other Presidential appointees who are giving a bad name to the president, said organizer, Jimmy Bondoc.
Recount is a Must to Oust Leni Robredo
The organizers of the rally believe that there’s no need to impeach Robredo because she’s not the real Vice President – but the electoral protest is so slow. Impeachment is the fastest way of getting rid of her. The crowd is big enough but it can be bigger if the Binay, Honasan, Marcos and Du30 groups unite to ask SC to fast track the recount. This can happen if organizers clearly define that they want Bongbong Marcos to finally take over the VP seat that the majority of Filipinos voted for.