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Magdalo party-list files impeachment complaint vs Duterte

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By Ben Rosario and MB Online

Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte, saying that the chief executive should be ousted for culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust, graft and corruption and other high crimes.

Impeachment complaint vs. President Rodrigo Duterte | Manila Bulletin

Impeachment complaint vs. President Rodrigo Duterte | Manila Bulletin

The party-list filed the impeachment complaint based on the following grounds:

  • Culpable violation of the Constitution for allegedly espousing ejk victimizing at least 8,000 drug suspects
  • Betrayal of public trust and bribery in connection with Davao death squad murders of drug suspects, political rivals and personal enemies as claimed by Edgar Matobato and Arthur Lascañas
  • Graft and corruption based on the Commission on Audit report on alleged irregularities in the hiring of 11,000 contractual employees during his term as Davao City mayor in 2015, which cost P708 million; and his unexplained wealth in connection with the joint bank account of Duterte and daughter, Sara, according to Sen. Antonio Trillanes’ allegations.
  • Other High Crimes of bribery, multiple murder and crimes against humanity

Magdalo rep. Gary Alejano insisted that the move does not intend to destabilize the President.

“The filing of this complaint will prove that there is no destabilization plot,” Alejano said. “Impeachment is a constitutional process of ousting a sitting president.”

The opposition lawmaker said the complaint warrants Duterte’s “impeachment, trial and removal from office and his perpetual disqualification” in any public office.

“Having committed all of these acts, Respondent Rodrigo Roa Duterte has not only committed graft and corruption and other high crimes, which constitute specific grounds for this impeachment form office, he has also undermined the integrity of the office of the President, has brought disrepute on the presidency, and has acted in a manner subversive of the rule of law and justice, to the manifest injury of the people of the Republic of the Philippines,” Alejano stressed.

The Palace, in contrast, believed the move was a part of a “larger scheme.”

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said “the action does seem like a part of a larger scheme of things to discredit the current administration.”

“So coordinated. Certainly seems like an outline.”

Read More: Palace: Impeachment complaint vs Duterte ‘part of destabilization attempt’

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  • Al Arbues

    The filipinos are not surprise by this move of Alejano. His political ambitions started with the MAGDALO together with Trillanes, they destabilized the Arroyo presidency. Now, they are trying to go up even further, by employing destabilizing moves against duterte. Will they succeed or fail? That remains to be seen! For me, I think they won’t.

    • Ros Feliciano

      Trillanes is a troll of the highest order.

  • sikatuna

    they will not succeed if he does not sell our sovereignty and territories to China. Because if he does it will add fuel to the fire.

  • silangstupid

    Sira ang ulo ni Lejano.

  • Ros Feliciano

    This Impeachment Complaint has started all the way by one news paper that continually inform us people about anything that is always bad; all contrary to what this administration is doing for and in the best interest of the nation. They will not succeed for sure.

  • Ros Feliciano

    Just observe, in one daily the comments of the readers are against the administration because it strongly opposes any good thing this administration is doing for the welfare of the nation.

  • Jackbauer

    Another bullsh!t by the scums, one of the YELLOW PUPPETS who continues to destabilize the current administration. What a large waste of taxpayers’ money.

  • cavitenorth19

    Mga Tuta ni Trililing nagsipagtahulan na rin. sige lang gawin nyo gusto nyo at baka nman pagpinigilan kayo sabihin nyo wala kayong freedom. Utot nyo lumabas din iyong totoo na kayo ang nagpapagulo sa bansa.

  • miguel arcangel

    this impeachment will not materialize…90% in congress are afraid…afraid to be bring to surface what they are hiding from the public…

  • Vikkoi

    Here we are, these out of tune Videoke songers, Leni. Leila, Trillanes, Alejano and their horde of Cabals singing their own My Ways under the Baton of these HRW, Amnesty International, European Union…

  • flip1sba

    If you want Robredo to become our next President then GO AHEAD!!!