Lawmakers: Do not use impeachment as a tool for political reasons

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Thursday, December 8, Lawmakers said that a study is needed first to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte for saying he would not allow the policemen to go to jail after killing Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
Photo credits: Rappler

According to Rappler, Dinagat Islands Representative Kaka Bag-ao said the statement of Duterte is not enough for an impeachment case.

"Tingin ko, hindi. Tingin ko mahalagang pag-aralang mabuti siya. Ayaw natin na gawing political na instrument lamang 'yung impeachment," Bag-ao said.


"Sa dami ng karanasan ko sa impeachment, tingin ko ay mahalaga na, una, naintindihan ng taumbayan, at pangalawa, ay may basehan talaga kung tingin natin ay ang isang opensa ng ating mga opisyal na nasa Constitution na kailangang i-impeach ay impeachable," she added.

"Otherwise, sa tingin ko, hindi dapat siya ginagamit na instrumento or tool for political reasons only," she further said.

Bag-ao said that a strong evidence is needed to file the case of impeachment.

"Kailangan natin ng matibay na ebidensya, kailangan natin ng facts. So hindi madaling tumalon sa ganoong conclusion. Dapat medyo matibay 'yung ating alegasyon at ang ating ebidensya at argumento for it or against it."

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Ramon Rocamora, Siquijor Representative also agreed to the opinion of Bag-ao. He said the "case" needs to be studied first since it would be a serious undertaking and is not an easy thing to do.



Source: Rappler

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