CA majority leader threatens Alejano: Show proof or 'Eat your resolution'

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Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano alleged that the Commission on Appointments (CA) members have been bribed into rejecting Gina Lopez as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary and will file an ethics complaint.
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Alejano made his move after President Rodrigo Duterte said that “lobby money talks” which Alejano labelled as a “serious allegation” that merits a complaint to be filed.

However, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III, CA mahority leader, challenged Alejano’s accusations by telling him that if the Magdalo representative cannot produce any evidence, he will have to “eat” his resolution.

“Sige, kung may ebidensya siya, okay. Pero kung wala siyang ebidensya, kainin niya ‘yung resolution niya,” Albano said.

Alejano asserted that the House of Representatives should heed his resolution seeking investigation on the alleged bribery if they want to profess that they are not guilty of bribery.

“It [Duterte’s remark] is an assault to the integrity of the Commission on Appointment and its members. Since all of the House contingent, I understand, voted against Gina Lopez, it is also an assault to the integrity and reputation of the House of Representatives as an institution,” he said.


“But if proven true, concerned members of CA must be held accountable. A case before the Ethics Committee, therefore, is in order,” he added.

However, Albano insists that evidence is needed to solidify Alejano’s complaint, and if the latter cannot produce any proof then it would fire back at Alejano and he will be filed with an ethics complaint.

“Kung magfa-file siya ng ethics [complaint] laban sa amin, maglabas siya ng ebidensya, kung sino ‘yung nasuhulan. ‘Pag ‘di niya ma-prove ‘yan, ibabalik ko ‘yong ethics [complaint] sa kaniya,” Albano said.

“Hahayaan ko muna siya. Sige, maghain muna siya. After that, hindi niya mapatunayan ‘yon, siya naman ang fa-file-an namin ng ethics [complaint]. He is imputing motives doon sa actions namin,” he added.

Albano also perceived Alejano’s action as a strategy to pit the CA against Duterte.

“Pinag-aaway niya kami nina Presidente dahil alam niya na karamihan sa amin, galing sa supermajority ng House. So ang nangyayari, he is pitting one against the other,” he said. “Kaya sa statement ko, [sabi ko], ‘some people are more clever than the devil’,” He said

MalacaƱang clarified Duterte’s statement against the CA by explaining that the President only “highlight the existence of certain vested interests in the appointment of officials” and that Duterte knew well the autonomy of the CA.


Source: GMA News Online

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