WHO'S TO BLAME FOR PNoy'S WOES?

AUGUST 5 --President Aquino has no one else to blame but himself for his current woes on the constitutionally challenged Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora said yesterday. In his counter-State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the plenary yesterday, Zamora said that the citizenry can’t be faulted for taking the President to task for the DAP, “The President and the others may have committed these unconstitutional and I hope, not criminal acts. They have only themselves to blame if citizens and party-list representatives now want to exercise their constitutional right to file an impeachment complaint for these violations of the Constitution,” said Zamora, who represents San Juan in the House of Representatives. Last month, members of Zamora’s bloc – specifically the militant Makabayan congressmen – endorsed three impeachment complaints against Aquino for “culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution and betrayal of public trust through the creation and execution of DAP.”

“Good faith may not apply to these actions. Ignorance of the law cannot be claimed. They have an executive secretary, a chief legal counsel, a solicitor general, a justice secretary and a whole bunch of lawyers to back them up on legal issues,” the San Juan solon said. Under the DAP, which Zamora erroneously referred to as “Development Acceleration Program” in his counter-SONA, some P150 billion worth of public funds already appropriated by Congress in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) were “impounded and reallocated… all without the approval of Congress.” “I don’t have to remind everyone, both President Aquino and [Budget] Sec. [Florencio] Abad were also former members of Congress and they held very responsible positions.”  * READ MORE...

ALSO: Supreme Court gets high public approval rating 

AUGUST 4 --Compared to the Senate and House of Representatives, the Supreme Court (SC) recorded the highest approval and trust ratings in the Pulse Asia survey results released on Monday. Based on the nationwide survey conducted last June 24 to July 2 among 1,200 respondents, Pulse Asia found that 49 percent of Filipinos expressed their approval for the SC’s performance in the past three months, while 13 percent felt otherwise. Meanwhile, about 38 percent of Filipinos were undecided on the issue. With regard to the Senate and House of Representatives’ approval ratings, 33 percent and 34 percent approve of their work respectively in the past three months. However, 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively expressed their disapproval, while 44 percent each expressed their indecision on the matter.

During the same survey period, 42 percent of Filipinos expressed trust in the High Court, while 10 percent said otherwise. However almost five in 10 Filipinos were undecided if they trust the SC or not. About 31 percent of Filipinos have trust in the Senate, while 20 percent expressed distrust. Meanwhile, only 29 percent of Filipinos expressed their trust in the House of Representatives and 19 percent claimed otherwise. Five in 10 Filipinos also expressed indecision on whether they trust or not the Senate (49 percent) and House of Representatives (52 percent). Pulse Asia said “the Senate and the House of Representatives registered lower approval and trust scores,” while “public assessment of the Supreme Court’s work and trustworthiness is essentially constant between two survey periods.” “Disapproval for and distrust in the same entities (Senate and House of Representatives) are more pronounced toward the two legislative bodies than the Supreme Court,” it added. * READ MORE...

ALSO: PNoy listens to his bosses, Palace says amid calls for term extension 

AUGUST 6 --"The President is sensitive to the voice of his boss."  This was the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on Wednesday after earlier assuring that the Chief Executive has committed himself to serve only one term. At a televised press briefing, Lacierda reiterated that many people have come to them and expressed sentiments of their preference for Aquino's term extension. "Marami po ang nagsasabi gustong magpatuloy si Pangulong Aquino na isa pang termino," Lacierda said. "Nagsabi na si Pangulo ng kanyang preference, pero siyempre, titingnan kung iyon ba ang tinig ng masa, tinig ng kanyang mga boss." "May mga sariling opinyon, may nagsasabing ipagpatuloy," he added. "Well, the President is sensitive to the voice of his boss, so let's just wait for that." Lacierda said these "anecdotal" sentiments have reached the President himself, though there have been no serious discussions on the matter considering Aquino's stand on charter change. * READ MORE...

ALSO: PNoy faces fourth impeachment complaint  

AUGUST 8 --President Aquino welcomes the United States Congressional Delegation (CODEL) during a courtesy call at Malacañan Palace on Friday. Aquino tackled economic and security issues with the US delegation, including the recently signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Photo by Ryan Lim, Malacañang Photo MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III is facing a fourth impeachment complaint, the latest development as the Justice committee prepares to start the proceedings this week. In a statement, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said: "We have strong evidence to show that Pres. Aquino is responsible for perpetuating Congressional pork despite the Supreme Court prohibition.”

Two of the impeachment complaints filed previously tackled the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), several acts under which were declared unconstitutional by the high court. As a lawmaker, Tinio endorsed the third complaint, which dealt on the supposedly “blatant sellout of Philippine sovereignty to the United States through the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)." "This time I am a direct complainant," Tinio said. He said the complaint will be anchored on the use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), which the SC also pronounced unconstitutional. The complaint alleges that Aquino violated his oath of office by supposedly perpetuating the pork barrel. Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon, one of those who filed and endorsed a complaint, said he received information that the complaints may finally be referred to the Justice committee either on Monday or Tuesday this week. * READ MORE...

ALSO: PNoy not bothered by start of impeachment proceedings 

AUGUST 8 --President Benigno Aquino III is not bothered by the start of the impeachment proceedings against him, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said. In an interview with radio dzRB, Coloma said Aquino is confident he has not done anything that would warrant an impeachment and removal from office. “Hindi po nababahala ang Pangulo doon sa mga proceedings na ‘yan dahil panatag naman po siya na wala siyang nagawang ano mang impeachable offense,” he said. According to Coloma, it would be best to leave the process to the House of Representatives, which is mandated under the Constitution to assess and eventually proceed with impeaches cases with merits. “Meron pong sinusunod na patakaran hinggil diyan at meron pong proseso ang ating Kamara sa pagturing sa ganyang mga usapin. Mas mainam po siguro na hintayin na lang natin ang iba pang mga kaganapang maaaring maganap hinggil diyan dahil iginagalang po ng ehekutibo ‘yung pagiging hiwalay at kapantay na sangay ng pamahalaan ng ating Kongreso o batasan,” he said. * READ MORE...

ALSO: Impeachment process vs PNoy starts moving next week 

AUGUST 8 --The impeachment process against President Aquino is expected to start moving next week. Rep. Terry Ridon of party-list group Kabataan said yesterday they received information that the leadership of the House of Representatives is scheduled to refer the three impeachment complaints against Aquino to the committee on justice possibly tomorrow or Tuesday. He said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has transmitted the complaints to Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales for inclusion in the House order of business and referral to the justice panel. The two House leaders have nine session days to get the process moving. “We in Makabayan are ready to discuss and defend the merits of the impeachment complaints,” Ridon said. He and other Makabayan bloc members are endorsers of the complaints, which are based largely on the Supreme Court decision declaring parts of Aquino’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

Besides DAP, one complaint questions the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement the government has signed with the United States. “These past weeks, we have prepared for the upcoming impeachment hearings. Even if there are some quarters that blindly seek to block the impeachment proceedings without first hearing the merits of the cases, we remain unflustered. We believe that the complaints against Aquino are strong,” Ridon said. “Let justice be done though the heavens fall. I urge my colleagues sitting in the House justice committee to listen and consider the arguments we will present during the impeachment proceedings,” he said. Various pro-administration political groups and regional blocs in the House have vowed to fight the impeachment campaign of seven militant party-list representatives belonging to Makabayan * READ MORE...


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Who’s to blame for PNoy’s woes?

MANILA, AUGUST 11, 2014 (MANILA BULLETIN) POSTED AUGUST 5, 2014 --by Ellson Quismorio - President Aquino has no one else to blame but himself for his current woes on the constitutionally challenged Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), House Minority Leader Ronaldo Zamora said yesterday.

In his counter-State of the Nation Address (SONA) before the plenary yesterday, Zamora said that the citizenry can’t be faulted for taking the President to task for the DAP,

“The President and the others may have committed these unconstitutional and I hope, not criminal acts. They have only themselves to blame if citizens and party-list representatives now want to exercise their constitutional right to file an impeachment complaint for these violations of the Constitution,” said Zamora, who represents San Juan in the House of Representatives.

Last month, members of Zamora’s bloc – specifically the militant Makabayan congressmen – endorsed three impeachment complaints against Aquino for “culpable violation of the 1987 Constitution and betrayal of public trust through the creation and execution of DAP.”

“Good faith may not apply to these actions. Ignorance of the law cannot be claimed. They have an executive secretary, a chief legal counsel, a solicitor general, a justice secretary and a whole bunch of lawyers to back them up on legal issues,” the San Juan solon said.

Under the DAP, which Zamora erroneously referred to as “Development Acceleration Program” in his counter-SONA, some P150 billion worth of public funds already appropriated by Congress in the General Appropriations Act (GAA) were “impounded and reallocated… all without the approval of Congress.”

“I don’t have to remind everyone, both President Aquino and [Budget] Sec. [Florencio] Abad were also former members of Congress and they held very responsible positions.”

* In the same “kontra”-SONA speech, Zamora summarized the current state of the country under Aquino as a co-existence of “rapid economic growth” and nagging social problems like joblessness and poverty.

“In brief, we have rapid economic growth co-existing with high rates of unemployment and consistent and widespread poverty,” the lawmaker said, although he underscored that this economic growth “has been better reflected in growing corporate profits and the growing wealth of a few.”

For its supposed failure to help the poor, Zamora prodded President Aquino to scrap the Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT).

“We must put an end, decisively, to the CCT program. It provides temporary relief for millions of families, but it does not provide them what they really need: real jobs…paying and self-sustaining jobs that will enable them to have a decent future,” he pointed out.

Under the CCT, the poorest families in the country are given a monthly stipend of up to P1,400.

What started out merely as a P5-billion transitional project five years ago have turned into a “gargantuan” P64.7-billion project under the proposed 2015 national budget, Zamora noted.

Supreme Court gets high public approval rating by Ellalyn De Vera
August 4, 2014 MANILA BULLETIN

Compared to the Senate and House of Representatives, the Supreme Court (SC) recorded the highest approval and trust ratings in the Pulse Asia survey results released on Monday.

Based on the nationwide survey conducted last June 24 to July 2 among 1,200 respondents, Pulse Asia found that 49 percent of Filipinos expressed their approval for the SC’s performance in the past three months, while 13 percent felt otherwise. Meanwhile, about 38 percent of Filipinos were undecided on the issue.

With regard to the Senate and House of Representatives’ approval ratings, 33 percent and 34 percent approve of their work respectively in the past three months. However, 23 percent and 21 percent, respectively expressed their disapproval, while 44 percent each expressed their indecision on the matter.

During the same survey period, 42 percent of Filipinos expressed trust in the High Court, while 10 percent said otherwise. However almost five in 10 Filipinos were undecided if they trust the SC or not.

About 31 percent of Filipinos have trust in the Senate, while 20 percent expressed distrust. Meanwhile, only 29 percent of Filipinos expressed their trust in the House of Representatives and 19 percent claimed otherwise.

Five in 10 Filipinos also expressed indecision on whether they trust or not the Senate (49 percent) and House of Representatives (52 percent).

Pulse Asia said “the Senate and the House of Representatives registered lower approval and trust scores,” while “public assessment of the Supreme Court’s work and trustworthiness is essentially constant between two survey periods.”

“Disapproval for and distrust in the same entities (Senate and House of Representatives) are more pronounced toward the two legislative bodies than the Supreme Court,” it added.

* In the different geographic areas and socio-economic classes, “the only majority approval ratings are obtained by the Supreme Court and these are in Class E (54 percent) and Mindanao (55 percent).”

“Trust is the plurality opinion toward the Supreme Court in Metro Manila (46 percent), while the court posts almost or exactly the same trust and indecision figures in Mindanao (46 percent, 46 percent), Class D (42 percent, 46 percent), and Class E (44 percent, 46 percent).

Between March and June 2014, the Senate experienced a significant drop in its national approval score (-8 percentage points) and an increase in its overall disapproval rating (+9 percentage points).

A similar decline in the level of appreciation for the Senate’s work occurred in Metro Manila (-14 percentage points), Mindanao (-15 percentage points), and Classes ABC and D (-9 to -19 percentage points). Meanwhile, disapproval for the same became more marked (+9 percentage points).

With regard to trust ratings, fewer Filipinos expressed trust in the Senate and the House of Representatives in June 2014 than six months ago (31 percent versus 42 percent and 29 percent versus 39 percent, respectively).

Meanwhile, distrust in the Supreme Court eased between December 2013 and June 2014 (-8 percentage points).

Amid the continuing controversy regarding the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam involving some lawmakers, the Senate experienced a decline in its trust ratings in the Visayas (-14 percentage points), Mindanao (-15 percentage points), Metro Manila (-18 percentage points), and Classes ABC and E (-15 to -18 percentage points).

The Supreme Court also experienced its share of changes in its trust ratings between December 2013 and June 2014. Among Visayans, trust in the High Court became less marked (-20 percentage points).

Immediately prior to and during the conduct of the field interviews for the survey, among the issues that preoccupied Filipinos include:

*the filing of charges of plunder against Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada, and Ramon Revilla Jr.;
* issuance of the Supreme Court decision declaring the Disbursement Acceleration Program as unconstitutional;
* 90-day suspension of former President and incumbent Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo;
* the continued tension between Philippines and China over disputed territories in the West Philippine Sea;
* President Aquino’s rejection of the nomination of actress Nora Aunor as National Artist;
* and the increase in the prices of oil, rice, garlic, and sugar.

FROM PHILSTAR

PNoy listens to his bosses, Palace says amid calls for term extension By Louis Bacani (philstar.com) | Updated August 6, 2014 - 3:28pm 2 551 googleplus1 0


President Benigno Aquino III graces the opening the “History and Her Story” – a special commemorative photo exhibit on the 5th death anniversary of his mother, former President Corazon Aquino. Robert Viñas/Malacañang Photo Bureau

MANILA, Philippines - "The President is sensitive to the voice of his boss."

This was the statement of Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda on Wednesday after earlier assuring that the Chief Executive has committed himself to serve only one term.

At a televised press briefing, Lacierda reiterated that many people have come to them and expressed sentiments of their preference for Aquino's term extension.

"Marami po ang nagsasabi gustong magpatuloy si Pangulong Aquino na isa pang termino," Lacierda said. "Nagsabi na si Pangulo ng kanyang preference, pero siyempre, titingnan kung iyon ba ang tinig ng masa, tinig ng kanyang mga boss."

"May mga sariling opinyon, may nagsasabing ipagpatuloy," he added. "Well, the President is sensitive to the voice of his boss, so let's just wait for that."

Lacierda said these "anecdotal" sentiments have reached the President himself, though there have been no serious discussions on the matter considering Aquino's stand on charter change.

* Neither were there discussions on what could possibly convince the President to seek re-election.

What is known, Lacierda said, is the President's principle that he pays attention to what Filipinos say.

"The President listens to the voice of his bosses... as a matter of general principle, not specific to any issue," Lacierda said.

The Palace official's statements came after an online petition seeking the re-election of Aquino gained public and media attention.

On Monday, Lacierda denied that the Palace was behind the calls for a term extension. He also categorically denied on Wednesday that public funds will be used to strengthen these calls.

"We are counting down the number of days left under this administration. So it's not coming from us. We're looking forward to the day that we'll be passing on this government to another equally transformative, transparent administration," he said.

Related: Palace: Noy committed to serve one term

Nonetheless, Lacierda said they are very thankful to those who have expressed their preference for another term for Aquino.

The online sentiment for Aquino's re-election rose after he defended himself from critics in an emotional State of the Nation Address last week and amid continuing attacks in connection with the Disbursement Acceleration Program.

FROM ABS-CBN

PNoy faces fourth impeachment complaint ABS-CBNnews.com
Posted at 08/10/2014 5:11 PM | Updated as of 08/10/2014 5:11 PM


President Aquino welcomes the United States Congressional Delegation (CODEL) during a courtesy call at Malacañan Palace on Friday. Aquino tackled economic and security issues with the US delegation, including the recently signed Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement. Photo by Ryan Lim, Malacañang Photo

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III is facing a fourth impeachment complaint, the latest development as the Justice committee prepares to start the proceedings this week.

In a statement, ACT Teachers Rep. Antonio Tinio said: "We have strong evidence to show that Pres. Aquino is responsible for perpetuating Congressional pork despite the Supreme Court prohibition.”

Two of the impeachment complaints filed previously tackled the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), several acts under which were declared unconstitutional by the high court.

As a lawmaker, Tinio endorsed the third complaint, which dealt on the supposedly “blatant sellout of Philippine sovereignty to the United States through the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (EDCA)."

"This time I am a direct complainant," Tinio said.

He said the complaint will be anchored on the use of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF), which the SC also pronounced unconstitutional. The complaint alleges that Aquino violated his oath of office by supposedly perpetuating the pork barrel.

Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon, one of those who filed and endorsed a complaint, said he received information that the complaints may finally be referred to the Justice committee either on Monday or Tuesday this week.

* Despite these developments, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Benigno Aquino III is not bothered by the start of the impeachment proceedings against him.

In an interview with radio dzRB, Coloma said Aquino is confident he has not done anything that would warrant an impeachment and removal from office.

“Hindi po nababahala ang Pangulo doon sa mga proceedings na ‘yan dahil panatag naman po siya na wala siyang nagawang ano mang impeachable offense,” he said.

According to Coloma, it would be best to leave the process to the House of Representatives, which is mandated under the Constitution to assess and eventually proceed with impeaches cases with merits.

“Meron pong sinusunod na patakaran hinggil diyan at meron pong proseso ang ating Kamara sa pagturing sa ganyang mga usapin. Mas mainam po siguro na hintayin na lang natin ang iba pang mga kaganapang maaaring maganap hinggil diyan dahil iginagalang po ng ehekutibo ‘yung pagiging hiwalay at kapantay na sangay ng pamahalaan ng ating Kongreso o batasan,” he said.

Coloma reminded lawmakers, however, that the passage of the 2015 budget is paramount.

“Malinaw namang nakasaad ‘yung mga prayoridad ng pamahalaan. At katulad ng iniulat natin dito sa ating programa, nakipagpulong na si Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. sa mga lider ng Kongreso kung saan ay ipinaalam niya ‘yung mga priority legislative measures ng ating pamahalaan, unang-una na nga diyan ‘yung pambansang budget para sa 2015 at ‘yung ihahain na Bangsamoro Basic Law, at ‘yun pang ibang mga priority measures na naunang inilahad na natin sa ating palatuntunan,” he added.

Aquino’s popularity took a hit when the SC issued its decision on the DAP.

Allies, however, moved to protect Aquino and said any impeachment complaint will not prosper.

Meanwhile, several Aquino allies also started probing into the Judiciary Development Fund, which they said was SC’s own pork.

A campaign seeking another term for Aquino also made the rounds on social media.

PNoy not bothered by start of impeachment proceedings ABS-CBNnews.com Posted at 08/10/2014 1:25 PM | Updated as of 08/10/2014 1:25 PM


COLOMA

MANILA -- President Benigno Aquino III is not bothered by the start of the impeachment proceedings against him, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said.

In an interview with radio dzRB, Coloma said Aquino is confident he has not done anything that would warrant an impeachment and removal from office.

“Hindi po nababahala ang Pangulo doon sa mga proceedings na ‘yan dahil panatag naman po siya na wala siyang nagawang ano mang impeachable offense,” he said.

According to Coloma, it would be best to leave the process to the House of Representatives, which is mandated under the Constitution to assess and eventually proceed with impeaches cases with merits.

“Meron pong sinusunod na patakaran hinggil diyan at meron pong proseso ang ating Kamara sa pagturing sa ganyang mga usapin. Mas mainam po siguro na hintayin na lang natin ang iba pang mga kaganapang maaaring maganap hinggil diyan dahil iginagalang po ng ehekutibo ‘yung pagiging hiwalay at kapantay na sangay ng pamahalaan ng ating Kongreso o batasan,” he said.

* Coloma reminded lawmakers, however, that the passage of the 2015 budget is paramount.

“Malinaw namang nakasaad ‘yung mga prayoridad ng pamahalaan. At katulad ng iniulat natin dito sa ating programa, nakipagpulong na si Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa, Jr. sa mga lider ng Kongreso kung saan ay ipinaalam niya ‘yung mga priority legislative measures ng ating pamahalaan, unang-una na nga diyan ‘yung pambansang budget para sa 2015 at ‘yung ihahain na Bangsamoro Basic Law, at ‘yun pang ibang mga priority measures na naunang inilahad na natin sa ating palatuntunan,” he added.

Kabataan Party-list Rep. Terry Ridon said he received information that the impeachment complaints may finally be referred to the Justice committee either on Monday or Tuesday.

At the Senate, meanwhile, Senator JV Ejercito will give a counter speech to Aquino’s State of the Nation Address (SONA).

Coloma said Malacanang will listen to Ejercito’s speech. “Basta kung ano man po ang ilalahad ng oposisyon sa pamamagitan ni Senador JV Ejercito, ‘yon naman po ay tutunghayan natin, uunawain natin dahil mahalaga ang dialogue—‘yung proseso ng pakikipagtalakayan—para magkaroon ng unawaan,” he said.

“Baka naman po doon sa kanyang talumpati makahanap din tayo ng tinatawag nating common ground na kung saan ay nakikiisa rin naman sila sa mga repormang isinasagawa ng ating Pangulo at ng administrasyon,” he added.

Impeachment process vs PNoy starts moving next week by Jess Diaz, The Philippine Star Posted at 08/10/2014 11:45 AM | Updated as of 08/10/2014 1:25 PM

MANILA - The impeachment process against President Aquino is expected to start moving next week.

Rep. Terry Ridon of party-list group Kabataan said yesterday they received information that the leadership of the House of Representatives is scheduled to refer the three impeachment complaints against Aquino to the committee on justice possibly tomorrow or Tuesday.

He said Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has transmitted the complaints to Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales for inclusion in the House order of business and referral to the justice panel.

The two House leaders have nine session days to get the process moving.

“We in Makabayan are ready to discuss and defend the merits of the impeachment complaints,” Ridon said.

He and other Makabayan bloc members are endorsers of the complaints, which are based largely on the Supreme Court decision declaring parts of Aquino’s controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.

Besides DAP, one complaint questions the constitutionality of the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement the government has signed with the United States.

“These past weeks, we have prepared for the upcoming impeachment hearings. Even if there are some quarters that blindly seek to block the impeachment proceedings without first hearing the merits of the cases, we remain unflustered. We believe that the complaints against Aquino are strong,” Ridon said.

“Let justice be done though the heavens fall. I urge my colleagues sitting in the House justice committee to listen and consider the arguments we will present during the impeachment proceedings,” he said.

Various pro-administration political groups and regional blocs in the House have vowed to fight the impeachment campaign of seven militant party-list representatives belonging to Makabayan.

* The latest to support the anti-impeachment effort are the Visayan bloc, led by Negros Occidental Rep. Alfredo Benitez, and more than 30 party-list lawmakers led by Rodel Batocabe of Ako Bicol.

“We believe in the programs of President Aquino that gave life to his vision of engaging the national government in sound fiscal management, which empowered government agencies and instrumentalities to implement key projects and to deliver urgently needed aid to the people,” the Visayan bloc said.

Batocabe said congressmen who would vote on Aquino’s impeachment should not listen to sectors that did not want him to succeed in the first place since day one of his presidency.

For his part, Isabela Rep. Rodolfo Albano III said the House should not impeach a popular President.

“P-Noy still enjoys the support of majority of our people. Let us remember that impeachment is largely a political process,” he said.

Cagayan de Oro City Rep. Rufus Rodriguez, president of Centrist Democratic Party of the Philippines, said the President could not be impeached on the basis of DAP.

“DAP had sufficient legal bases. Besides, P-Noy and his officials conceived and implemented DAP in good faith,” he said.


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