Aquino critics postpone filing of impeachment raps


CRITICS of President Benigno Aquino 3rd backtracked on their plan to file two separate impeachment complaints against the country’s leader over the outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP).

The impeachment complaint to be filed by Youth Now is to be endorsed by Kabataan party-list Rep. Terry Ridon and Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Representatives Neri Colmenares and Carlos Zarate.

“The impeachment complaint will likely be filed next week. It won’t look good that we file it immediately after the storm,” Ridon, a lawyer, told reporters.

But House Majority Leader Neptali Gonzales 2nd warned that impeaching the President will not be a walk in the park and that the House can only tackle one valid impeachment complaint in a year.

“A lot of us already indicated that they won’t support the
impeachment [move]. It will be an uphill battle for those in favor of it. Impeachment is always a numbers game,” Gonzales said.

But the lawmaker pointed out that the House o f Representatives will act on a valid impeachment complaint against the President.

“Like any other complaint, it will go through the process,” Gonzales said.

Oliver Lozano and former Technical Education and Skills Development Authority Director General Augusto Syjuco have filed their own impeachment complaints against the President but these are not valid because nobody from the House of Representatives endorsed them.


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