• House postpones impeachment proceedings against Aquino

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    The House justice panel has postponed deliberations on the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno Aquino 3rd for one week to give lawmakers more time to study the complaints.

    Rep. Niel Tupas, Jr., head of the committee, partly attributed the deferment to two holidays next week–August 19, Quezon City Day, and August 21, Ninoy Aquino Day.

    The hearings of the panel will resume on August 26.

    “The committee will discuss the form of the complaints and will vote whether the complaints are sufficient in form on that day (August 26). The dates of the succeeding hearings will be agreed upon by the committee also on that day,” Tupas said.

    Two of the three impeachment complaints concern the outlawed Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), while the third complaint is about the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement between the Philippines and the United States. Both complaints accused the President of betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution.

    The House justice panel will have 60 session days to vote if a complaint is sufficient in form, substance and grounds before it is subjected to plenary vote.

    At least one-third of the House’s 294 members should vote in favor of the impeachment complaint for President Aquino to be impeached and the complaint tossed to the Senate impeachment court for trial.

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    6 Comments

    1. Whoever filed this impeachment case against the president are either bunch of idiots or just trying to get into the news.

    2. That is an expected move on Tupaz since he is a bootlicker of Pnoy , he will use his power as head of the committee to delay the impeachment proceedings, anyway I am not expecting that impeachment will materialize, they are mostly controlled by Pnoy so it will like another moro moro or zarzuela. Most of these representatives benefited from the DAP so expectedly they will not turn againts Pnoy who fattened their pockets.These buwayas and baboys who pocketed peoples money instead of building more useful projects for the citizenry.

    3. nod if you agree on

      What’s the point? palabas lang lahat ng ito. Kontrolado ni BS Aquino the TURD and 2 houses of Congress.

      Yung mga contra ke Abnoy, the best thing to do is start a movement to inform the masses. Ipa alam sa bayan kung ano ang mga kabulukan ng Aquino administration. Wag hayaan na maulit ang pag kakamali ng 2010.
      Huwag magpa una sa mga propaganda ng mga dilaw, malakas ang kalaban natin (ABiaS-CBN, PDInquirerat ang mga alipores ni KriSTD.

    4. Dick S. O'Rosary on

      Ano kaya ibig sabihin nito? Are they doing this just for the suspense? They probably don’t want to announce the junking of the complaint or giving due course now that the president is trying to “campaign” for a second term.