A Senator believes that Philippines will be comedic if both President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo will be charged with an impeachment complaint.
According to Senate Pro Temporte Ralph Recto, the international community will lose their confidence in the Philippines if the Country will focus on impeaching its officials.
Recto, meanwhile, defended Robredo from the House of Representatives. The Senator insists that Robredo cannot be charged with Betrayal of Public Trust due to her video message regarding the government’s War on Drugs. The said video was addressed to the United Nations.
According to Recto, criticizing the government is part of Democracy.
House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, threatened to file impeachment complaint against Vice Pres. Robredo after a video of her criticizing the government’s Anti-drug campaign. Alvarez further accused Robredo of masterminding the impeachment complaint against Pres. Duterte.
An impeachment complaint was filed by Magdalo Partylist Representative Gary Alejano at the House of Representatives. The grounds of the said complaints were the alleged extrajudical killings, and the alleged hidden wealth of Duterte.