Arroyo impeach rap filed at House

By Lira Dalangin-Fernandez
First Posted 07:43:00 10/13/2008

MANILA, Philippines — (UPDATE 2) Beating what they call sham impeachment complaints, anti-Arroyo critics have filed another, the fourth one seeking the ouster of President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

The case was filed at 7:40 a.m. Monday before director Ricardo Roque, the officer-in-charge at the Secretary General’s office at the House of Representatives, although the complainants were at the House as early as 6 a.m.

Present were Joey de Venecia III, son of former Speaker Jose de Venecia Jr., Iloilo vice governor Rolex Suplico, and groups such as the Kilusang Mayo Uno and Black and White Movement.

The complainants raised the national broadband network agreement with China, the fertilizer scam, and human rights violations as among the impeachable offenses committed by Arroyo.

Bayan Muna partylist Representatives Satur Ocampo and Teodoro Casiño and Gabriela Representative Liza Maza endorsed the complaint.

Roque said that Monday’s impeachment case was the first for this year since last year’s complaint by lawyer Roel Pulido lapsed last October 11. (PDI)

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