Pag-usad ng ethics case vs de Lima, ikinatuwa sa Kamara
Ikinatuwa ng liderato ng Kamara de Representantes ang pag-usad ng reklamo laban kay Sen. Leila de Lima sa Senate Committee on Ethics.
Sinabi ni House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez na hindi na pupuwede ang pagtatagong ginawa ni de Lima noon para maiwasan ang kanyang payo sa dating driver at bodyguard na si Ronnie Dayan na huwag pumunta sa pagdinig ng House committee on justice.
“Now she can no longer hide behind innuendos and accusations that the House leadership is out to persecute her. She has to give valid and convincing answers to our allegation or face sanction from her own peers for violation of the law and unparliamentary acts,” ani Alvarez.
Sinabi naman ni House majority leader Rodolfo Farinas na kanilang patutunayan sa Senate Committee on Ethics na mali ang ginawa ni de Lima.
“We welcome the decision of the Senate Ethics Committee as it will now give us the chance to show the disorderly behavior committed by Sen. De Lima in interfering in our House proceedings by advising a witness duly subpoenaed by the Speaker to disobey the subpoena and just keep on hiding,” ani Farinas.
Naghain ng reklamo ang liderato ng Kamara sa Senado matapos lumabas sa pagdinig ng Justice committee na pinayuhan ni de Lima si Dayan na huwag humarap sa pagdinig kaugnay ng bentahan ng ipinagbabawal na gamot sa New Bilibid Prison.
“As an incumbent Senator, former Secretary of Justice and a lawyer, advising and inducing Mr. Dayan to hide and not to attend and/or appear in the House inquiry for which she was duly summoned, is tantamount to restraining or inducing disobedience to a summon issued by Congress, of which she is a sitting member, in violation of Article 150 of the Revised Penal Code,” saad ng reklamo.
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