Impeachment

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In the past two decades, impeachment – or the threat of it — has become the most common method of removing constitutional officers from office. It is a two-step “political” process that begins in the House of Representatives and ends in the Senate. Removal from office occurs when the House impeaches a public official by one-third vote of the House and Read More …

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By BERNADINE RACOMA GMA News So what assistance will the “small lady” offer the representative from Oriental Mindoro this time? Reynaldo Umali, one of the prosecutors during the Corona impeachment trial who became infamous for his “small lady” alibi, is now leading another attack on the Judiciary. This time, he and his ilk appear hell-bent to prevent Noynoy Aquino’s questionable DAP from getting struck down Read More …

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FROM A DISTANCE By Carmen N. Pedrosa The Philippine Star  There are two cases for justice crying to be resolved. One is the former president’s imprisonment for more than three years without due process of law. She is simply imprisoned because President Aquino wants her imprisoned. Period. The two are related. President Aquino has been able to get away with his acts and incompetency by Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz Emboldened by their successful impeachment and removal from office of Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, several House members are eyeing several justices – as many as five — to be impeached. And if they succeed, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III would be appointing their replacements, presumably magistrates who would vote on issues favorable to his administration. Indeed, by having a Read More …

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By Charlie V. Manalo The Daily Tribune  NOY ALLIES SOLICITING SUPPORT FROM OTHER PARTIES Despite the denial of House leaders who earlier had said that they would not be supporting any move to impeach any member of the Supreme Court (SC), that denial appears to be a complete contradiction to their actions which they have been doing in the background, away from media’s prying eyes. Read More …

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By Charlie V. Manalo The Daily Tribune Amid fears that President Aquino might be slapped with an impeachment case once the Disbursement Acceleration Program, a fund created under his administration, is declared unconstitutional, Palace henchmen are reportedly working overtime in trying to convince members of the Supreme Court (SC) to rule in favor of DAP. A source from the Judiciary bared to The Tribune that Read More …

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ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas Somebody should call the dare of President Aquino to impeach him. Although it is close to impossible that his partners in crime in Congress would vote to impeach, much less convict him, filing an impeachment complaint would at least put on record that there was an attempt to remove him. At the same time, people would know how Read More …

No bribes, CJ deserved ouster – Noy

By Aurea Calica The Philippine Star  MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino dared yesterday those accusing him of misusing public funds to file an impeachment case against him “if they think that is the right thing to do.” He categorically denied that he bribed lawmakers to have Renato Corona ousted as chief justice. Aquino maintained there was nothing illegal in the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) of Read More …

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By Charlie V. Manalo The Daily Tribune NOY GIVEN UNTIL END OF SEPT. TO RELINQUISH PORK Moves to impeach President Aquino over his insistence on maintaining his pork barrel funds despite the public call for the removal of all discretionary items in the budget gained headway as a militant group said yesterday it would support and campaign for any initiative that will impeach Aquino for Read More …

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GOTCHA By Jarius Bondoc The Philippine Star Comelec chairman Sixto Brillantes Jr. violated the Constitution in giving himself and the six commissioners intelligence funds last Feb. He also broke the fundamental law in buying land in behalf of the poll body in 2012. His legal brilliancy self-proclaimed, Brillantes presumably knew what he was doing was wrong. He could be impeached for such culpability. Malacañang disclosed Read More …