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Friday, March 17, 2017

Koko Pimentel to Duterte Supporters "BIG chance House will impeach Robredo"


Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel said there’s a big chance that the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will prosper in the House of Representatives.


March 19, Sunday, Pimentel said in an interview of dzBB that only 100 of the 292 chamber needs to vote in favor of impeaching Robredo.

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said he has the support of at least 230 lawmakers.

“Pag ginamit ang imagination sa political, kung sin Speaker Alvarez ang magli-lead [ng impeachment laban kay Robredo], ilan ang followers niyan? 230. So 100 ang kailangan doon na suportahan siya doon, so lulusot ‘yon,” Pimentel said.

“This has a chance of passing the [House of Representatives]. Malaki ang tsansa,” he added.

It was Alvarez who said he will file an impeachment complaint against Robredo for “betrayal of public trust” after she criticized the war on drugs of President Rodrigo Duterte in a video message for the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs.

Solicitor General Jose Calida also said his office will help Alvarez in pursuing the impeachment case against Robredo.

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