SET ASIDE POLITICS IN DECIDING IMPEACH RAPS VS AQUINO
• August 27, 2014
• Written by People’s Tonight
• Published in Top Stories
HOUSE independent bloc leader and Leyte Rep. Ferdinand Martin Romualdez appealed yesterday to his colleagues to set aside political considerations in determining the fate of the three impeachment complaints against President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III.
Romualdez said merits and truthfulness should be the main factors in making final judgment on the complaints as this would serve the interest of the people.
“We are in the House today for the people and the country, and not just for anybody in particular. Whatever happens to the impeachment complaints against the President, it will go down in history. Let us leave a legacy of having stood for what is right and just,” Romualdez pointed out as the House committee on justice is scheduled to consolidate and determine the substance of the three impeachment complaints against the President starting Tuesday next week.
The other day, the panel exercised “liberality in the interest of justice” when it declared the three impeachment complaints against the President sufficient in form despite minor deficiencies of the first two complaints.
Romualdez urged the public to be more vigilant in the deliberations of the complaints.
The Leyte lawmaker urged the people to listen and evaluate for themselves all the arguments and maneuvers of both pro and anti impeachment congressmen before making their own conclusions on the issues involved.
“Let us not be swayed or influenced by the mere number of press releases from both pro and anti impeachment blocs or forces. But let us also be on the lookout for unusual or unexpected developments, or truths and lies, when deliberations on the sufficiency in substance of the impeachment complaints commence next week,” Romualdez said.