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House mulls 4 options vs Leila

A senior official of the House of Representatives yesterday disclosed that the chamber has four options to force Sen. Leila M. de Lima to show respect to a co-equal branch, including disbarment and an ethics complaint before the Senate.

House Majority Leader and Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Farinas, who declared that De Lima has abused the inter-chamber courtesy accorded her, stated the four options available to the House as he declared that they will not apologize to the senator for the line of questioning raised by him and several congressmen who grilled De Lima’s former boyfriend and aide, Ronnie Dayan, in last week’s House Committee on Justice hearing.

House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez agreed with Farinas as the House leader stressed that the questions propounded on Dayan may have sounded controversial in a televised public hearing but were all relevant to the purpose of the inquiry of the Justice panel.

Farinas and several other congressmen have been heavily criticized in social media for grilling Dayan on details of his seven-year romance with De Lima, who hired Dayan as driver of her law office and later appointed him as aide when she became Justice Secretary.

“We have to know kung gaano katindi ang relationship niya kay De Lima,” explained Farinas as he pointed out its determination will give Justice committee members a clear picture of how credible Dayan is as a witness.

Farinas said the House has yet to send De Lima the show-cause order that the Justice panel approved last week but leaders of the chamber are contemplating on pursuing various courses of action that would convince the senator that the House means business.

In its hearing last Thursday, the committee chaired by Mindoro Oriental Rep. Reynaldo Umali unanimously decided to issue a show cause order to De Lima asking her to explain why she should not be held in contempt for urging Dayan to ignore the subpoena directing him to testify before the legislative panel that has been conducting an investigation into the alleged illegal drugs trafficking operations at the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City.

In case De Lima ignores the show cause directive, Farinas said the House options will include the filing of an ethics complaint against her before the Senate and a disbarment case before the Supreme Court for blocking legal processes such as the House-issued subpoena to Dayan.

Farinas said the House may also ask the Regional Trial Court to hold De Lima criminally liable for her advice to Dayan.

However, the House imposing its own rules in ordering De Lima’s arrest, in case of defiance to the order, may also be pursued. (Ben R. Rosario)

  • mario

    oras mo na rin delima para makulong sa bilibid

  • markus x

    your going to fall hard in jail lie lie delie ma

  • honelynT

    pano tayo magiging kampante kung may mga taong katulad nito ni delima

  • marchan

    lang kwentang house.

    • olive

      kasi sa spaceship ka lang nakatira martian uwi ka nalang sa mars

  • ferd

    ngayon magka totoo na ang pagiging bilibid queen mo de lima malapit ka ng dalhin doon

  • sean

    wla ka ng kawala ngayon de5 hinihintay ka na ng mga kaibigan mo sa bilibid

  • liem

    dont forget to bring all your pharapernalias in the bilibid de5 your the star there.

    • nem

      hahhaha as always and the scraff also!!

      • nad

        lagyan mo scraff katawan mo at naka hubad ka ata.. hahaha

  • babart-gay

    alam mo na de lima ikaw ang tunay na sinungaling malapit na ang katpusan mo!

  • Rox{rey}

    wag mo kakalimutan na punthan laht ng mga kamg- anak mo de limaw para magpaalam!

  • toni Lorenz

    malapit kana de limaw sa katotohanan na makukulong kana!

  • low wendy

    mabuti ang hangarin ni de lima para sa bansa

    • Angie

      magsama kayo ni de limaw humanda kayo!

  • sandro

    ikulong na yang protektor ng mga drug lord.

  • jack

    kulang pa nga ang pagkakakulong sa ksamaan ni de lima.

    • albie

      tingnan nyo muna ang sarili nyo bako kau mag salita.

      • peter

        magkano ba ang bili ni de lima sa saging mo?haha

  • a_ron

    nkakahiya para sa ating bansa ang pinag gagagawa ni de lima.

  • cherryl legazpi

    mbulok na yan sa kulungan gaya ng bulok nyang pag uugali.

    • ken

      tama ka dyan! bigyan na rin ng bulok na saba! hahaha

  • prince

    ikulong na yang delimaw na yan! walang kwenta si delimaw eh

  • christine

    wala na! ang best option dyan ay ikulong!

  • walter

    di nyo pa rin kaya si madam!

    • josh

      anong hindi! Malapit nang makulong ang boss mong si delimaw!