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House issues ‘show cause’ order vs Leila

The House committee on justice yesterday formally served the show-cause against Senator Leila de Lima before the Office of the Senate Secretary and gave her 72 hours to respond why she should not be cited in contempt for advising her former aide not to attend the House probe into the New Bilbid Prison (NBP) drug trade.

It was House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali who personally handed the one-page copy of the order to Senate Secretary Lutzgardo “Lutz” Barbo.

Fariñas is chair of the House committee on rules while Umali is head of the justice committee. Both are staunch allies and partymates of President Rodrigo Duterte at the Partido Demokratikong Pilipino or PDP-Laban.

In his show cause order, Umali tells de Lima to explain why she should not be cited in contempt “for exerting undue influence” to Ronnie Palisoc Dayan, her former bodyguard and driver, and directing him to defy the House panel’s proceedings.

Should the senator fail or refuse to comply with the order, the committee said it would be constrained to take appropriate actions to cite her in contempt under Section 11 of the Rules of Procedure Governing Inquiries in Aid of Legislation of the House of Representatives.

Barbo said he would transmit the order to the Senate committee on ethics headed by Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto III.

He said the ethics committee would be the one to determine whether or not the show cause order has merit.
(HANNAH TORREGOZA)

comments
  • mario

    kwawang nilalang nakikita na dito ang pagiging protektor ng delimang ito kung di dahil sa anak ni dayan di natin malalaman na tinatago nya si dayan

  • markus x

    delima is going down,… again delima is going down,.

    • albie

      puro kayo bintang!

      • a_ron

        totoo naman ah,wag mo ngang ipag tanggol ang halimaw na yan.

      • cherryl legazpi

        manahimik kung wala ka naman alam.

  • honelynT

    di natin talga masasabi kahit gaano kaamo ang mukha may kademonyohan pa rin na ginagawa di ba delima

  • marchan

    lang kwentang house!

  • olive

    ibang klase ang paglunokng mga kasinungalingan ni lie lie

  • ferd

    hindi ka na makaka ligtas ngayon nyan denial queen

  • sean

    ikaw na tlaga ang totoong queen of all queens de5

  • liem

    tlagang babagsak na ang ating award winner na liar queen na si mam laila de limaw?

  • babart-gay

    de lima mkulong kana malapit na ang katpusan mo!

  • nem

    malamang sa kulungan na ang selebrasyon mo nyan ng pasko de5

    • nad

      hindi mangyayari yan hindi sapat ang mga salita lang para mapaniwalaan nila.wish nyo lang!!

  • Rox{rey}

    de limaw your dead!

  • toni Lorenz

    de limaw alam mo na kung saan ka pupulutin!

  • low wendy

    walng kasalanan si de lima!

    • Angie

      preho kayo dapt mabulok kayo ni de limaw sa kulungan!

    • peter

      alam mo ikaw na ang unghang na nilalang sa mundo.

  • sandro

    bsta dapat mabulok sa kulungan ang de lima na yan.

    • jack

      kulang pa nga ang pagkakabulok nya sa kulungan.

  • mario

    wag ng patagalin pa ang pag aresto dyan ki delimaw!

  • bubuy

    kaladkarin nyo na si delimaw papuntang kulungan niya!

  • karl

    [puro lang naman kayo bintang kay delima!

  • marco

    wala nang liligtasan na yang delima na yan! ihahatid na yan ni dayan sa kulungan!