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House pursuit of Leila continues

Unperturbed by the Senate inaction on the show cause order it issued to Sen. Leila M. de Lima, the House of Representatives will proceed to planned steps to extract accountability from the senator for allegedly trying to sabotage a House inquiry into the alleged New Bilibid Prisons illegal drug trafficking operations in which she was implicated.

Key opposition and administration bloc leaders agreed that the Senate’s stonewalling is a demonstration of the senators’ disregard of inter-chamber courtesy which House Speaker Pantaleon D. Alvarez and other House leaders readily acknowledged when they decided to course the serving of the show cause order through the Senate Secretary General.

House Deputy Speaker Fred Castro (PDP-Laban, Capiz) and Oriental Mindoro Rep. Reynaldo Umali, chairman of the House Committee on Justice, said the House may now proceed to file a criminal complaint against De Lima before the Regional Trial Court, pursue her disbarment, or ask the Senate to penalize her for unethical conduct.

House Senior Deputy Minority Leader Lito Atienza (Buhay party-list) and Deputy Minority Leader Eugene de Vera (ABS partylist) said another copy of the show cause order should be sent directly to De Lima, who, as a lawyer herself, may raise legal technicalities as a defense for her “unethical and unlawful acts” in connection with the Justice committee inquiry into the NBP drug deals.

Atienza described “old boys club mentality” the Senate’s reported refusal to serve the show cause order to De Lima. (Ben R. Rosario)

  • Angie

    de limaw makulong kana dapt

  • low wendy

    wala naman na kasalanan si de lima itigil niyo na ang pangbabatikos sknya!

    • toni Lorenz

      manhimik ka nga wala ka naman na alam!

  • Rox{rey}

    de limaw makulong kana dapt! wala ka naman na kwenta!

  • babart-gay

    de limaw na walanghiya malandi makulong kana!

  • cristy

    wag nang patagalin dpat mahuli na yan si de5

  • seph

    saksakan na sinungaling ka de lima

  • V’ne

    ibang klase ka tlga de5 nakaka dismaya

  • ohjn

    hindi nyo kaya si de lima…

    • orlf

      bakit hindi ano meron si de lima? kitang kita na ang kasalanan nya

  • lanielyn

    sagad sa buto ang ksamaan ng de lima na yan.

  • Van Kevin

    kulang pa ang pagkakabulok ni de lima sa kulungan sa mga pinag gagagawa nya.

    • Ron Sevilla

      walang ksalanan si de lima!!!

      • jhay_jack

        unghang kaba o nag tatanga tangahan?

  • marilou dado

    puro ksamaan lang naman ang alam gawin ni de lima.