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Our democracy works – follow the Constitution

THE Sereno impeachment case is back in the news after the week of the ASEAN Summit. Right after the House of Representatives resumed its sessions last Nov. 20, the House Committee on Justice convened and immediately ran into controversy with its public statements and decisions.

Section 2 of Article XI, Accountability of Public Officers, of the Philippine Constitution provides: “The President, the Vice President, the Members of the Supreme Court, the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may be removed from office on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable violation of the Constitution, treason, bribery, graft and corruption, other high crimes, or betrayal of public trust….”

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MEMBERS of Congress led by Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III commented after the filing of an impeachment complaint against President Duterte that it is baseless and it is, therefore, not expected to prosper.

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Senate President Pro Tempore Jose “Jinggoy“ Estrada has filed a resolution asking the Senate to reopen the investigation into the P35-billion so-called Peace Eradication and Alleviation Certificates (PEACE) bonds controversy.

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