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Following the deaths of key terrorist leaders at the hands of government, lawmakers are looking towards the rehabilitation of battle torn Marawi City.

Kabayan rep. Harry Roque urged President Rodrigo Duterte to certify as urgent House Bills 5874(Tindeg Marawi) and 222 (Rights of Internally Displaced Persons Act) to start the rebuilding of Marawi and its inhabitants.

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GLUT

It is only in the 17th Congress that the House of Representatives has had to deal with overlapping impeachment cases. It has not yet wrapped up work on the impeachment complaints against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista and Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, but already, a complaint against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is reportedly in the works. Last May, the House just dismissed an impeachment complaint against President Duterte. An Impeachment complaint was “filed” by netizen supporters of President Duterte against Vice-President Leni Robredo but since no congressman endorsed the complaint, it was not validly initiated. Continue reading

RESET

Various Groups have reset the filing of an impeachment complaint against ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales  to the resumption of Congressional Sessions in November.

Lawyer Manuelito Luna says that instead of 3 complaints as they initially planned, the groups will file only one complaint. The Complaints are  the relatives of the SAF 44, Tanggulang Demokrasya,   Vanguard of the Philippine Constitution, Negros Oriental gov roel degamo, former mrt 3 GM al Vitangcol,  Atty. Glen Chong and  Atty Jacinto Paras. The complaint will allege selective justice, inordinate delay in the disposition of cases and an alleged conspiracy plot against the President, including disclosures on a pending investigation.

Luna says these will be subsumed in the grounds of  betrayal of public trust, culpable violation of constiotution and  graft and corruption. Luna says there are already congressmen ready to endorse. Recently President Duterte revealed plans to probe the office of the Ombudsman.

Paras separately said, “We decided to file it on the resumption of session. The members of Congress are on vacation and they cannot physically  sworn their endorsement now. Secondly, we have consolidated the complaints into one, meaning one complaint but many complainants for that complaint.”

Congress is on recess from October 14, 2017 – November 12, 2017