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

CARETAKER

House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez has not yet picked a caretaker congressman for Batanes.

This after the death of Henedina Razon-Abad last Sunday. “Batanes di ko pa alam. normally ako binibigyan kong galang yung pamilya courtesy ba kung sino rrecomend nila binibigyan ko ng weight yun congressman dapat member ng HoR.”

asked if he will stick to previous practice to pick the neighboring congressman as caretaker, Alvarez said,”Hindi kaya nga sabi ko binibigyan ko ng courtesy yung family parang yung ginawa ko sa iba ayaw ko naman na  iba yung standard na apply ko bawat mababakanteng posisyon.”