Manila, Philippines –
As expected, President Arroyo’s allies in the Lower House junked the impeachment complaint filed by Joey de Venecia by a majotiry vote of 42-8 among the members of the justice committee.
Though sufficiency in substance may have been established through the recital of facts, pro-administration congressmen who voted against the impeachment complaint still argued that offenses included in the complaint are mere rehash. This decision will now be endorsed by the committee to the plenary for possible adoption or predicted rejection. (more…)