SolGen backs Speaker Alvarez's impeachment bid vs VP Robredo
Posted: 2017-Mar-20 23.01.14 UTC+0800
MANILA — Solicitor General Jose Calida said that he will support House Speaker Pantaleon "Bebot" Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo over the latter's video to the United Nations Commission on Narcotic Drugs where she criticized the conduct of the administration's anti-drug campaign.
"I fully understand and support the sentiment of Speaker Bebot Alvarez that VP Robredo should be rightfully condemned for slandering and selling out our country and its leaders before the UN Commission on Narcotics Drugs," Calida said in a statement Sunday.
"VP Robredo debased her office and herself by betraying the trust of our people. Worse, she shamelessly pandered to the desperate desire of Yellow Cult to depose President Duterte which if successful, will immensely benefit her. Obviously, the carping VP Robredo has joined the ranks of the destabilizers," he added.
Caldia said Robredo will reap the people's wrath and contempt for her treasonous act.
The top government counsel said he will provide legal assistance to Alvarez's possible impeachment complaint against the Vice Preisdent.
"In the event that the Speaker will initiate the impeachment of VP Robredo, my office will gladly lend its legal services to such endeavor," he noted. (PNA)