Veteran lawyer and prominent social media personality Atty. Bruce Villafuerte Rivera lambasts Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on his statements that Pres. Duterte’s allies in the House of Representatives used the impeachment treat against VP Leni as a “bargaining chip,” to convince their colleagues not to support the impeachment complaint that Rep.
Veteran lawyer and prominent social media personality Atty. Bruce V. Rivera lambasts Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano on his statements that Pres. Duterte’s allies in the House of Representatives used the impeachment treat against VP Leni as a “bargaining chip,” to convince their colleagues not to support the impeachment complaint that Rep. Alejano filed against the Chief Executive.
Due to the statement released by Rep. Alejano in an interview with Inquirer, Atty. Rivera reacted on social media as he posted that “Ang kapal ng apog nitong kumag na ito. Panuorin mo ang replay ng committee deliberations mo at kung gaano katanga ang mga sagot mo,” Rivera stated.
Rep. Alejano alleged that members of the so-called supermajority in the lower chamber could have negotiated with Robredo’s allies and possibly offered not to pursue the impeachment threat against the Vice President in exchange of not backing his complaint against Pres. Duterte.
According to Atty. Bruce V. Rivera, the spokesperson of Impeach Leni Team stated on his social media that Rep. Alejano should not implicate the impeachment case against VP Leni and accused it as a bargaining chip in order for them not to pursue their complaint.
Atty. Rivera also noted that the Impeach Leni Team will not waste time of exerting enough efforts for the impeachment complaint if it will be used as a bargaining only. He also stated that even Pres. Duterte could not stop them on their effort to impeach VP Leni.
Here’s the Complete Statement of Atty. Bruce Rivera:
Ang kapal talaga ng apog nitong kumag na ito. Panuorin mo ang replay ng committee deliberations mo at kung gaano katanga ang mga sagot mo. Sana nagpasama ka kay Sandok para kahit papano may masagot siya na legal argument. Kasi kung ako ang kasama mo dun, simple lang sasabihin ko. The impeachment process is a political process and not a judicial proceeding. Strict adherence to the rules on evidence may not be espoused in the interest of substantial justice. Para at least, may lusot ang kamangmangan na ginawa ninyo.
Pero, por Diyos por Santo por favor por bida…hwag mong idamay ang impeachment ni Leni bilang bargaining chip para hwag isulong ang PRD impeachment. Bakit kamo??
Una, bakit kami maghihirap gumawa ng complaint kung ipambabargain lang naman pala. May naunang Lozano complaint. Eh di yun na lang sana.
Pangalawa, sinuway namin ang utos ng Pangulo na hwag na magfile ng impeachment kay Lugaw. Desisyon namin yun.
Pangatlo, sa palagay mo ba magpapagamit kami at hayaan namin na magmukhang tanga kaming gawing kasangkapan ng mga kongresista.
Pang-apat, nakita niyo ba ang ginawa ninyong complaint?
Bilang spokesperson ng Impeach Leni Movement, ito lang ang sasabihin namin:
Maghintay muna tayo at hwag isipin na patay na ang impeachment na naifile namin. Kasi hindi pa tapos ang laban. Alam ng mga kongresista na galit ang taumbayan sa ating Bise.
At pwede naming ipaalala sa kanilang mga botante kung ano ang ginawa nila sa impeachment ni Leni. Karamihan sa members ng aming grupo ay nakapagpanalo na ng President dahil lamang sa ingay na ginawa namin.
Kaya din po namin magpatalo ng isang kandidato. Itaga niyo yan sa singit niyong yellow.