Alejano cries ‘double standard’ in House handling of impeach raps vs Sereno
Magdalo partylist Rep. Gary Alejano, who tried but failed to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte in May after his complaint was found insufficient in substance, cited “double standards” in the handling of the House of Representatives committee on justice of impeachment complaints.
In a series of posts on Twitter, he said the committee’s finding of sufficiency of form and substance of the Sereno complaint by lawyer Larry Gadon did not apply the same standards the members used in dismissing his own complaint against Duterte.
“1st double standard of House Justice Comm: allowing the impeachment complainant to deliver opening statement. In my case, I was not allowed,” he said.
“2nd double standard of House Justice Comm: complainant was just allowed to swear on the truthfulness of verification. In my case, I was not,” Alejano said.
“3rd double standard of House Justice Comm: justified newspaper clippings of complainant as basis. In my case, it was dismissed as hearsays,” he added.”
“4th double standard of House Justice Comm: contents of complaint be tackled at the hearing proper. Mine, was questioned at the 1st stage,” he concluded.