Saturday, December 16, 2017

Madami pa tayong gagawin! Erice says impeachment is waste of time

By Xave Gregorio

Caloocan City 2nd District Rep. Edgar Erice hit the impeachment hearings of the House Committee on Justice as a waste of time as he said the committee has already decided on the fate of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

“Palagay ko the Committee on Justice is just wasting their time. Marami kaming dapat pagtuunan ng pansin at meroon na naman pong grand conclusion,” Erice said.

“Maraming proposals, mga pending bills na naisasantabi dahil nga dito sa impeachment committee na ito,” he said.

Aside from the House’s jampacked legislative agenda, the lawmaker also said the justice committee’s hearings will only be duplicated in the Senate when it sits as an impeachment court.

Erice also said the justice committee’s “fishing expedition” only aims to vilify Sereno to sway public opinion.

Sereno is facing an impeachment complaint before the House Justice Committee, which has been endorsed by 30 members of the House of Representatives.

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