The Palace says President Rodrigo Duterte will not influence the House of Representatives if the impeachment complaint against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno is pursued
Voting 217-4-0, the House of Representatives approves the committee report junking the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte
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The current Rules of Procedure in Impeachment Proceedings state lawmakers may only junk an impeachment complaint after the document's sufficiency in form and substance are assessed
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The House has time-honored processes that protect itself from the tyranny of the majority. But the allies of President Duterte could not be bothered by these when they dismissed the first impeachment complaint against him.
Both senators say there is no rule requiring a complainant to have 'personal knowledge' of accusations, citing the cases of former president Joseph Estrada and former chief justice Renato Corona
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers are still assessing the draft impeachment complaints and may endorse the documents, if they wish to, by August at the earliest
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, one of the complaint's respondents, says the ICC case against him, the President, and other officials is 'baseless'
Almost all the members of committee on justice present vote that the complaint is insufficient in form and substance
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Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also says he will discuss with his party mates the possibility of being co-complainants in the ICC case filed against the President
'Hindi ako abogado na magaling na magpaikot-ikot sa batas. Ako ay dating sundalo. Ang alam ko lamang ay kung paano i-defend ang bansang ito,' says Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano as he holds back tears
(3rd UPDATE) The committee finds the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte insufficient in substance
The House justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance
(UPDATED) In the first hearing on the impeachment complaint against Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, critics and allies debate its sufficiency in form
The justice committee will determine whether or not the impeachment complaint is sufficient in form and substance
But two minority lawmakers – Representatives Lito Atienza and John Bertiz – say Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has been doing a 'good job'
Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he is still studying whether or not to push through with his plan to have Vice President Leni Robredo impeached
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VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio clarifies Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is not behind the complaint and is merely one of the lawmakers they are seeking an endorsement from
Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas shares his target timetable for the impeachment complaint after Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez moved to have it included in the order of business
'Tapusin namin kaagad to [do] away with it or to get it moving as the case may be,' says House Majority Leader Rodolfo Fariñas
(2ND UPDATE) Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says this 'common consensus' was reached during a meeting of 15 LP House majority caucus members with their party chair, Vice President Leni Robredo
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano believes the rift between the two Duterte allies points to cracks in the ruling PDP-Laban
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(UPDATED) In his supplementary impeachment complaint, Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano also alleges that the Philippine leader is forging 'secret deals' with Beijing
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But President Rodrigo Duterte still discourages the filing of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo
'We are asking the people to show indignation towards the actions of our Vice President,' says pro-Duterte lawyer Bruce Rivera
'Wala po tayong ganoon na pangarap. Ang gusto lamang natin ay mapakinggan ang ating mga boses,' Vice President Leni Robredo says in a meeting with supporters
'Kauna-unahan sa kasaysayan ng Pilipinas na mayroong isang napakakapal ng mukha na isang official ng gobyerno ay nagpadala ng [video] clip... para sirain ang ating bansa,' says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez on Vice President Leni Robredo
A group of pro-Duterte lawyers and bloggers claims the Vice President is using her position to spread 'distortions of reality'
'Dapat siguro tignan nila ano nagawa ni Leni na labag sa Saligang Batas, hindi labag sa kanilang pag-iisip,' says the founder of ruling party PDP-Laban
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(UPDATED) 'Guys, lay off....You can do other things but do not tinker with the structure of the government. I will not countenance it,' the President tells those seeking to impeach Vice President Leni Robredo
Interior Secretary Ismael Sueno says Vice President Leni Robredo's criticism of the drug war is affecting the Philippines' standing in the international community
LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says the House of Representatives should just focus on important legislation and not on the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo
Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo says there are many smart lawmakers in the House who will refuse to be used in political infighting
For our sake, we better understand what is happening and act collectively to avert the worst outcome
'You have the Speaker – no less – saying this is an impeachable offense... That already [raises questions] on how fair the process will be,' says vice presidential legal adviser and ex-lawmaker Barry Gutierrez
Marcos loyalists Oliver Lozano and Melchor Chavez, the complainants, accuse Vice President Leni Robredo of betraying public trust. But LP stalwart and Deputy Speaker Miro Quimbo slams the complaint as 'baseless'.
Akbayan Representative Tom Villarin says Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez's plan to file an impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo will be 'construed as vindictive and unfair'
'Si Leni, apurado masyado maging presidente,' says President Rodrigo Duterte, as he slams his critics in a speech in Myanmar
The camp of Vice President Leni Robredo says it is 'business as usual' for them, as they hit President Rodrigo Duterte's allies for 'trying to silence critics'
While his allies and the Palace defend President Rodrigo Duterte from an impeachment case and a possible ICC case, he himself 'welcomes' these
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