Senator's son is prosecution's deputy spokesperson
MANILA, Philippines - The House prosecution panel has assigned Aurora Rep. Juan Edgardo "Sonny" Angara as its deputy spokesperson.
"I will be deputy to Congressman Miro Quimbo," Angara confirmed to Rappler.com
Sonny is the son of Senator Edgardo Angara, who will sit as a judge in the impeachment trial against Chief Justice Renato Corona. House committee on justice chairman and lead prosecutor Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. maintained there is no conflict of interest.
"The Senator will not be a court judge. He will be a political judge," Tupas told Rappler.com
Sonny was initially assigned as alternate prosecutor. He said he prefers the new assignment. "There's no conflict of interest. I will have no actual participation in the trial. I'm just a spokesperson," Sonny said.
Aside from Sonny, they also plan to make Quezon Rep. Lorenzo "Erin" Tanada a spokesperson. - Rappler.com