Opposition senator says impeach threat is ‘worrisome’


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Minority Senator JV Ejercito, who has filed a resolution to investigate the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP), warned of a constitutional crisis as a result of President Benigno Aquino III’s defiance of a Supreme Court ruling. “Clearly, the President threatened the Supreme Court members with impeachment…This is worrisome as the chief executive has a feeling of invincibility at this point,” Ejercito said. In defending the DAP, Aquino in his address to the nation said, “We do not want two equal branches of government to go head to head, needing a third branch to step in to intervene.”

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