PH president faces third impeachment complaint

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PH president faces third impeachment complaint

The House of Representatives accepted the third valid impeachment complaint against President Benigno Aquino III, filed by former party-list representatives lawmakers and other militant group leaders who belong to the same progressive bloc that filed the first two complaints. This latest complaint accused him of culpable violation of the Constitution for entering an agreement with the United States allowing American troops access to military facilities which allegedly skirted the requirement for a Senate approval and violated the ban on foreign military presence in the Philippines.

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The impeachment complaint over the Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement was filed at the lower chamber while the Senate was grilling the budget secretary and other Aquino Cabinet officials over the controversial spending program, which was implemented by bypassing Congress and violating the budget law. Read the story here.

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