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    First impeachment complaint vs Duterte filed



    Arrested drug suspects are cuffed with plastic tie cables following a raid by agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) at an informal settlers' community inside the sprawling compound of a public cemetery Thursday in suburban Quezon city northeast of Manila. The drug raid came at a time that a Philippine lawmaker has filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for the thousands of deaths in his anti-drug crackdown and for alleged corruption. | AP

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    MANILA – An impeachment complaint was filed Thursday in the Philippine Congress against President Rodrigo Duterte, citing alleged involvement in extrajudicial killings in the government’s drug war, graft and corruption as grounds for removing him from office.

    Rep. Gary Alejano of the opposition Magdalo Party-List lodged the complaint against Duterte in the House of Representatives, a day after it went on a three-week break.

    “According to the complaint that we filed, we believe that because of the crimes and the violations against our Constitution, the president has to be made accountable on the following basis,” Alejano said, citing numerous grounds for the ouster.

    The motion asserts Duterte should be impeached for bribery, betrayal of public trust and violating the Constitution, by inducing the national police and vigilante groups to kill suspects in a government campaign against illegal drugs.

    The complaint alleges that around 8,000 people have been killed in the Philippines since Duterte took office last June in the crackdown on illicit drugs.

    The complaint further alleges more than 1,400 people were killed through summary executions during Duterte’s tenure as mayor of Davao, the largest city on the Philippine southernmost main island of Mindanao.

    In addition, the impeachment complaint alleges Duterte benefited from graft and corruption in the hiring of city workers there.

    Issues of unexplained wealth were included in the impeachment complaint, which alleged that the Duterte family is hiding a fortune of 2.2 billion pesos ($43.86 million), which was not disclosed as required by laws pertaining to government officials.

    Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella branded the filing of the complaint part of the opposition’s larger effort to destabilize the government.

    Under Philippine law, the process of impeaching a president starts in the House of Representatives, where only a third of the lower house’s 292 members must approve for the matter to proceed to the Senate. A two-thirds vote of the 24-member Senate is then required to remove a president from office.
    Opposition lawmaker files impeachment complaint against Duterte over extrajudicial killings, graft | The Japan Times

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    MANILA, Philippines (Updatedd 10:55 a.m.) — A congressman allied to Sen. Antonio Trillanes filed an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte at the House of Representatives on Thursday for alleged betrayal of public trust and corruption.

    Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano showed the first page of the complaint to reporters indicating a possible violation of the Constitution, engagement in bribery and "other high crimes" on the part of Duterte under Sections 2 and 3 of the 1987 Charter.

    At a news briefing following the filing of the complaint, Alejano said there are at least five grounds for the possible ouster of Duterte, the strongest of which is the "state policy of killing drug offenders.

    "Yung pagpapatay ng mga Pilipino na hindi man lang dumaan sa proseso, democratic processes na mayroon tayo sa ngayon, ang paglabag ng rule of law and due process. At mahigit na po 8,000 ang namatay sa ngayon (The killing of Filipinos without undergoing judicial and democratic processes, and the violation of the rule of law)," he said.

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    The party-list also saw Duterte's tenure as mayor of Davao City to be riddled with graft and corruption and the employment of a liquidation team that killed 1,400 individuals over the past decades.

    "Graft and corruption, napapaloob po dito ang kanyang bank accounts, marami ho ito. Around P2.2 billion at hindi man lang ho ito nai-declare sa kanyang SALN, at kasama ho rito ang mga properties na hindi po niya dineclare sa kanyang SALN (Duterte has a number of bank accounts amounting to P2.2 billion that was not disclosed in his statement of assets, liabilities and net worth)," Alejano claimed.

    He also alleged that the Davao CIty government employed 11,000 ghost employees when Duterte was mayor.

    Alejano said the group is still studying whether Duterte had a "secret agreement" with China, specifically in allowing its ships' presence in Benham Rise, an undersea territory east of Luzon that extends the Philippines' continental shelf.

    The impeachment complaint, however, is likely to be heavily opposed in a lower chamber controlled by a so-called supermajority allied to the president. At the voting on the revival of the death penalty last week, the majority had a commanding vote of 217 against 54 in favor of the controversial measure.

    Presidential spokesperson Ernesto Abella, meanwhile, dismissed the impeachment complaint as part of the "larger scheme of things," referring to the so-called destabilization plot oft-cited by Duterte's officials. — Camille Diola
    First impeachment complaint vs Duterte filed | Headlines, News, The Philippine Star | philstar.com

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    This guy really is a totally fucked up individual with an extremely punchable face.

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    Don't hold your breath.

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    ^ It'll never happen of course.

    With the blood on that guys hands its surprising anyone would try impeachment.

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    He is coming here next week at the invitation of our great leader.

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    2 peas in a pod then. Jerkin each other off about how good of a job they both do & how much people love them.

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    I guess the congressman is about to have an accident.

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    Yep. Or get caught affiliating with drug dealers somehow

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