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Ethics raps vs Bello’s privilege speech on GMA pushed By Gerry Baldo and Charlie V. Manalo 08/04/2010

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Ethics raps vs Bello’s privilege speech on GMA pushed


By Gerry Baldo and Charlie V. Manalo
08/04/2010
Members of the Lakas Kampi CMD-dominated House minority bloc are planning to file an ethics case against Akbayan Rep. Walden Bello for his “unparliamentary” remarks against former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Arroyo.

Lawyer Raul Lambino, Lakas Kampi CMD spokesman and Elena Bautista Horn, Mrs. Arroyo’s chief of staff, said Bello’s acts were “unparliamentary” and “unethical.”

“This is precisely why his remarks are now being criticized by several members of Congress, together with the plan of filing a complaint with the ethics committee,” Horn said yesterday.

Bello, in his speech lambasted Mrs. Arroyo, saying that corruption was the signature of the Gloria Arroyo presidency and that if her subordinates “behaved like pigs, if the clique and cronies of the previous administration
acted as crocodiles, this is because they had a good example of corruption from the top,” he said.

Bello said Arroyo was a model “not only in corruption and plunder but a model on how to behave with impunity and subvert democratic institutions.”

He said he shares the public’s disgust with the Arroyo government’s “record of orgiastic compensation, brazen manipulation of government agencies and funds for political purposes and massive waste of the people’s money detailed by President Aquino during his State of the Nation Address..... MORE

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