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Singson’s House expulsion depends on HK court decision By Gerry Baldo 01/06/2011

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Singson’s House expulsion depends on HK court decision

By Gerry Baldo 01/06/2011

The final decision of the House of Representatives on the issue of whether or not to expel Ilocos Sur Rep. Ronald Singson as an offshoot of his being charged with drug trafficking in Hong Kong would largely depend on his admission of guilt and the decision of the court, House Speaker Feliciano Belmonte said.

“I think if there’s a final decision there... it’s based on a confession or admission of guilt. I think common sense says you don’t have to start from day one, from scratch and so forth, we can take cognizance of a lot of things,” the Speaker said.

The Speaker explained that at this point in time there is a need for the House ethics committee to gather all pertinent documents including the report of a congressional team headed by the vice chairman of the House committee on justice Marikina Rep. Romero Federico Quimbo who went to Hong Kong to monitor developments in the Singson case..... MORE

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