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Noy wrong to order allies against Merci —Marcos By Angie M. Rosales and Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/09/2011

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Noy wrong to order allies against Merci —Marcos

By Angie M. Rosales and Aytch S. de la Cruz 03/09/2011

With President Aquino taking a direct hand in having his allies in the House of Representatives prosecute Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, the proceedings against her are clearly a political move rather than a legal proceeding, Sen. Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. said yesterday.

The marching order given the presidential House allies “created the effect of galvanizing the House members to accelerate the process of impeachment.”

Aquino’s allies in the Senate, however, gave conflicting statements in confirming or denying the participation or even on the order of the President among majority bloc members in the lower house to pursue the impeachment move against Gutierrez.

“It’s his (Aquino’s) prerogative but again it throws into suspicion whether or not their (House members’) vote is a vote based on the merits or a vote based on the partyline. If it’s partyline, then we have introduced partisan politics into the the impeachment process which is perhaps not entirely proper,” Marcos said..... MORE

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