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Uncertain vote FRONTLINE Ninez Cacho-Olivares 03/21/2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Uncertain vote

FRONTLINE
Ninez Cacho-Olivares
03/21/2011
Bullying tactics are being resorted to by Noynoy and his boys in getting Merci Gutierrez impeached by the House on a plenary vote, and there appears to be strong proof of this threatening stance of the Palace occupant and his House lapdogs.

A threatening text message from Cavite Rep. Joseph Emilio Abaya has made the congressional rounds, the gist of which is that those congressmen who will abstain, or absent themselves, or vote no to the impeachment complaint in plenary will not be given their pork barrel. The pork barrel given was still that of last year, and the 2011 pork barrel is still being dangled by Noynoy.

It certainly looks like the Liberal Party, despite its boast of having well over 150 yes votes to impeach Merci, may not have the numbers at all, which is why Noynoy’s LPs reportedly are in a panic mode these days.
Abaya, LP’s secretary general, according to the text message that has been circulated among lawmakers, stated that it should be made clear to “LP and non-LPs” that “those who will vote no or absent/abstain on impeachment will get ‘0’ as in zero.”

“At least there should not be any blame laid that there was no forewarning,” Abaya’s reported text message in Taglish said..... MORE

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