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Snags seen in Senate’s summons for Iggy By Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo and Charlie V. Manalo 08/18/2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Snags seen in Senate’s summons for Iggy

By Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo and Charlie V. Manalo 08/18/2011

Try as it might, the Senate can hardly compel Negros Occidental Rep. Ignacio “Iggy” Arroyo, brother of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, to attend the Senate blue ribbon committee hearing without breaching the traditional inter-parliamentary courtesy between the two houses of Congress.
Even an invitation for the congressman to attend the hearing can be snubbed.

The Senate has tried another tack: It is now asking the congressman to submit in writing or the execution of an affidavit where Iggy will detail, under oath, his claims on his alleged involvement in the transactions of their family-owned company, LTA Inc., with businessman Archibald Po.

But even this can be ignored by the younger Arroyo.

As senators, as well as the congressmen, pressed to have the presence of Iggy, they are split on whether the Senate probers can compel Iggy to testify before the panel, should he refuse to bow to the Senate’s “jurisdiction.”.... MORE

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