Articles of Impeachment against Philippine President Benigno ‘Noynoy’ Aquino III

noynoy_aquino_394As I was going through the articles of impeachment against Philippine Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona, I began to realise how so much of the complaint against the Chief Justice is based on circumstantial assertions. I thought, hey, if this drivel of an impeachment complaint passed Congress, I’ll bet I can draft one against President Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III that will hold far more water and (in principle, at least) easily make the grade.

So herewith are the five articles of my stab at such an impeachment complaint against the President of the Philippines:

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ARTICLE I: Underhanded herding of 188 members the House of Representatives into an expedited lodging of an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

The expedited initiative involved, among other things, a potential bullying of representatives into signing the complaint without reading it and the gathering of the required numbers as to bypass committee hearings or floor debates. According to former Senate Majority Leader Francisco S. Tatad…

“In making the congressmen sign an unread document in exchange for certain tangible gifts, P-Noy unduly risked his political reputation for being previously incorrupt. Critics see him now as the first corruptor of Congress.

“In their view, he has made himself impeachable in the very act of impeaching the Chief Justice. He, rather than Corona, should be the one impeached for culpable violation of the Constitution, bribery, corruption, betrayal of public trust and other high crimes.”

Some representatives of the House had earlier testified to a “furious” President Aquino demanding that the lodging of the impeachment complaint be fast-tracked and that the compliance of the 188 signatories was largely an exercise “to appease an angry President”.

ARTICLE II: Reckless neglect of the interests of public health and safety resulting in preventable wholesale loss of life arising from excessive focus of public attention and state resources on efforts to deprive former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo of Constitutionally-guranteed personal liberties.

By the admission of Malacañang spokesman Edwin Lacierda himself, in a news report

[…] the Aquino administration did not heed or give enough attention to the report of the Climate Change Congress of the Philippines, which had warned that Cagayan de Oro, the city that, along with Iligan, was most devastated by Sendong, could suffer what Metro Manila’s Marikina went through during 2009’s storm “Ondoy.”

The distraction was reportedly attributed to a preoccupation with “clearing the landmines” laid by the previous administration of former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

ARTICLE III: Downgrading of the Philippines’ already inadequate state of disaster preparedness arising from the President’s veto of budget normally allocated to the disaster response or “Calamity” fund.

The recent devastation wrought by Typhoon Sendong is widely viewed to have been exacerbated by a lack of resources at the disposal of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (NDRRMC). Such a decision involving the deprivation of an agency critical to public safety of much-needed funds can be considered to be a criminal offense in light of Section 19, “Prohibited Acts” of R.A. 10121, “Philippine Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Act of 2010”, which lists “(a) Dereliction of duties which leads to destruction, loss of lives, critical damage of facilities and misuse of funds” punishable by fining, imprisonment, and “perpetual disqualification from public office if the offender is a public officer” among others.

ARTICLE IV: Potential conflict of interest arising from familial affiliation with Jose “Peping” Cojuangco Jr who is a major shareholder and senior executive in Hacienda Luisita Inc which holds the Hacienda Luisita plantation in Tarlac Province that is currently the subject of a Supreme Court ruling to subject it to the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Program (CARP).

Hacienda Luisita Inc (HLI) is reportedly insolvent and is approaching a 2014 deadline for subjection to the CARP. The justices of the Philippine Supreme Court had in early December 2011 unanimously voted to lift a temporary restraining order (TRO) on the CARP being applied to HLI that had been in effect since 2005. The Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona is currently the defendant in the impeachment case described in ARTICLE I of this complaint.

This conflict of interest may already be becoming evident, depending on the veracity of reports that Cojuangco feudal clan elders exert inappropriate influence over the President and members of the House of Representatives…

The Tribune source said that the plot to oust Corona was hatched at the Bahay Matanda, the ancestral house of the Cojuangcos after elderly members of the Cojuangco clan reportedy [sic] berated President Aquino for attacking members of the High Court which they believe was the reason the SC justices revoked the stock distribution option and ordered the distribution of the [Hacienda Luisita] sugar estate to its tenants.

“From the time of (President Ramon) Magsasay, the hacienda land was never lost. When Martial Law came, we still did not lose our land. GMA (Gloria Arroyo) and Cory had a fight during GMA’s presidency, we Cojuangcos still did not lose our land. Now that that you (Noynoy) are president, we lose the hacienda!”, the Tribune source quoted an elderly Cojuangco as he berated Aquino in the vernacular.

“You are the reason for our loss of the hacienda, because even the Supreme Court you had to fight with!,” the elderly Cojuangco was further quoted as telling the President.

ARTICLE V: Conduct inconsistent with that of a statesman and unbecoming of a President of the Republic.

There are many instances where the President exhibited a shortfall in his skill and acumen as a statesman and a stunted control over emotions that befit a leader of the Filipino people over the last year and a half of his administration. The character of his rule is made most acutely evident in a speech before the First National Criminal Justice Summit held at Centennial Hall, Manila Hotel on Monday 5th December 2011 delivered by the President in which he mounted an uncalled-for verbal attack on the Chief Justice who was sitting just a few metres away. Such behaviour is widely seen to be unprofessional under any circumstances (not just within the context of that of a high-ranking government official) and could even be considered to be an insult to the entire legal profession.

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The above easily outclasses the impeachment complaint against the Chief Justice. Never before has the Philippines been ruled by a President more incompetent and unfit, and the above articles encapsulate only a tiny subset of the vast landscape of this incompetence and ill fittedness.

Having said all that (and after having framed the above complaint), I still believe Noynoy should complete the rest of his term. Filipinos deserve the next four and a half years of his rule. President Noynoy Aquino represents the answer to Filipinos’ prayers. The President, after all, believes that God is “on his side” (at least the God of Roman Catholic Filipinos).

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Fauxx
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Then by principle, I should sign this first then read it later

ahehe
Guest

Ahehe. ako din. Pirmahan ko muna. Mamaya/bukas/makalawa ko na lang babasahin.

Vincenzo B. Arellano
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Wlang mangyayari dyan ksi alam ng mga kongresista ang tama. Tulungan mo nalang ang gobyerno by telling the truth about Coronas utang na loob kay Gloria.

Impeach PNOY
Guest

what’s the matter vincenzo?

scared that people will get bright ideas like this?

iiyak na yan o.

iiyak na yan…

Vincenzo B. Arellano
Guest

Hnd mwawala ang tiwala ng taumbayan kay Tito Noy dhil gngwa nya ang trabaho nya ng mlinis at maayos. Araw araw nga dumarami ang supporters nya ksi npapansin na nila na patungong daan matuwid tlga ang landas ng bansa.

Impeach PNOY
Guest

vincenzo, pakitanong mo sa mga residente ng cagayan de oro at iligan kung dumami sa kanila ang sumusuporta sa tito noy mo ha. mukha ngang dumadami*.

*ang naniniwalang dapat ma-impeach si pnoy

IMPEACH & OUST PNOY
Guest

D mo talaga matanggap na marami ang nawawalan na ng pasyensya sa tito noy mo. Tanungin mo pa sa CDO at iligan. Makikita mo na halos lahat sila galit sa tito noy mo dahil sa kababayaan niya!

nicky
Guest

who told you so…wala nga tiwala tao sa kanya dahil he is preparing the country to communist rule…he’s now trying to maintain his tight grip to his presidential seat as he is scared , the tide of chance is turning over…and when it comes siya naman ang igigisa ng taong bayan sa mga kawlanghiyaan na ginagawa niya simula sa kaniyang kanununuan at sa kasalukuyan lahi ni Penoy…the whole aquino/cojuanco clan are all fraud…mga salot ng bayan….

bogusman
Member

sa amin sa pampanga at tarlac walang naniniwala kay Pnoy. Alam kc namin kung ano sya.More icing will not make ur rotten cake yummy.

virginia evardo Ballentos
Guest
tama, dadami ang followers ni Noynoy dahil ginampanan niya ang tungkulin sa alisin ang mga tiwaling naglilingkod sa bayan,iniisip lang ang sariling kapakanan, Dapat isipin nila ang kapakanan ng taumbayan na maraming naghihirap sana i-share nalang ni Chief Justice Corona ang Dollars deposite nya sa mga mahihirap na taumbayan para maski papaano may kaunting Dangal pa siya.Tutal ang kayamanan ay hindi niya madadala sa langit.Dito sa lupa makalusot siya pero sa langit ang Diyos na ang uusig at Maghusga sa mga taong sinungaling ang lahat ng ito ay may katapusan. kaya tama na,baka uusigin tayo ng consinsiya at may panahon… Read more »
DaidoKatsumi
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@virginia evardo Ballentos: I’m very disappointed. Even God is also disappointed on what you’re doing. It’s OK for Corona to his dollar accounts if he wants to. But the question is: will you break the LAW just to give justice? Hindi pwedeng maitama ng isang mali ang isa pang mali so you’re logic is very flawed. Christian ako. Pero hindi ako nagpapauto sa mga taong hindi marunong mag-isip, lalung-lalo na ang mga taong may alam sa batas. Para saan pa ang utak? Oh yeah, you love to oppress the poor farmers of Hacienda Luisita because Corona gave justice to those… Read more »
OUST PNOY!
Guest

…how sure are you that his followers are increasing?
…surveys?
…hahaha.
…silly!

Anonymous
Guest

Your tito noy will soon face impeachment
The END is near for your tito noy’s administration
May mangyayari dyan kasi malapit na magsawa ang tao sa kasakiman ng tito noy mo!

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Hyden Toro
Guest

@Vincenzo…How about the Hacienda Luisita? The Aquinos and the Cojuangcos, are the biggest Swindlers of the century…

Der Fuhrer
Guest

@Nutzi Vincenzo

Come on Vincenzo prove that your beloved dictator Mr. Aquino has God on his side. Let him lead all the impeachment signing congressmen towards the outer breakwater. Just all of you walk on water to the port side of the U.S. Embassy grounds. Pleeease! LoL.

Ginamos
Guest

Vincenzo B. Arellano – Isa jud ka sa pinakadakong AMAW ug BOANG2x na TAE sa Pilipinas.. Hala kan.a na imung YELLOW PRAYD.

Daghan nawadlan ug kinabuhi diri sa Iligan sa inyong kaboang.

sNiTcH
Guest

ask the cebuanos 🙂 the president that did nothing in cebu… expect us to like him?

its a NO! NO!

a simple request from our mayor to fix our market.. the answer of your tito noy is NO..

impeach that crap president….

nelson ongpauco
Guest

mga bisaya magasawa na lang kayo ng amerkano para umasenso kayo datina ninyong kawain ito ..

nelson ongpauco
Guest

mga visaya kung magaasawa koyo ng amerkanong matanda puwede bang huwag ninyong kakaliwain dahil kaming mga pilipino dito sa amerika ay binibigyan ninyo ng kahihiyan gaya ng ginawa nung bisayang asawa ng kasama ko sa trabaho dalawng katarbaho ko ang niloko ninyo ..ang kapal ng mukha ninyo ang tatapang ng mga sikmura ninyo ..tuwi nakikita namin nalalakad kayo na kasama ang matandang asawa ninyo nahihiya kami na makita kayo ng ibang lahi dahil pati kami ay nadadaman.

OUST PNOY!
Guest

…i agree with you @sNiTcH.
…i did not notice any project given to the cebuanos by the president.

Noysucks
Guest

Ooooh! Wanna follow your Tito Noy to hell? So be it!

Gabs Narazo
Guest

this is good. and yes, i bet it holds more than what this current president has.

kyt
Guest

(wide grin)

Vincenzo B. Arellano
Guest

Yan ang hnd mangyayari. Iilan lang kayong fans si Gloria eh.

Impeach PNOY
Guest

o rly?

bakit apektado ka?

siguro dahil alam mong kahit kaming mga hindi pro-gloria eh naniniwalang dapat ma-impeach si pnoy, ‘no?

ano, iiyak ka na?

sige pa, maglabas pa kayo ng survey. show us how desperate you yellows are.

Parallax
Guest
speaking of survey, @benign0: perhaps there is a way to have sws employees and pulseasia employees (separately) demonstrate to the filipino people that their “survey results” are not fabricated or cherry-picked. there must be some law that is violated if they are found to be releasing “results” selectively, omitting disfavorable results, or falsifying survey responses and tallies. sws and pulseasia employees should be held FULLY ACCOUNTABLE for what they tell people. if they only tell people real survey results from properly done surveys without omitting unfavorable details or tweaking the numbers, then they should have nothing to worry about. imagine… Read more »
Honeypot
Guest

Just like what they did during the past election. Fabricating surveys in order to make the public believe that majority likes that President of a retard while the media is continuously illuminating that self-righteous swindlers using their programs for promotional tactics including that sister of his who have nothing else to do but babble about her life and how great their family is. Survey firms are paid to create surveys that would be pleasing to those who pay them. Useless set of datas.

OUST PNOY!
Guest

…surveys are unreliable.
…they can be manufactured just like the evidences during the trial of cj corona.

nelson ongpauco
Guest

kawawa naman kayong mga tuta ni arroyo natatagap ninyo na magnanakaw si arroyo pero hindi niyo mabigyan ng pagkakataon na mapatunmayan ni pinoy na linisin ang kurap ng mga tao sa gobyerno..siguro natatakot kayong masabit sa kaso ni arroyo

IMPEACH & OUST PNOY
Guest

Still uttering the same nonsense are we vincenzoidiot??
Lumang tugtugin na iyan gunggong

Charmaine
Guest

You’re sad tricks won’t work here buddy.

Charmaine
Guest

^^^^
I was referring to the yellow zombies who keep on trolling in this site.

Der Fuhrer
Guest

@Nutzi Vincenzo

Ascend to the sky with the signatory congressmen led by the dictator Aquino! Come on! You said God is on his side. Perform a miracle in his Name st. BadNoy! LoL.

domo
Guest

What’s the matter vincensus ignoramus? Being very desperate now that you can’t think of any attack to us but “we’re pro-arroyos”? You really need to be tied up with a straight jacket and send you to a mental hospital.

Kitchie
Guest

I beg to differ, most of the visitors here are not Gloria fans nor anti-PNoy. We are just voicing what we think is needed for the better of our economy.

Dean
Guest

not just our economy but our country.

kurdapia
Guest

indeed!

LEO
Guest

IMPEACH HIM!!!

Hyden Toro
Guest
The Hacienda Luisita issue will be like an Albatross, hanging around the neck of Noynoy Aquino. This was what I wrote a few years ago, in a comment Blog…What you treasure most; if you cling to it, will be your downfall. Whether: Wealth, Power, Lust for Power, Sexual Lust, etc… Divine Source knows where to hit you, in the most painful way. We have seen power come and go…even wealth…Nothing is permanent in this world… Noynoy Aquino has made a lot of mistakes already…he is the one who deserved to be impeached…the Aquino and the Cojuangco families want to turn… Read more »
Terra
Guest

Benigno you’re such is such a genius, love it. 🙂

Terra
Guest

Oopss….typo error, cancel the “is such”. :

Charmaine
Guest

We need another viral video from Pinoy Monkey Pride!

kurdapia
Guest

yeah!

koi
Guest

ang taba na siguro ni Vicenzo. you guys keep on feeding the yellow troll. death by jaundice and obesity.

Anonymous
Guest

this vincenzo troll is way too easy to counter troll
We constantly counter troll him every time he shows his ugly face here and starts spreading yellow crap.

abnoynoy
Guest

mas matibay to kaysa sa tsamba tsambang impeachment vs cj corona. i’ll support this

JahCdeO
Guest

Amen to that. And I second Terra’s remark about the author of this post being a genius. A few more of this kind of intelligent posts and I think this retard president will fall. 🙂

jay
Guest

“In our age there is no such thing as ‘keeping out
of politics.’ All issues are political issues, and
politics itself is a mass of lies, evasions, folly,
hatred and schizophrenia”
George Orwell

cesarginete
Guest

I think I should be a congressman; I’ve read all these articles of impeachment LOL. And I want to sign. Now na!

Jose Maria Espiritu
Guest

where to sign? dali dali! show me the papers! 🙂

Der Fuhrer
Guest

We forgot to add one more article. His giving all the advantages to his MILF and left of center socialist friends. This included the cash donations too.

I saw a pattern. BadNoy declared a Christmas ceasefire. The CPP-NPA took advantage by murdering people and doing destruction. He has left of center associates with him. Is he being assisted in pacifying the peasants of HLI?

Why was 300 hectares of sugarcane burned in HLI? Is there a split between BadNoy leftist associates and mainstream left?

Der Fuhrer
Guest
Heil Der Nutzi Fuhrer! The greatest Nutzi mind of the master Nutzi yellow race! Watch him as he destroys his perceived enemies in personalities and institutions! Watch him as he destroys democracy, society, culture and mindset! Der Nutzi Fuhrer loves sedition! He divides and conquers the people! He coddles and re-builds the empire of the Nutzi master yellow race! He turns to chaos and anarchy as a strategy to gain absolute power! Der great Nutzi Fuhrer has no morals, no scruples and no principles! His corruption will soon become infamous! Watch him as he tries to destroy the nation and… Read more »
alconce
Guest

When Noynoy claims he is on “Gods’ side” we should worry.

OUST PNOY!
Guest

…his actions or shall i say political persecutions do not reflect his claims.
…Que lastima!

Frank
Guest

I call first dibs on one of the extended hands of that giant Mary statue in front of Robinson’s Galleria. Best seat in the house. 😀

Danielle
Guest

I call dibs on the other Mary hand!

Shauna Kramer
Guest

Hello Getrealphilippines,
I just stumbled across this and, I would need the reply correct absent due to the fact that we have a debate related to Manny Villar vs. Noynoy Aquino…and I belong to Noynoy…I just want your viewpoints..pls…thank you!
Great Job!

Domingo Arong
Guest

The Corona impeachment, trial, conviction and subsequent removal will most certainly lay down a precedent–the precedent that the exercise of the cherished individual right of every Filipino to express an opinion (human rights advocates call “freedom of speech”) as a member of a collegial body mandated under the Constitution to be wielded as a sacred duty is punishable by impeachment and removal from office, if the entities the Constitution entrusts to determine what constitutes an impeachable offense declare that the opinion so expressed is and, hence, impeachable.