Rep Manny Pacquiao not signatory to impeach complaint vs Corona

Reresentative Emmanuel “Manny” Pacquiao of the lone Congressional district in Sarangani province was not among the 188 House solons who signed up to the impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Justice Renato Corona. Asked about what he thought about the whole circus surrounding former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in an early December interview, Pacquiao said “We have our laws and she has her lawyers, the law should be upheld.” Pacquiao is considered to be a political ally of Arroyo and was a member of Arroyo’s party when she was President.

The speed with which the impeachment complaint progressed through the Philippines’ House of Representatives is unprecedented. It was reportedly an exercise “to appease an angry President Benigno Aquino III”…

[House Speaker Feliciano] Belmonte and another Liberal Party stalwart, Cavite Representative Joseph E.A. Abaya, revealed that a “furious” President Aquino wanted a “fast” impeachment against Corona after he and seven other Arroyo appointees had issued a temporary restraining order (TRO) to block the travel ban against Arroyo.

Yet earlier, Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte was quoted by ABS-CBN News as saying that the Palace was “not privy to the discussions of the Liberal Party in the House” referring to what at the time were preparations being mounted in the House of Representatives to lodge an impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona.

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Observers have noted that if Aquino succeeds at removing Corona from the Supreme Court and replacing him with a Chief Justice loyal to him, the Second Aquino Administration will be one of the most powerful in Philippine history — commanding obedience from both the Supreme Court and the House of Representatives — an amount of power not seen since the dictatorial regime of former President Ferdinand Marcos.

Navotas Rep. Toby Tiangco reportedly resigned from the Liberal Party recently after being told that the impeachment complaint against Corona was “non-debatable”. He also encouraged Corona to “fight the complaint to maintain the independence and integrity of the Supreme Court.”

Following an impassioned speech delivered by Corona before his supporters yesterday where he affirmed his commitment to do just that, Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda challenged the emerging perception that the Aquino administration was on its way to turning into a dictatorship saying that the Aquinos were themselves victims of a dictatorship which many criticised as a non sequitur (does not follow) argument.

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Look who’s laughing all the way to the bank…

nyek nyek

21 Replies to “Rep Manny Pacquiao not signatory to impeach complaint vs Corona”

  1. “Non-debatable!” That’s the word of the decade to represent another generation of stupid Filipinos.

    President Aquino signed the 1.816-trillion 2012 budget today, December 15, 2011. Meron kayang budget ung mga hindi ng-sign ng impeachment comlaint?

  2. as long as PNoy enjoys the support of the masa i.e. gaining a high approval rating and especially now that national election looms, regardless of how inept he is, expect our yellow congressmen to continue lick the president’s ass. sakay lang ng sakay hanggat mabango pa sa masang tangengot.

    1. questionable naman yang mga surveys na yan, parang PCOS vote lang yan, wala pa election tapos na counting ganyan din mga surveys. Naka program na ang resulta ng surveys, ang questions lang ang pinapalitan para laging win ang retarded president.

    2. the high ratings are just fabrications of stupid surveys owned and paid by the current adminstration. it is NOT representative of the whole PH population.

      1. yeah right, poor Filipino citizens can’t eat statistics when their stomachs are empty..
        stats are just numbers,and totally worthless..

  3. no doubt pacman tio busy at maxim’s casino.
    his 2nd home after that of his mistress.

    if his car did not have gps he would not be able to remember where it is , he is si seldom thete.

    another joke in philippine politics – and we rely on such to take the country forward.
    no wonder the whole thing is a circus.
    give him a banana

  4. at least si Pacquiao ubusin man niya ang pera niya sa kanya talaga yon pinaghirapan hindi nakaw tulad ng ginagawa sa kasalukuyan gobyerno.

    1. and how he spends hard earnt money is his choice – however flaunting wealth in the face of poverty is not so clever and definitely not politically astute and also he can be judged separately as a politician since it was his choice.
      he says he wants to be president. personally that remark alone shows his stupidity or the fact that the country continues to be happy electing has been actors and end of career entertainers to run a country!!
      the cycle of stupidity and poverty continues but i can assure you in makati the politicians dont give it a second thought as they spend your money at sofitel, local ktv bars etc
      pacquaio will be toletated whilst he spends mo.ey on them and helps boost their popularity but they laugh at him behind his back

  5. At least 88% of people say ‘ they are facing 2012 with hope’ – pulse asia 15 dec 2012

    The 51% ‘self-assessed poor’ were too busy worrying about the future to answer.
    The rest were packing their bags to leave

    “By the skilful and sustained use of propaganda one can make people see even heaven as hell, or an extremely wretched life as paradise”
    Adolf hitler

  6. Yeah, look who’s laughing all the way to the bank. As for the rest of us Filipinos, I dread to imagine what we’re in for for the next 5 years.

  7. Wala naman yatang paki itong si Pacquiao. Puro projects at co-authoring lang ang madalas gawin. Play safe na lang siguro, kahit di naman sya bumoto sure pass yan eh. Imagine majority ng congress pro-admin.

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