Dozens of House lawmakers call for Sandra Cam’s resignation from PCSO

Sandra Cam vs. Rep. Teves| Image capture from ABS-CBN News video via You Tube
  • At least 48 solons have called for Sandra Cam’s resignation from PCSO
  • Cam allegedly verbally abused two lawmakers during the February hearing at the House
  • The solons described Cam’s behavior as “contemptuous’ and “unruly”

MANILA, Philippines – At least 48 members of the House of Representatives have called for the resignation of former-whistleblower-turned-government-official Sandra Cam.

The move was initiated by a resolution filed by Negros Oriental Rep. Arnulfo Teves whom Cam accused of protecting the Small Town Lottery (STL) operations. Teves and Cam had a verbal tussle during the House hearing last month, during which the latter allegedly shouted at the lawmaker.

Teves said Cam launched another verbal abuse at him; even threatening him during subsequent media interviews. He described Cam’s remarks as “contemptuous”.

The newly-appointed Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member made the same attack on Rep. Danilo Suarez, according to Teves.

“Such unruly behavior of Ms. Sandra Cam is a direct affront to this institution,” read the resolution which also wants Cam held in contempt for her abusive behavior.

Aside from Teves and Suarez, the signatories also include Representatives Robert Barbers, Raul del Mar, Mercedes Cagas, Nancy Catamco, Maria Victoria Plaza, Greg Gasataya, Leo Cueva, Carlito Marquez, Harlin Neil Abayon, Eugene Michael de Vera, Julieta Cortuna, Alfredo Barbin, Rene Relampagos, Emmanuel Billiones, Red Durano, Alejandro Mirasol, Peter Calderon, Jocelyn Limkaichong, Glona Labadlabad, Aniceto Bertiz, Jonas Cortes and Luis Campos.

Other lawmakers who signed the resolution are RepresentativesFrancisco Datol, Lito Atienza, Ciriaco Calalang, Manuel Lopez, Anthony Bravo, Lord Allan Velasco, Albee Benitez, Mark Aeron Sambar, Melecio Yap, Franz Alvarez, Wilfredo Caminero, Gil Acosta, Raul Tupas, Emmanuel Madrona, Rosanna Vergara, Magnolia Antonina, Micalea Violago, Mariano Michael Melarde, Rodante Marcoleta, Joseph Stephen Paduano, Noel Villanueva, Aileen Radaza, Ben Evardone and Manuel Sagarbarria.

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