House won’t endorse impeachment complaints

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  • House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro says lawmakers won’t endorse impeachment cases
  • This comes after PBA Representative Jericho Nograles said more impeachment cases will come against Robredo
  • Congress will convene again on July 24 for President Duterte’s SONA

House Deputy Speaker Fredenil Castro said the members of the House of Representatives are not keen on endorsing impeachment cases.

Asked about the statement of a fellow House member that there will soon be an impeachment case against Vice President Leni Robredo and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, Castro said there is no “triggering point” for the endorsement of these cases.

“I do not see anyone is interested to endorse the impeachment against Robredo. I do not see also anyone interested to endorse  the impeachment against Morales,” Castro was quoted in an article posted on Abante.

PBA Representative Jericho Nograles said last Sunday there will be three more impeachment complaints to be filed against Robredo by August.

Congress is set to convene on July 24 when President Rodrigo Duterte delivers his second state of the nation address.

Prior to Congress taking a break, several impeachment threats have been lodged against Robredo and one against Morales. No endorsement, however, came from the lawmakers, which is a requirement under House rules.

The impeachment case against Duterte, filed by Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano, was quickly shut down by the House leadership.