Rep. Tinio on impeachment complaint against Duterte: "We are ready to endorse"

In an interview, ACT Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio said the Makabayan bloc is ready to endorse an impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte for allowing Chinese fishers access to the country’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in the West Philippine Sea.
ACT Party-list Rep. Antonio Tinio / Photo from Philippine Canadian Inquirer

Kung may mamamayan na magpa-file ng impeachment complaint at malinaw ang batayan, definitely we are ready to endorse [the complaint],” Tinio said.

Malinaw na pag-amin ni Pangulong Duterte ‘yun na ‘yung foreign policy na siya ang tanging tagapagtakda, ‘yung foreign policy ng kanyang administration ay direktang lumalabag sa isang malinaw na probisyon ng Konstitusyon, so [it’s] impeachable,” he added.

Tinio said the issue of the West Philippine Sea is already a basis for an impeachment complaint against the president.

"Whether or not it will succeed of course, at this point, it's highly doubtful given the fact that there will be a supermajority in the incoming 18th Congress," said Tinio.

Tinio said it would now be a question of timing which "will depend ultimately on the public."

"There's more than enough basis for an impeachment complaint so it's a matter of timing, of making a judgement whether it's the right time to file an impeachment complaint not just be immediately junked, that will move forward and that will have a broad public support," he said.


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Source: Inquirer
Rep. Tinio on impeachment complaint against Duterte: "We are ready to endorse" Rep. Tinio on impeachment complaint against Duterte: "We are ready to endorse" Reviewed by Nathan Singson on June 28, 2019 Rating: 5

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