Anti-corruption commission: Robredo's support to UN resolution may cause her to be impeached

According to the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC), Vice-President Leni Robredo could be impeached for endorsing the resolution adopted by the United Nations Human Rights (UNHRC) seeking to review the country’s war on illegal drugs.
PACC commissioner Atty. Manuelito Luna and VP Leni Robredo / Composite photos from GMA Network and RMN

"Vice President Robredo's expression of support to the UNHRC resolution against the Philippine government may cause her to be impeached," PACC commissioner Atty. Manuelito Luna said in a statement.

"For the nth time, she has made it appear that the government is guilty of human rights abuses, and that's betrayal of public trust."

"It's about time that she should be held to account for her political sins against the Filipino people."

In her radio show, Robredo questioned the Duterte administration's move to reject an independent United Nations (UN) probe into alleged human rights violations in the country.

Robredo said the Philippine government should have no problems with the probe if it did not commit any wrongdoing.

Ako, oo. Ie-entertain sila, kasi miyembro tayo ng United Nations at mayroong mga procedures na sinusunod,” she told DZMM.

"Kung totoo na walang human rights violations dito, bakit sasalungatin natin iyong imbestigasyon?... Kapag hinaharang natin, hindi ba parang lalong nakakadagdag sa pagdududa? Bakit mo haharangin kung wala ka namang 'tinatago?" said the Vice President.

Robredo said the Duterte administration should even "welcome" the probe as a chance to prove to the international community that it is innocent.

"Kapag gumawa sila ng imbestigasyon at wala naman silang nakita, hindi ba parang affirmation iyon na tama iyong sinasabi natin?... Kaya kung ako, papadaliin ko pa iyong trabaho nila," she said.


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Source: ABS-CBN
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