Anti-Corona lawmakers back Fariñas for senator

by Ira Pedrasa, ABS-CBNnews.com

Posted at Jun 26 2012 02:32 PM | Updated as of Jun 27 2012 07:06 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Movement 188 is nominating Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas for inclusion in the senatorial slate of the administration in the 2013 mid-term elections.

Rep. Ben Evardone said there is a consensus among the movement's members to back a possible bid by Fariñas for a seat in the upper chamber of Congress.

Fariñas has not responded to ABS-CBN's inquiries on his 2013 plans.

Fariñas is a senior vice chairman of the House Justice Committee. He was deputy lead prosecutor of the impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Movement 188 is so named as it is composed of the 188 lawmakers who originally signed the articles of impeachment at the lower House against Corona.