MANILA - "Suntok sa buwan." (Wishful thinking.)
This was how Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II described the impeachment complaint filed by Magdalo Party-List Rep. Gary Alejano against President Rodrigo Duterte.
Aguirre said "mere allegations without proof are not evidence."
"The impeachment complaint has no factual and legal basis. The allegations in the complaint are not anchored on concrete or solid evidence that would support findings of any of the enumerated grounds for impeachment," Aguirre said.
Alejano is accusing Duterte of culpable violation of the Constitution, betrayal of public trust, engaging in bribery, graft and corruption, and other high crimes.
The complaint is the first impeachment complaint against Duterte.