Coincidence: VACC says no grand plan behind impeach raps

Patrick Quintos, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Oct 12 2017 10:10 AM

MANILA - Coincidence? A lawyer of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption on Thursday said there is no grand plan to file impeachment cases against the heads of several government institutions.

Speaking to ANC, Atty. Manuelito Luna said the complainants are just exercising their rights as they feel certain officials have not been up to task.

"This is just a coincidence some officials whom the complainants feel have not been up to task, has betrayed public trust and culpably violated the Constitution. That's the right of the people."

Impeachment complaints have been filed by VACC members against Comelec Chairman Andres Bautista and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno. Another one will be filed against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

Asked about VACC's involvement in all these impeachment complaints, Luna said the group's members are just exercising their rights as they believe in President Rodrigo Duterte.

"The administration has made it clear that it wanted to rid the government of corruption and to rid it of the drug menace and criminality," he said.