Robredo camp not threatened by PACC impeachment comment

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 14 2019 07:23 PM | Updated as of Jul 15 2019 12:23 PM

MANILA -- Vice President Leni Robredo is willing to face any impeachment call, her spokesperson Atty. Barry Gutierrez said on Sunday.

This, after the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) said 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.

“Ang taong walang kasalanan, walang kinakatakot sa imbestigasyon,” Gutierrez said on "BISErbisyong LENI," Robredo’s radio show.

‘Paulit-ulit na ring sinabi ni VP Leni, 'Kung gusto niyo mag-file ng impeachment sige lang, 'di ba? Handa akong harapin 'yan.' Kung tingin talaga ng ating mga kinatawan sa Kamara ay may batayan, e di handa siyang harapin,” Gutierrez added.

Gutierrez also insisted that Robredo continues to fulfill her constitutional mandate and has not done anything wrong for showing support to the Iceland-backed resolution.

“Alam naman niya na wala siyang maling ginagawa. Tapat niyang tinutupad ang kaniyang sinumpaan sa ilalim ng konstitusyon kaya sa tingin ko hindi dapat matakot kung wala namang maling ginagawa,” he said.

On Saturday, PACC chief Manuelito Luna accused Robredo of "betraying public trust" since she is insinuating that the Duterte administration is "guilty of human rights abuses" by expressing her support to the UNHRC resolution.

Gutierrez criticized Luna for his statements, saying the PACC chief is merely seeking for attention.

“Feeling ko talaga ang punto talaga diyan eh para sumikat eh. Kasi ang impeachment, 'yan ay isang proseso na nagsisimula sa kongreso. Eh sa pagkakaintindi ko hindi naman miyembro ng Kongreso itong taong ito,” Gutierrez said.

Robredo had welcomed the UNHRC resolution emphasizing that as a member state of UN, the Philippines should abide by its rules and policies.