No double standard in Duterte, Robredo impeach bids, solon vows


Posted at May 16 2017 04:14 PM

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The House of Representatives treats the impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo the same way that it tackled the one against President Rodrigo Duterte, a congressman said Tuesday. 

"There's no double standard here," House justice committee vice-chairperson Doy Leachon told ANC's "Headstart" 

The House justice committee on Monday declared the complaint against Duterte insufficient in substance due to the failure of complainant Magdalo Rep. Gary Alejano to back his allegations with personal knowledge. 

Congressmen, Leachon said, will also demand annexes and evidence when they review the complaint against Robredo. 

Two supporters of former Senator Ferdinand "Bongbong" Marcos had called for Robredo's removal from office after she criticized the President's war on drugs in a video message to the United Nations. 

The draft complaint against Robredo has yet to secure an endorsement and is not yet considered officially filed.