Watch: Don't use impeachment to scare critics -Robredo


Manila, Philippines- On Wednesday ,september 6, Vice President Leni Robredo said impeachment complaints should not be used as a way to scare the critics in politics.

"Kung talagang impeachable offense, i-file kasi bahagi naman talaga ito ng ating democratic process. Pero sana hindi siya ginagamit na panakot... dahil hindi naman ito iyong intensyon ng ating Konstitusyon," said Robredo in an interview with reporters after visiting a slum area in Barangay 181 in Pasay City for her Metro Laylayan program.

(If it involves an impeachable offense, then file it because that is part of our democratic process. But I hope impeachment complaints will not be used to scare people... because that is not the intention of our Constitution.)

"Parang nalulusaw iyong intensyon ng Konstitusyon na dapat ito ay last resort (It's like the intention of the Constitution is being watered down because impeachment is supposed to be a last resort)," said the Vice President.

"Nagdaan na din sa atin iyong ilang impeachment proceedings at alam natin na masakit ito. Hindi lang masakit para doon sa akusado, pero masakit ito para sa buong bansa dahil iyong lahat na sangay ng gobyerno ay nahahalughog," said Robredo.

On Wednesday, the Vice President reminded those concerned that impeachment proceedings do not just hurt the officials involved, but the rest of the nation as well.

We already went through impeachment proceedings and we know how painful they are. They are not just hurtful for the accused, but also for the rest of the country because all branches of government are being scrutinized

SOURCE: Rappler
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