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Furthermore, he said that the senators just proved that they do not tolerate “unfounded and malicious” allegations against the president, during the ongoing probe on extrajudicial killings.
“(The ouster) is a testament to the overwhelming majority members of the Senate’s sense of propriety that it will not countenance a member’s propensity for besmirching the reputation of President Duterte by unfounded and malicious imputations using the committee as tool to achieve her end,” Panelo explained.
A total of sixteen senators voted in favour of the eviction of De Lima, days after she presented a self-confessed hit man and former DDS member.
Panelo suggested that she shouldn’t have pushed through with the senate probe since she once led a “biased and unsuccessful” probe on Duterte’s involvement in vigilante killings in Davao City.
However, De Lima refuted and said that “It’s a numbers game, it’s a political move.”
“’I know the president is behind this,” she claimed, and said that more will be revealed in her privilege speech on Tuesday. ASCS
Source: ABS-CBN News
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