via PTV·THURSDAY, MARCH 16, 2017
|Photo by DILG Undersecretary Emily O. Padilla|
First, he is the lone complainant, yet the "Verification" uses both the singular and plural pronouns "I/We" and "my/our".
Which goes to the second and most important observation: the allegations made in the complaint are obviously not of his own knowledge since most of them are palpably hearsay either from what he read or saw on the news or from tales of Sen. Trillanes.
Finally, most of the allegations were allegedly committed when Pres. Duterte was mayor or vice mayor. An official is impeached for acts committed in his present office. Since the allegations made while he was mayor were widely publicized and known by the voters when they elected him as President, the clear mandate given to him by the people has to be respected. This is the jurisprudence even with respect to elected or reelected local officials.
Source: DILG Undersecretary Emily O. Padilla
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