Speaker Alvarez Furious Over Rep. Nograles for Alleged Sabotaged of the Impeachment Complaint vs. VP Leni


Rep. Jericho "Koko" Nograles of PBA Party-list made headlines earlier when he conducted a press conference denying his involvement in the impeachment complaint against VP Leni Robredo. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is reportedly furious with the congressman's action, for his alleged sabotaged of the case filed against the Vice President.


An unnamed source revealed that Rep. Nograles was the designated endorser of the impeachment complaint, in fact he was the one who allegedly reach out to the Impeach Leni Team for this purpose.

Rep. Nograles is the only congressmen among the 293 members of Congress was given a copy of the impeachment complaint on May 2, 2017.

The source noted that "He would not have been given a copy of the complaint had he not asked for it," the source said.

The Impeach Leni Team is composed of some popular social media bloggers and supporters of Pres. Duterte as well as members of the Cabinet. The team is composed of the following: DILG Asst. Sec. Epimaco Densing III, lawyers Tom Berenguer, Bruce Rivera, Ahmed Paglinawan, and Trixie Cruz-Angeles. Aside from the well-known lawyers and member of the Cabinet, La Salle Professor Antonio Contreras is also part of the team.


House of Representatives reporters waited for hours on May 2, Tuesday evening for the Impeach Leni Team to file congressman-endorsed impeachment complaint against VP Leni Robredo. Rep. Nograles surfaced at the media center to slag Rivera and Angeles for alleged misrepresentation.

According to Rep. Nograles he was "shocked" to find his name on the complaint that was delivered to his office by Atty. Rivera and Atty. Angeles.

Rep. Nograles' theatrics did not sell with Speaker Alvarez, who has made no bones about his desire to have VP Leni impeached. The source also added that Nograles was also wrong in saying that the two lawyers misrepresented him. "Take note, it was only a draft complaint. It was not filed yet and thus, not formal."

House rules say that an impeachment complaint must be backed by a congressman and submitted to the Office of the Secretary General for it to be deemed filed.

Source: Politiko
 

Speaker Alvarez Furious Over Rep. Nograles for Alleged Sabotaged of the Impeachment Complaint vs. VP Leni Speaker Alvarez Furious Over Rep. Nograles for Alleged Sabotaged of the Impeachment Complaint vs. VP Leni Reviewed by Phil Newsome on 5/03/2017 Rating: 5

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