Mali yan! Koko Nograles says #ImpeachLeni team used his name on complaint sans blessing
PBA Party-list Rep. Jericho “Koko” Nograles on Tuesday night (May 2) bared that two #ImpeachLeni team lawyers used his name on a prepared impeachment complaint against Vice President Leni Robredo without his permission.
Nograles, in a rant before House of Representatives (HOR) reporters, said his staff was shocked after two people came to his office and left a two-inch thick impeachment complaint “for me to read.”
The first page of the complaint named him as it’s endorser.
He later identified the two lawyers through as Bruce Rivera and Trixie Cruz-Angeles (Politiko’s former publisher).
Nograles, a nephew of President Rodrigo Duterte’s said he basically told off Rivera and Angeles once he got to talk to them.
“Sabi ko ‘do I know you? Have we even shook hands before?’ Natameme sila,” he said.
The two and their fellow #ImpeachLeni team members were supposed to file the complaint against Robredo Tuesday, but claimed that they just gave the document to a congressman whom they did not name.
“Parang hindi abogado eh. Misrepresentation ito. You don’t do this to a House member, it’s improper. They used my name on a document without my permission,” Nograles said.
Pissed off, the House politiko then proceeded to show his guests the door.
“I’d like you to find the exit of my office, excuse yourself, and I’ll contact the sergeant at arms about this,” he recalled saying.
Nograles, who is a member of the Committee on Rules, said he is mulling the filing of charges against the lawyers.