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Sino matapang dyan? Alejano says solons must gather guts to impeach Duterte

It took the guts of a former Marine captain to provide congressmen with the venue to air their disgust against President Rodrigo Duterte’s administration.

Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano said he did so by filing an impeachment complaint–the first ever against Duterte–last Thursday.

“Ngayon ramdam natin ang sentimyento ng miyembro ng Kongreso. Ang gusto lang natin, magkaroon ng lakas ng loob ang mg miyembro ng Kongreso to finally stand up against this virtual dictator in the country,” he said in a DZBB interview Sunday (March 19), clearly referring to Duterte.

Pointing to his impeachment case, Alejano said: “Venue rin ito sa kanila…kasi kung hindi sila bibigyan ng option, tatahimik talaga sila. Ito ay kongkretong option for them to consider.”

The soldier-turned-politiko is identified with the opposition bloc in the House of Representatives (HOR).

Alejano claimed in the same interview that many of his colleagues have expressed support for his move in secret.

“Pero sa karamihan, of course, ang tanong pa rin is kung kaya nilang lumabas at magsalita. Alam naman natin ang estilo ng gobyernong ito, pag nagsalita ka ay instead na titingnan yong issue na ni-raise ay titirahin kaagad yong nagsasalita. So destabilization. Hindi maharap kumbaga ang issue, nagd-divert sa ibang issue at tatakutin ka,” he noted.

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