Speaker Martin Romualdez and his political allies deny allegations circulating that moves to impeach Vice President Sara Duterte are ongoing. House Majority Leader Jose Dalipe denied and even described these rumors as “malicious,” intending to split the unity of the house. see link.
In a separate statement, Romualdez denies that his camp already plans to contest the possible presidential run of Vice President Sara Duterte come 2028. Romualdez says 2028 is far from now. The House, the Speaker says, is busy trying to solve the nation’s myriad of problems.
Romualdez reacted after former president Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s corruption charges. In response, a resolution signed by most members of the House of Representatives defended the institution from the bile being thrown at it by Mr. Duterte.
Duterte has been active politically after his daughter, Sara, got a lot of flak due to her insistence on getting a 600 million pesos intelligence fund. Sara insisted that she deserved such a tremendous amount of money.
Congress later decided not to give Sara her intelligence funds. Eventually, Sara’s camp withdrew her requests to the consternation of her supporters.
Like how she asked her father to shield her from controversies (like how she punched a sheriff in the face as mayor), her latest brouhaha brought Mr. Duterte to life again. Some close Duterte associates pity the former president, who, at 78 years old, is still being used by his political allies as a prop to pursue their interests.
Duterte is using the platform of his political ally, preacher Quiboloy, who is a wanted person by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). Instead of hiding, Quiboloy, several people say, remains unfazed by the FBI charges.
Meanwhile, several Duterte supporters are planning a demonstration of support behind the embattled president this December 6 or 11. Duterte faces a criminal complaint before a Quezon City court after reportedly threatening a member of Congress of death shortly after denying his daughter Sara Duterte several millions worth of intelligence funds.