Philippine Congress junks impeachment against Arroyo

Philippine House of Representatives on Monday threw out the impeachment complaint filed against Philippine President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, citing insufficiency in form.

Philippine Congress junks impeachment against Arroyo
The full plenary of House voted 184 with one abstention and one against to dismiss the impeachment complaint, the Congress website reported Monday night.

House Committee on Justice Chairman Matias Defenser said the panel found the complaint filed by lawyer Roberto Rafael Pulido lacking in substance although it earlier decided the complaint met the constitutional requirement on the sufficiency in form.

The roll-call vote took less than two hours in a session presided over by Deputy House Speaker Raul del Mar and later by Speaker de Venecia. A total of 210 members answered the roll call.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 27 Kasım 2007, 11:47