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Impeachment na naman! Trillanes camp says Lascañas confession could be used for Duterte's impeachment

The Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG), the group whom Trillanes invited to a press conference at the Senate earlier today, said that the recent confessions of SPO3 Arthur Lascañas could be used to file impeachment charges to President Rody Duterte.
Raelyn Luchansky
PTPA Raelyn Luchansky
In a senate inquiry that ruled out the existence of Davao Death Squad (DDS) and cleared President Duterte of any involvement in a systematic killings during police operations, one of Trillanes' errand boy Edgar Matobato testified that Lascañas was the DDS leader.

Lascañas faced the senate panel in October last year and publicly denied the allegations under oath. He said that 'Politics' was behind the lies that Matobato was peddling.

In a report by Philstar, Trillanes' camp made it clear that it is indeed their goal.
FLAG lawyer Alexander Padilla said that the allegation may be used against the president.

"Kung lahat tayo, may ginawa tayong malubhang krimen, talagang hindi natin puwedeng takasan iyon," Padilla said.

Lawyer Arno Sanidad, meanwhile, said that based on the 1987 Constitution, a presidential candidate should present himself as an "honorable man, free of any crimes or legal activities."

"And therefore, I would believe that this is a possible ground for an impeachment," Sanidad said.

Any verified impeachment complaint must first be received by the House of Representatives, which will refer it to a committee for deliberation. The committee's resolution will be subject to a vote in plenary and will need a vote of one-third of all members to prosper.

Impeachment na naman! Trillanes camp says Lascañas confession could be used for Duterte's impeachment Impeachment na naman! Trillanes camp says Lascañas confession could be used for Duterte's impeachment Reviewed by Raelyn Luchansky on 5:11:00 AM Rating: 5

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