AKBAYAN and the Alliance of Progressive Labor picketed the House of Representatives to urge lawmakers to speed up the impeachment process and to dare fence-sitting lawmakers to affix their signatures to the impeachment complaint.
Their first request was apparently not granted as today’s impeachment hearing at the justice committee was suspended due to procedural questions. It is expected to resume next week.
Meanwhile, the natdem block of Bayan Muna, Anakpawis and Gabriela Women’s Party served “impeachi-pichi”, “impeachapie” and “impeach candies” to the media and people’s organizations at the House as they launched their “Bantay Impeachment” initiative. The party-list solons served the renamed egg pies, pichi-pichi and candies to members of the media and activist leaders who were present.
It appears that Bantay Impeachment is different from the Citizen’s Impeachment Watch by other civil society groups.