New Impeachment Complaint Filed Vs Arroyo

New impeachment complaints were filed this morning at the Philippine House of Representatives against embattled President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, who is set to meet with Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today.

Activists, church leaders, members of the opposition, and concerned citizens held an overnight vigil outside the Batasan complex to ensure that they will be the first to file the impeacment complaint one year after last year’s failed impeach bid was filed.

The new impeachment complaint included the following allegations:

  • abuse of dictatorial powers (Proclamation 1017, calibrated preemptive response, and executive order 464
  • graft (including the fertilizer fund scam)
  • misdeclaration of statement of assets and liabilities
  • Read more at INQ7, and Ellen Tordesilla’s blog.

    4 Replies to “New Impeachment Complaint Filed Vs Arroyo”

    1. Di ba matagal na yang fertilizer scam na yan. Wala naman napapatunayan sa walang katapusang imbestigasyon sa Senado. Recycled issues na naman ba tayo.

      Also, the cheating allegations seem to be absent. Is this the ending of all the publicity about the Garci tape? An implied admission that they cannot come up with any concrete evidence of cheating on Arroyo’s part?

      And I thought the cheating was the prime motivation behind the impeachment moves.

    2. Here is a very clear evidence of Mrs. Arroyo’s cheating in the 2004 Presidential election:

      The RP illegal President cheated in the 2004 Presidential election

      The RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has violated the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES, Sec. 261, Prohibited Acts, (a) Vote-buying, when she launched the “Iskolar ng Mahirap na Pamilya” program to offer scholarship grants to the children of five million indigent families in the country.

      The RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has violated the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES, Sec. 261, Prohibited Acts, (a) Vote-buying because she has offered or promised something of value, that is, scholarship grants to the children of five million indigent families in the country during the past election campaign period, that is, on the month April 2004 in order to influence and induce the people, specifically the voters who are members of such indigent families, in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy. During the past election campaign period, she has offered or promised such something of value to the children of five million indigent families in the country in order to influence and induce the people, specifically the voters who are members of such indigent families, in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy. By offering or promising such something of value during the election campaign period, she has tried to influence and induce the people, specifically the voters who are members of such indigent families, in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy with the campaign pitch that if she wins there will be continuity with her hold of the Presidency and she can implement the projects or programs which she has offered or promised during the past election campaign period and which will benefit the people of the country.

      The RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo said that the “Iskolar ng Mahirap na Pamilya” program which is covered by an executive order is just a downpayment for a better scholarship program for the poor which she will implement once she is given a fresh mandate in the May 10, 2004 elections. The illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has implemented a carrot and stick policy during the past election campaign period in order to influence and induce the people to vote for her then Presidential candidacy. If the people want the carrot, they should toe the line. If the people want the scholarship grants for their children, they should vote for her in the Presidential election. That’s how carrot and stick policy is implemented. If such five million indigent families, whose members are voters, want their children to have such kind of sholarship grants, they should have been forced by poverty to vote for her then Presidential candidacy or they should have been influence and induced to vote for her then Presidential candidacy.

      Such carrot and stick policy is contrary to the prime duty of the government to serve and protect the people. Education is a right by the people which the government should serve and give priority in the allocation of funds. Such carrot and stick policy about education is immoral and illegal.

      Such material consideration or something of value is surely to be implemented because it is covered by an executive order. In such case, there is really, in effect , an act of vote buying. To accelerate the implementation of the program, the illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has issued “Iskolar Certificates” to the first 1,000 beneficiaries in Binan, Laguna. The certificates will be used once a child is enrolled in college or vocational school.

      If Gloria Arroyo’s administration will spend P10,000 for one child of each family out of the five million indigent families to be benefited by such scholarship program, the RP illegal President Gloria Arroyo’s administration will surely spend P50,000,000,000 or more for the virtual buying of the votes of the 5,000,000 or more voters from the 5,000,000 indigent families. In such case, Gloria Arroyo has offered or promised to pay such big amount in order to just buy the votes of such 5,000,000 or more voters.

      These scholarship grants were offered or promised by the RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo during the election campaign period. These scholarship grants were intended to promote her then Presidential candidacy. The RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has all the time before the election campaign period and after the day of the elections to offer or promise such scholarship grants. She should have offered or promised such scholarship grants before the election campaign period if such scholarship grants were not intended to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy. The timing of the offer or promise of such scholarship grants was intended to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy.

      If such scholarship grants were not intended to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy, she should have offered or promised such scholarship grants before the election campaign period so that she wouldn’t be suspected or accused of using such scholarship grants in order to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy.

      If such scholarship grants were not intended to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy, she should have offered or promised such scholarship grants before the election campaign period so that she wouldn’t have violated the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES, Sec. 261, Prohibited Acts, (a) Vote-buying.

      Considering the aforementioned facts, the RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has violated the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES, Sec. 261, Prohibited Acts, (a) Vote-buying because she, as a then Presidential candidate, has offered or promised something of value, that is, scholarship grants during the past election campaign period in order to influence and induce the voters in the country to vote for her then Presidential candidacy or in order to promote her then Presidential candidacy.

      The provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES Sec. 261, provide :

      “Prohibited Acts. – The following shall be guilty of an election offense:

      (a) Vote-buying and vote-selling.

      (1) Any person who gives, offers or promises money or anything of value, gives or promises any office or employment, franchise or grant, public or private, or makes or offers to make an expenditure, directly or indirectly, or cause an expenditure to be made to any person, association, corporation, entity, or community in order to induce anyone or the public in general to vote for or against any candidate or withhold his vote in the election, or to vote for or against any aspirant for the nomination or choice of a candidate in a convention or similar selection process of a political party.

      (2) Any person, association, corporation, group or community who solicits or receives, directly or indirectly, any expenditure or promise of any office or employment, public or private, for any of the foregoing considerations.”
      Since the RP’s incumbent Votes Grab, Fraudulent President Gloria Macapagal – Arroyo has violated again the provisions of the Omnibus Election Code of the Philippines, ARTICLE XXII ELECTION OFFENSES, Sec. 261, Prohibited Acts, (a) Vote-buying, she should be declared guilty of such offense and she should be sentenced to suffer disqualification to hold public office.

      The provisions of Sec. 68 Disqualifications in ARTICLE IX ELIGIBILITY OF CANDIDATES AND CERTIFICATE OF CANDIDACY of the OMNIBUS ELECTION CODE provide that “Any candidate who, in an action or protest in which he is a party is declared by final decision of a competent court guilty of, or found by the Commission of having (a) given money or other material consideration to influence, induce or corrupt the voters, shall be disqualified from continuing as a candidate, or if he has been elected, from holding the office.”

      Considering the aformentioned facts, the RP illegal President really and surely cheated in the 2004 Presidential election through virtual buying of the votes of the 5,000,000 or more voters from the 5,000,000 indigent families. If such 5,000,000 or more votes are deducted from the total number of votes that the RP illegal President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo has garnered in the 2004 Presidential election, she is a sure loser by a wide margin of about 5,000,000 or more votes.

    3. Ms Roque, may mga bagay na luma na pero gumagana pa rin. May I suggest that you do some research first before posting generic Palace answers such as “Wala naman napapatunayan…”

      Here’s are excerpts from the Senate Committe Report #54. Basahin mo, makakatulong ito sa iyo:

      The Committees recommend that President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo must be held accountable in the mismanagement of the fertilizer fund and take it upon herself to institute measures to correct the flaws in her administration.

      It bears knowing that a number of testimonies adduced during the hearings were that the fund was indeed used to assure her victory in the 2004 elections. Statements of lawyer Francisco Chavez, the various farmer organizations led by the Kilusang Mugbubukid ng Pilipinas, and the positive declaration of Secretary Emilia Boncodin that the President may have knowledge on the Bolante requests for fertilizer funds stand and remain uncontested in the legislative records.

      Cognizant of the presidential immunity and respect ,accorded to the Chief Executive, the accusations against her in the fertilizer fund scam is so serious that it places the position of the Presidency in the balance. The Palace looks at the issue as a mere political tool. Its refisal to cooperate violates the spirit of democracy, promotes tyranny and breeds the ground for instability it has in fact stirred. Failure to disprove the charges, even resorting to shield those directly responsible for squandering taxpayers’ money, suggest her culpability and involvement in this unforgivable act made against our poor farmers. Her obvious indifference to examine the matter further and identify the irregularities surrounding the disbursement of the fanners’ fimd is equivalent to breach of official duty by malfeasance and inexcusable negligence of sworn obligation. In sum, the same may be labeled as betrayal of public trust in addition to the violations committed under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Law on Plunder. Before taking on her official functions, the President makes a symbolic act before the nation and declares a solemn pledge to the people that the Constitution requires: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully and conscientiously fulfill my duties as President of the Philippines, preserve and defend its Constitution, execute its laws, do justice to every man and consecrate myself to the service of the nation x x x”

      With this in mind, the committees urge the President to heed the clarion call
      of public service, encapsulated in the dignity of this oft-repeated maxim, that
      “a public office is a public trust.” The people should be given the
      opportunity of seeing the truth in “[tlhe State shall maintain honesty and
      integrity in the public service and take positive and effective measures
      against graft and corruption.”

      The committees challenge the President to break her silence and put together
      the pieces of the unfinished puzzle.

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