FILIPINO League of Advocates for Good Governance-Maharlika
(FLAG-Maharlika) Secretary-General Edwin M. Cordevilla yesterday accused the House of Representatives of sleeping on their verified impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen.
“In our search for justice, we marched into the very halls of Congress in December 2020 to file an impeachment case that was found sufficient in form by the House Secretary General himself. We filed a verified impeachment complaint against Supreme Court Associate Justice Marvic Leonen, on the grounds of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust. We have painstakingly built up the case to prove and show that Justice Leonen is indeed needed to be removed without delay, via a sacred right enshrined in the Constitution,” said Cordevilla in a statement.
Cordevilla added that the “House of Representatives, tasked to hear the case however, prefers to play dumb and chooses to take cover behind some alien mathematics. “
“For, strangely, nobody among them seems to know how to correctly count their session days. The inaction of the House echoes the very attitude we find contemptible in Justice Leonen. Is it with logical basis to presume that some of our honorable congressmen are protecting Justice Leonen . . . from the truth?,” stressed Cordevilla
The FLAG Secretary General also noted that “the deafening silence of our congressmen with regards to our verified impeachment complaint inevitably awakens our reservations in the very processes written and made into laws in the very halls that house them.”
“It is with great dismay we look at the House of Representatives now, supposedly the very house that houses the representatives of our people’s desires and aspirations to make things which matter to the nation a reality,” he added.
Cordevilla, however, cautioned the lawmakers “that the people are watching closely as some members of Congress set the House under a thick cloud of doubt.”
“And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stand the afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter,” he added.