Impeachment, anyone?

Teddy Casiño

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Hardly had the dust settled on the Supreme Court’s ruling on the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) when talk of President Noynoy Aquino’s impeachment became a hot topic, with the anti-corruption group Youth Act Now and the Kabataan Party List threatening to spearhead the filing of charges in Congress.

This is to be expected. After all, the SC decision categorically states that the President violated the Constitution and the law. The logical next step would be to hold him accountable. Since the President is immune from suit, the only way to exact accountability is to impeach him first, then file the appropriate criminal charges after.

The argument that the President, Sec. Butch Abad and other responsible officials violated the Constitution “in good faith” simply won’t wash. If they were merely following orders from their superiors, like lowly clerks on the bureacracy’s bottom rung, then maybe that could be a defense. But…

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