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Walang K? Baguilat says ‘ethically-challenged’ Alvarez shouldn’t dip hands in impeachment cases

Apr 2, 2017 @ 18:55

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez’s moral turpitude should prevent him from participating in the two brewing impeachment cases at the House of Representatives (HOR), at least according to this opposition politiko.

“We politicians have our private lives and deserve a measure of privacy. But we must ensure that our private lives will not adversely affect our official functions,” Ifugao Congressman Teddy Baguilat Jr. was quoted as saying on ABS-CBN reporter RG Cruz’s blog.

Baguilat, a “Magnificent 7” member, was alluding to Alvarez’s admission last week that he has multiple girlfriends on top of his marriage with his wife, Emily. He also said he has many illegitimate children.

“His admission of infidelity should recluse him from participating in impeachment moves kasi there are ethical issues involved in impeachment,” noted Baguilat.

Last March 16, another Magnificent 7 stalwart in Magdalo Party-list Rep. Gary Alejano filed the first-ever impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte. Alvarez and Duterte both belong to the PDP-Laban party.

The Speaker himself then said that he would have LP Interim Chairman, Vice President Leni Robredo impeached as a result of her videotaped message to the United Nations (UN) Commission on Narcotics.

There is as yet no impeachment complaint filed against Robredo. The HOR is in the middle of a six-week recess.

Alvarez also admitted that he and his wife are now estranged.

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