Ilocos Norte 1st District Rodolfo Fariñas said Eugene de Vera’s ouster as party-list representative will not affect the Supreme Court (SC) case filed against House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez.
The Ilocos Norte politiko is asking the SC to compel the House leadership to recognize their group as the minority bloc with De Vera as their minority leader.
Fariñas called De Vera’s removal as a “mockery of our republicanism.”
“The unconstitutional and illegal removal of Rep De Vera will not affect our pending petition in the SC as we are also petitioners in the case with our prayer that we be declared as the duly constituted minority in the HOR,” Fariñas said.
House Majority Leader Rolando Andaya Jr ordered De Vera’s removal after he was expelled by his party last September.