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Privilege speech on the impeachment complaint vs Chief Justice Corona

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Privilege Speech of Rep. Teddy Casiño December 14, 2011

I rise on a matter of personal and collective privilege to clarify a news article that came out in today’s issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer.

The said article quotes me as saying that congressmen were clueless on the contents of the impeachment complaint and that we were prevented from reading the complaint prior to signing. The conclusion is that the complaint was signed by people who did not know what they were doing or getting into.

Mr. Speaker, the quotes attributed to me are accurate. However, they were made before the Majority caucus last Monday, during which time we still had no idea what the complaint would contain nor were given advanced copies of the same.

It was during the caucus at Andaya Hall that the complaint was presented and made available for viewing. After the caucus, the matter had become crystal clear. I, together with my colleagues in the Makabayan partylist bloc met separately and discussed, debated and finally decided to sign the complaint. I was no. 152 inthe list.

Siyam na taon po tayong nagtiis sa ilalim ng administrasyong Arroyo. Ginamit ng dating presidente ang Kongreso, ang Hudikatura, ang militar at ang COMELEC para gawing ang kanilang mga karumaldumal na gawain. Ang pagsisinungaling, pandaraya, pagnanakaw at pagpaslang ay isinagawa ng walang pakundangan ng mga taong dapat ay nagtataguyod ng katarungan, demokrasya, karapatang pantao at rule of law.

-interestingly, mr. teddy is a member of the legislative department… “law makers” they were the ones who create laws. Thus, they should be familiar with the laws. Tama po ba na sabihin ko na  kasama sa ating batas ang “presumption of innocence”? Mr. Teddy, napatunayan na ba ang karumaldumal na gawain, pagsisinungaling, pandaraya, pagnanakaw at pagpaslang? hindi ba mas maganda pakinggan bilang isang mambabatas na gamitin ang salitang “alegasyon””bintang”? isa ka sa mga nagtataguyod ng demokrasya, karapatang pantao at rule of law, ngunit bakit wala ka magawa noong sa mga negatibong alegasyon laban sa ating presidente? bakit para yatang tahimik ka pagdating sa ibang bagay? nagsasalita ka lamang basta may kinalaman kay ginang arroyo?

Ngayon ang dating pangulo at mga kasapakat niya ay pinapanagot sa kanilang mga krimen sa bayan. Pero lumalaban sila. At ngayon ginagamit nila ang lahat, pati ang Chief Justice na dating chief of staff, spokesperson at legal adviser ni Mrs. Arroyo bago siya binigyan ng midnight appointment sa kanyang kasalukuyang pusisyon.

-katulad sa nasabi ko, kung pinapangalagaan mo ang demokrasya at rule of law, paano mo nasabi na ginagamit ang chief justice? parang iyong sinasabi na kung ang isang tao ay naging spokesperson at legal adviser ni arroyo ay di na maaari magampanan ang ibang tungkulin. ano po ba ang gusto mo? magappoint ng CJ si PNOY at gaano kayo kasigurado na ang CJ na maiuupo ay hindi magiging sunud sunuran sa Pangulo? hindi po ba na mas maganda na ang nagappoint ay iba upang makasiguro na balanse ang sistema at walang kinikilingan o pinapaboran kahit na ang mismong pangulo?

For this we impeached the Chief Justice last Monday. We did it in the fastest way possible – by gathering at least 1/3 members of the House to stand as complainants. That is provided for in the Constitution and our Rules. It was swift, yes, but it was also fair, legal, and did not prejudice anyone’s rights. If it were not, I and my colleagues in the progressive party list bloc would not have signed the complaint.

-ano po ba ang masasabi mo sa ibang kongresista na mismong nagsalita ukol sa proseso ng inyong impeachment? sino po ba ang papaniwalaan namin?

(eto ang sagot)

I therefore resent any insinuations made by one of our colleagues that we were bamboozled into signing the complaint. That we signed this because we fear the non-release of our pork barrel. For those of us who did sign under duress, I suggest you withdraw your signatures.

Wala naman hong pilitan dito. If you don’t believe in the complaint, then don’t sign it. Huwag kayong magpapaniwala sa tsismis na ang pipirma mauuna ang release ng pork barrel at ang hindi pipirma walang pork barrel. Matanda na tayo para maniwala sa ganyang klaseng pambobola ng kapwa pulitiko. I should know, I have been here for 8 years. But really, if that’s what it takes to stand for your principles, then don’t whine about it. Huwag po tayong maging OA.

-DONT WHINE ABOUT IT.

Impeachment is the manner in which we show the people that even the highest executive official, our constitutional commissioners, and yes, even the Gods in Padre Faura are always accountable to the people and cannot rise above them. This is not an attack on the Court by its enemies. This is an attack by the people’s elected representatives on those who would use the Court for evil, selfish ends.

-maari po ba nating sabihin na si pnoy ay may selfish ends dahil sa kagustuhan nyang hawakan ang korte suprema? ano po ang masasabi nyo kay father bernas?  sabi po nya ay ito ay pagatake hindi lamang kay chief justice ngunit sa buong hudikatura. samakatuwid ang inyong ginawa ay may epekto.” chilling effect” ayon kay father Bernas.  Umayon din po dito ang IBP at si Senator Santiago.

We supported the impeachment complaint because Chief Justice Corona has to be held accountable for using his position not just to protect the former president from prosecution but to justify and legalize the many anti-people acts that she did when she was still president. The list is long – the NBN-ZTE contract, EO 464, Proclamation 1017 immediately comes to mind. And lately his vote on EO 1, the Truth Commission, and the TRO that would have allowed Mrs. Arroyo to leave the country to escape prosecution.

-ako po ay nagtataka, bakit po yata na ang dalawang de venecia ay hindi maisali sa inyong reklamo sa NBN ZTE deal na yan? hindi po ba na ipinagbabawal ang isang opisyal ng gobyerno at kanyang mga anak o kamaganak na masangkot sa mga transakyon ng gobyerno? bakit mukang nasentro lamang kay GMA at hindi nyo mabalingan si de venecia mismo? hindi ba sila ay mag ama? Bakit hindi sila mapanagot? dahil witness na ang batang de venecia? paano naman po ang matandang de venecia?

-sa Truth Commission naman po ay mukang natatama lamang ang desisyon. May ombudman, may sandiganbayan, bakit po gagawa ng isang batas laban sa isang tao lamang? alam nyo naman po siguro ang mga batayan sa pag gawa ng batas, utos, o ordinansa upang ito ay maging lihal o naayon sa konstitusyon, ngunit bakit iginigiit nyo po na sa mukha pa lang ay mali na.

– sa TRO naman po: nababasa nyo po ang utak ni Ginang Arroyo upang sabihin na tatakas sya? sa inyong pagaaral ng batas at 8 taon experience sa pulitika, tingin mo po ba na tama ang iyong sinasabi na tatakas sya? maaari po kayang ito ay kathang isip o kaya ay pre mature? kung inaalagaan mo po talaga ang konstitusyon at demokrasya, bakit po parang nilalabag mo ang konstitusyon sa ganyang posisyon. sana po ay neutral ka at totoong nababatay sa batas.

-bakit si CJ lang po? hindi po ba na may iba pang bumoto rin sa TRO?

We supported the impeachment complaint because we believe that the Judiciary should be independent and not kowtow to the whims and caprice of the Executive. We do not want the Arroyo court to become an Aquino court. That is the last thing we want to do. We want the Supreme Court to be independent and to be the bastion of justice that it is supposed to be.

-ang inyo pong dahilan kaya sinuportahan nyo ang pagimpeach ay para maging independent and not kowtow to the whims and caprice of the executive. Yan po ba ang grounds para maimpeach ang isang justice ng korte suprema? ang inyong dahilan po ba ay ayon sa kontitusyon? kung magtagumpay po na maalis sa pwesto si CJ Corono, nakakasiguro po ba kayo na magiging independente ang korte suprema o magiging “tuta” ng ating pangulo”

Thank you Mr. Speaker, my dear colleagues

-thank you. ito ay isang tanung lamang para sa kay mr casino. malaki ang respeto ko kay mr teddy bilang kongresista. hindi po ito isang pagatake ngunit tinatawag na “constructive criticism”

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