Senator Manny Pacquaio yesterday defends his decision to oust Senator Leila de Lima as chair of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
“Gusto po natin na ang committee ay para sa taong bayan, hindi lang pangsarili,” Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao moved to declare the justice panel vacant days after a confessed former vigilante killer testified before the committee that President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the summary execution of suspected criminals in Davao City when he was mayor.
Before Senator Manny Pacquiao’s motion, Senator Alan Peter Cayetano delivered his privilege speech, and accused Sen. de Lima of using the committee to go after President Duterte.
During the privilege speech of Sen. Cayetano, Sen. de Lima walked out, and said she would deliver her own speech and answer the allegation on Tuesday.
source: GMA News