Senator-elect Panfilo ‘Ping’ Lacson said not even the President can stop and dictate Congress and Senate from doing their Job, Lacson said when asked for a comment about the warning of the President-elect Duterte not to stand in the way of his war against drugs and criminality.
“The Congress, particularly the Senate is not like most of the provincial, city or municipal councils. We will conduct investigations in aid of legislation whenever necessary, and nobody, not even the President of the Republic can dictate and stop us from doing our job,” Philippine Daily Inquirer quoted Sen. Lacson as saying.
“The President should not and cannot stand in the way of our mandated duty. We will exercise our subpoena powers, not to mention the power to cite for contempt any person who defies our authority under the constitution,” he added.
On Wednesday night, President-elect Rodrigo Duterte warned lawmakers not to conduct a congressional inquiry on his anti-crime campaign:”Don’t investigate me. The road will end with me. The buck stops here. We are going to have a fight,” he said. “I am doing what is right, as long as it is the truth”.
source: Philippine Daily Inquirer