MANILA – Describing impeachment calls unproductive and divisive, Vice President Jejomar Binay on Wednesday urged the public to support President Benigno Aquino III.
“President Aquino is our leader duly elected by our people. He has the people’s mandate and we should support him. This is why talks of impeaching President Aquino is both unproductive and divisive,” Binay said in a press statement.
The Vice President made this appeal amid impeachment calls triggered by the Supreme Court (SC) decision declaring parts of the Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) unconstitutional.
Binay called for sobriety and an end to partisanship and speculation on the extent of liabilities of government officials.
“I would instead encourage all parties to set aside partisan political acts and just accept and respect the ruling of the SC,” Binay said.
As to the accountabilities of other government officials, Binay appealed to let the effects of the SC decision take its course.
”As of now none of us has read the decision in its entirety so any discussion on accountabilities at this point on is purely speculative,” he said.
The Vice President also appealed to all parties “to work together and advance the welfare of our people, which should be our overriding goal.”