MANILA— Deputy Speaker Romero Quimbo on Thursday called on members and allies of the current administration to heed President Rodrigo Duterte’s call to stop any impeachment move against Vice President Leni Robredo.
Quimbo also called on his colleagues at the House of Representatives to set aside the impeachment complaint against Robredo and focus on laws needed by the Filipino people.
“Aside from the complaint being baseless and practically a sham, we all know that we just had elections. Wala pang isang taon. Engaging in political partisanship this early is a disservice to the people who elected us. We need instead to focus our time and energy on laws needed by our people,” Quimbo said.
“I implore those who support the impeachment complaint against the Vice President and continue to believe in imaginary destabilization plots to focus instead on the very real problems of poverty and inequality. They are wasting their energy on non-existent threats,” he added.
Quimbo cited the President thumbing down the “divisive” impeach moves against Robredo, whom he said was just exercising her freedom of expression in criticizing the administration’s narcotics crackdown.
“Even the President, supposed subject of said imagined destabilization plots, rejects the impeachment moves against VP Leni. Let’s hope they heed President Duterte’s call,” Quimbo said.
The House leader stressed that the impeachment process would derail the government and negatively affect the economy of the country.