Ms. Dale Zapata
IMPEACHMENT CASE AGAINST VP: A
21 July 2005
spirit of democracy and in adherence to the constitutional processes,
we welcome the filing of an impeachment complaint against the Vice
the reaction of Atty. Jesse Andres, Chief of Staff of Vice President
Noli ‘Kabayan’ De Castro on the impeachment charge filed by Atty. Ely
Pamatong against the Vice President.
Andres clarified that in as much as the Office of the Vice President
wants to take the charges seriously, one cannot ignore the reported
background of the accuser. Considering his previous
“practices”, one cannot help but dismiss the impeachment charge as
another political stunt to attract public’s attention.
showed that the complainant himself claimed to be the brains behind the
‘spike attacks’ on vehicles plying EDSA and other major Metro Manila
thoroughfares, to as far north as the Naguilian and Kennon roads, and
as far south as Davao and Cagayan de Oro cities in Mindanao as a sign
of protest for being declared a nuisance candidate by the Commission on
Elections (COMELEC) in the May 2004 presidential elections. The
complainant also reportedly promised to work for the granting of
American citizenship to all Filipinos if elected President.
He also reportedly threatened to burn
schoolhouses and other government structures to show his disgust.
was likewise reportedly captured somewhere in Laguna in possession of a
M-203 grenade launcher, a M-16 rifle and two .45 caliber guns in
violation of the then prevailing gun ban.
complainant also reportedly tore a copy of the Constitution after the
COMELEC ruled with finality on his disqualification. Ironically,
it is the same Constitution that he uses as his basis for the filing of
this current impeachment complaint.
VPMEDIA REF.No. 05-095
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