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Kabayan Forum


Refer to: Ms. Dale Zapata


Like the complainant


21 July 2005

In the spirit of democracy and in adherence to the constitutional processes, we welcome the filing of an impeachment complaint against the Vice President.


This was 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.


However, 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.


Reports 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.


Pamatong 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.  


The 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.


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