By Carol Pagaduan-Araullo Streetwise | BusinessWorld The finding by the House Justice Committee that the three impeachment complaints vs. President Benigno S. Aquino III were “insufficient in substance” effectively killed the complainants’ attempt to get to the bottom of the controversy-ridden Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) and raise the alarm about the gravity of the Enhanced…
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“The EDCA is essentially a basing agreement. No amount of euphemism by President Aquino, his representatives and other officials will cure the constitutional violation caused by this agreement.”
“We charge Aquino with culpable violation of the constitution, betrayal of public trust, and graft & corruption. DAP was used by Aquino to pursue his personal interest, and the best example would be the bribery of senators and congressmen, and compensation of his clan in Hacienda Luisita.” – Vencer Crisostomo, Anakbayan
The 28 complainants are seeking Aquino’s removal from office on the grounds that he has culpably violated the Constitution and betrayed public trust in having implemented the DAP.