Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Gloria Impeachment Complaint Recycled?

MalacaƱang dismissed last night as just another "recycled event" the fourth impeachment exercise initiated against President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo in the House of Representatives.

Speaking to reporters at the departure area of the Ninoy Aquino International Terminal (NAIA) 2 last night (Nov. 10, Monday), Press Secretary Jesus Dureaza said the "yearly" complaint is best left to the "competent group" at the House of Representatives to handle.

"You know, it (impeachment complaint) has already become a recycled event every year so we'll just leave this to the House of Representatives to handle," Dureza said.

Dureza -- who is part of the President's "lean contingent" to the United States to address a special session on Interfaith Conference on Dialogue of Civilizations of the United Nations General Assembly – said the congressmen would "determine what action to take" on the impeachment complaint.

"The Palace will not at all intervene or one way or the other interfere in these proceedings in an independent co-equal branch of government which is Congress," the Press Secretary added.

When asked how the President feels that another impeachment complaint has been filed against her, Dureza said the President remains focused on what she has to do for the betterment of the people, the country and the government.

"She is focused on governance, taking care of what we should do in the face of all the problems that we face in the world today, especially on the financial crisis," Dureza said.