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{UPDATED for additional content, 11:23 AM, 11:52 AM: May 15, 2017}

HAPPENING NOW: House Committee on Justice hears the impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.

Gary Alejano is now being grilled in the house hearing about sufficiency of form of the impeachment complaint against the highest official of the Philippines.

Gary Alejano is the representative for Magdalo Party list who filed the impeachment complaint against President Duterte.

Watch the live video courtesy of CNN Philippines:

UPDATE courtesy of CNN Philippines, 11:23 AM, 5/15/2017:

Highlights:

– Justice Committee Chair Rey Umali: It will be in the best interest of the nation to resolve this case without delay
– Rep. Fredenil Castro: Causes of action are based on causes that were already existing at the time of filing
– Lawmakers question supplemental impeachment complaint
– Supplemental complaint contains issues on maritime rights
– House to determine sufficiency in form of complaint
– Rep. Gary Alejano: I have no personal knowledge of killings
– Umali explains difference between personal knowledge vs. hearsay: “Hearsay will not stand in trial.”
– Rep. Rudy Fariñas to Alejano: You will be wasting our time here. How can we bring this forward if all your information is hearsay?
– Fariñas to Alejano: If your complaint is not your own, let another person be the complainant and then you endorse
– Fariñas: The purpose of verification is to secure assurance from the complainant that info is true and correct, not speculative
– Fariñas to Alejano: You’re testifying for another person. Dapat si Matobato, Lascañas nalang ang nag testify
– Alejano: I don’t have personal knowledge of Davao killings, only based on records of witnesses
– Fariñas: Statements without personal knowledge not allowed
– Fariñas: Claims are not based on authentic records
– Alejano: My allegations are based on authentic records
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{UPDATED 11:52 AM, May 15, 2017}

– Alejano: My allegations are based on authentic records
– Rep. Doy Leachon: This is not a mere procedure. This is a constitutional requirement

 

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