Last Friday, Cory Aquino went to see Archbishop Angel Lagdameo, incoming head of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference. Both Cory and the bishops are said to be concerned over rumors the impeachment process will be derailed this week.
Tomorrow, it’s said that Susan Roces will make an appeal for the impeachment process to continue. This comes at the heels of expectations among opposition lawmakers that they may be able to achieve the magic number of 79 signatures by next week. There are hopes she might be joined by Cory Aquino, but the talk of such a thing happening seems more along the lines of wishful thinking.
After all, a case has already been filed (or so a lawyer told me) before the Supreme Court, to throw out the impeachment complaint. Refer back to my previous post on alarming trends. Anyway, it seems a big crowd will materialize at the House of Representatives on Tuesday and Wednesday… just in case.
Updates (5:40 p.m.): a source close to the House says the majority has no such news, and doubts the impeachment would be killed this early on. “The Speaker needs the impeachment to blackmail the President,” the source suggests. Source wondered if, perhaps, the opposition is getting desperate and points out that angle needs to be considered. A media colleague says that talk of the impeachment being killed is coming only from the opposition, while majority members seem to be digging in for long debates (or slogging it out in the Supreme Court).