Automatic Suspension for 3 ‘Pork’ Senators Looms after Arrest, Says Colleague

Automatic Suspension for 3 ‘Pork’ Senators Looms after Arrest, Says Colleague

MANILA, Philippines – MANILA, Philippines – A colleague of Senators Juan Ponce-Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon ‘Bong’ Revilla said the three lawmakers faced automatic suspension from office once the warrants are issued for their arrests in connection with the plunder case the Ombudsman is expected to file anytime soon.

Senator Francis ‘Chiz’ Escudero argued the senate leadership doesn’t need to suspend or expel their colleagues since suspension is already provided by operation of law, which the Sandiganbayan will implement after the cases are filed.

Escudero cited the plunder law or Republic Act 7080 where suspension of any public officer is discretionary to Sandiganbayan if it finds probable cause to issue a warrant of arrest. (Click here to read more)

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