By Ma. Ceres P. Doyo
Are political parties taking a collective stand on the freedom of information (FOI) bill that was killed at the last hour in the 15th Congress?
The decision of the justice committee of the House of Representatives on Tuesday to junk the three impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino did not come as a surprise.
The report that the House of Representatives committee on justice, chaired by Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas, is contemplating not only to review or repeal Presidential Decree No. 1949 (a Marcos decree creating the Judiciary Development Fund or JDF) but also to take a second look at the power of the Supreme Court to impose docket and filing fees at exorbitant rates is welcome news.
The leadership of the House of Representatives is expected to refer the three impeachment complaints filed against President Aquino during the last congressional recess to the justice committee as early as today.
Pork barrel scam’s alleged “queen,” Janet Lim Napoles, is again being invited to attend the Senate blue ribbon committee to tell all on who in the Senate and House of Representatives, in the judiciary and the executive, and in local governments, including their collaborators in the private sector, received kickbacks and commissions from her.