Believe it or not, there is no pressure from President Rodrigo Duterte to impeach Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Wednesday.
Alvarez, a bosom buddy of Mr. Duterte, acknowledged the President's remark expressing his desire to have Morales, along with Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, impeached.
But Alvarez invoked the separation of powers between the executive and the legislature, and insisted that "I don't work for the President."
"For me, I don't consider it as pressure. In the first place, I do not work for the President. I work for the Republic of the Philippines," the Speaker told reporters in an interview....
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