Garcia: Defend House powers from Ombudsman

  House Deputy Speaker Gwendolyn Garcia has chewed out opposition lawmaker Rep. Edcel Lagman---in a privilege speech, no less---for defending the Ombudsman's order dismissing her from public office despite being an incumbent congresswoman. In a strongly worded speech, Garcia also called on her colleagues to defend the House from the Ombudsman's encroachment, not necessarily her. "Instead of allowing an illegal encroachment on what is constitutional and statutory the exclusive domain of this House, we all stand together. Not necessarily to stand with me, but to stand guard and stand true to this institution, the Constitution and the laws," Garcia said. The Cebu third ...

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