By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Winning Marinduque Representative Lord Allan Jay Velasco warned the House of Representatives that the gathering of signatures in support of the resolution authored by Representative Umali regarding the jurisdiction of the House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal to handle the case of disqualified Representatives Regina Ongsiako-Reyes might be used in impeaching Supreme Court justices.
A petition seeking the disqualification of Akbayan Rep. Arlene Javellana Bag-ao from her post has been filed before Congress after she allegedly shed her affiliation with the party-list group and shifted loyalty with the ruling Liberal Party in her bid to run for congressman in the lone district of Dinagat Islands in Mindanao.
By Vincent Cabreza
Leyte Representative Lucy Marie Torres Gomez failed to win the Supreme Court’s support in her bid to stop the election protest against her 2010 victory.
By TJ Burgonio
Chief Justice Renato Corona received close to P5 million in allowances while serving in the Senate and House electoral tribunals, two defense witnesses said Wednesday.
The House of Representatives Electoral Tribunal (HRET) last week upheld the election in 2010 of Eufranio Eriguel as the duly elected representative of the second district of La Union.