DOJ chief to see if Alvarez may be prosecuted for sedition

DOJ chief wants probe to see if Alvarez may be prosecuted for sedition

/ 03:09 PM April 16, 2024

BAGUIO CITY, Philippines — Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla ordered an investigation to determine if Davao del Norte 1st District Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez can be prosecuted for sedition, inciting to sedition, or even rebellion.

“As a former lawmaker myself, I would like to remind Congressman Alvarez to act in accordance to the highest standards of ethics, morality, and nationalism, and avoid remarks unbecoming of a member of the House of Representatives,” Remulla added.

Remulla made this statement after Alvarez called on the police and military during a rally in Tagum City over the weekend to withdraw their support from President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.


READ: Alvarez to Marcos: Stop escalating WPS tension or yield presidency

But Alvarez later clarified that his call for the withdrawal of support was not the coup d’etat style.

READ: Alvarez says Marcos support withdrawal call is not seditious

He added that he was only emotional because Malacañang’s foreign policy is dragging the country into further conflict with China.

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