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Palace to let House deal with solon over controversial advice to Palparan
In The Press Posted on July 8th, 2012.
A Palace spokesperson said over the weekend that it will let the House of Representatives deal with one of its members who advised retired Army Maj. Gen. Jovito Palparan Jr. to continue hiding from authorities.
On Sunday, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said the case of Alliance for Nationalism and Democracy (ANAD) Rep. Pastor Alcover falls under the House’s committee on ethics.
“Ang investigation na ganyan (That kind of investigation is), under the jurisdiction of House committee on ethics ... It is not something we will comment on,” Valte said on government-run dzRB radio.
She said that once fellow House members file an ethics complaint against Alcover, it will be in the territory of the House of Representatives.
“We are aware of that statement of Rep. Alcover. We will defer to his peers paano maging treatment sa kanyang statement,” she said.
Last week, Alcover advised Palparan to continue hiding since he may not get a fair trial under the Aquino administration. Palparan had been linked to the disappearance of UP students Sherlyn Cadapan and Karen Empeño and in 2006. The government has put up a P1-million bounty for his arrest.
Gabriela Rep. Luz Ilagan and other members of the Makabayan group in the House of Representatives threatened to file an ethics complaint against him for urging Palparan to hide. — RSJ, GMA News