MANILA, Philippines — After she contradicted President Rodrigo Duterte and making him look bad, House Speaker Pantaleon “Bebot” Alvarez revealed today that he is set to file an impeachment complaint against Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop.
“Napag-aralan na natin ng husto…May sapat tayong ebidensya na magpapakitang masama ang intensyon ni FM Julie Bishop sa pagsalungat sa mga naunang pahayag ng ating pangulo,” Alvarez said.
[Translation: We have researched and studied it thoroughly…And there is sufficient evidence to prove that FM Julie Bishop had bad intentions when she contradicted our president’s earlier statement.]
Bishop revealed that human rights and extra-judicial killings were brought up during their recent meeting in Davao, contradicting Duterte’s earlier pronouncement that those topics were never discussed.
“Is she saying that our president is a liar?” Alvarez said. “She leaves us no choice but to file an impeachment complaint against her.”
Alvarez believes, Bishop’s revelation before an international audience betrayed public trust.
“Ang pananaw ko dito mayroong betrayal of public trust… Sa buong buhay ko, ngayon lang ako nakakita ng isang mataas na opisyal ng ibang bansa na walang pakundangan siraan ang ating bansa sa international community… Ano ang magiging epekto noon economically?” he said.
[Translation: In my opinion, there is a betrayal of trust. In my entire life, this is the first time I have seen a top government official smear the country’s reputation before the international community. What would be the effect, economically?]
Alvarez also alleged that Bishop did not present any evidence of her claims that such topics were discussed during their meeting.
“She said that they discussed the country’s anti-drug campaign at length but not once did she present an iota of evidence,” he added. “Clearly, the Australian government is in cahoots with the Yellow Cult!”
Alvarez is confident that the impeachment complaint will immediately be endorsed.
“Sa dinami-daming gustong sumipsip sa administrasyon na ‘to, siguradong magkakandarapa silang mag-unahan sa pag endorso ng impeachment complaint na ito laban kay FM Bishop,” he added.
[Translation: With so many sycophants around this administration, I’m pretty sure that they would fall head over heels trying to endorse this impeachment complaint against FM Bishop.]
Alvarez was quick to point out that lawmakers should have nothing to worry about as there are other impeachment complaints brewing in the pipeline.
“Huwag kayong mag-alala, madami pa tayong impeachment complaint na ihahain,” he said; adding that impeachment raps against Supreme Court Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio, Ethel Booba, Madam Claudia and a taho vendor critical of the administration are already in the works.
[Translation: Don’t worry, there are more impeachment complaints that we will file.]
“Do not be vocal and tarnish the image of our beloved president and our country,” Alvarez said. “Only the President Rodrigo Duterte can do that!”