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War on drugs opponent ousted

Discussion in 'News and Weather' started by midway, Sep 20, 2016.

  1. midway

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    Manny called for the vote and they held a vote and 16 voted her down, 4 voted for her and 2 abstentions.

    I think it proper she not be the chair if she can't hold a simple majority? It's democracy in action.

    She was removed from the committee chair, not from the committee or from the senate. So just exactly what did happen that you were concerned about? Are you against democracy?
     
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    No problems with democracy. Problems with bully's though.

    "Duterte himself has launched a smear campaign against her, attempting to convince Filipinos that de Lima is in the pay of drug gangs and that she has had “sex escapades” (his words) with her driver."
     
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    It appears she launched a smear campaign against him also and her fellow senators demoted her, not Duterte. She could only muster 4 votes out of 22? I presume one of the votes was hers so only 3 votes? 16 against her and two abstentions? I don't know her personally but it appears her fellow senators don't think highly of her and presumably they are familiar with her. Once again, Duterte didn't do it, her fellow senators did it. It's in the article.
     
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    Was the vote around party lines or sides or however they differentiate themselves in the Philippines?
     
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    Money and/or clans are usually the deciding factor in such situations.
     
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    Also, there are six senate members from the political party she comes from.
     
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    Delima left during Peter Cayetanos privilege speech Trillianes may have left as well. The speech was not kind to that pair.
    That leaves 4 Liberals vs the other 16 senators.
    De Limas predicament is what some would call KARMA :-) :-)
     
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    Karma is right, now she is in the center of a drug investigation, where they are parading criminals to testify against her. Is it a coincidence....or just bad luck?
     
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    At least the criminals paraded against her name the names of all involved. Not just one person. It gives them credibility.
     
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