Miriam raises hell, sees sabotage on Puno probe
Miriam: Boycott the handiwork of Malacanang?
In a statement sent to the media, the feisty senator said not a single member of her committee, a total of 11 senators, has confirmed attendance for Friday’s probe.
She said the senators gave as an excuse that they would be out of town. At least two senators are needed in a committee hearing.
“If it happens, such a deliberate boycott will indicate that even my fellow senator who are members of my committee do not support my initiative. I will certainly raise a protest, but I’m thinking at the moment of what form my protest will take,”
Puno not appearing?
Most of the invited individuals, including Justice Secretary Leila de Lima and PNP Director General Nicanor Bartolome, have already confirmed their attendance.
“He has to be present and invoke the privilege for every question. That is not a ground for an omnibus refusal to answer all questions or to be absent,” she said.
“If the Senate President refuses to sign the subpoena, in effect, he will disapprove the committee recommendation, which is not normal,” she said. Enrile earlier said some questions may be raised on the jurisdiction of the committee in calling for the probe.