Despite the ongoing crises and issues in the country, the alleged possibility of an impeachment complaint against Vice President Sara Duterte seems to be taking center stage. According to ACT Teachers Party-list Rep. France Castro, some leaders of political parties and congressmen in the House of Representatives are discussing this potential move.
The controversial issue stems from the request of Vice President Duterte’s office for confidential funds, which were allocated to the Department of Education (DepEd). This is an unusual practice, especially considering that the said agency has its budget proposal process that should go through the House of Representatives.
In a hearing regarding her request for confidential funds for the year 2024, it was revealed that the Office of the Vice President (OVP) under Sara Duterte-Carpio allocated P125 million in confidential funds in just 11 days last year. This sparked a thorough examination from various sectors and lawmakers.
Confidential funds are typically used for sensitive and specific public purposes that cannot be disclosed to the public. However, the amount and the speed of approval raised concerns in the eyes of the public and various sectors.
The issue is exacerbated by the alleged unconventional process of obtaining confidential funds and the failure to adhere to proper procedures. This has also paved the way for questionable transactions and government fund expenditures.
In the face of the intensifying issue, it appears that some leaders in the House of Representatives are carefully considering the possibility of filing an impeachment complaint against Vice President Sara Duterte. Such a move is a significant decision that could impact the political landscape of the country.
While some sectors are worried about the credibility of the government, it is expected that all aspects of the issue will be accounted for and clarified through the proper legal process. As the situation develops, a transparent and open examination is crucial to maintaining the trust of the people in their government.