Ridiculed for questionable views and lack of intellectual capacity, world boxing champion and now Philippine Senator Manny Pacquiao has successfully knocked out the Justice Committee chairmanship from Leila De Lima, after the senate voted in favor of his motion to do so.
Sixteen Philippine senators voted to approve Senator Manny Pacquiao’s motion for the Senate to declare the committee chairmanship and membership vacant.
Four voted against and two abstained. The four were curiously, Liberal Party members, in which De Lima is a member of.
Senate Majority Leader Vicente “Tito” Sotto moved to nominate Senator Richard Gordon as the new chairman of the committee, which the latter accepted.
With no opposition, Gordon was declared as the new chairperson of the panel.
Gordon, in accepting the chairmanship, promised an “objective” hand at the head of the committee.
The motion to declare De Lima’s panel vacant was discussed by the senators in a one-hour caucus following Pacquiao’s motion.
After the caucus, the motion was taken up again, and was opposed by De Lima’s allies, Senate President Pro-Tempore Franklin Drilon and Senator Risa Hontiveros.
“We believe there is no basis for the motion,” Drilon said.
Pacquiao made the motion to declare De Lima’s vacant after Senator Alan Peter Cayetano accused De Lima of being biased against President Rodrigo Duterte. Pacquiao and Cayetano are both close allies of Duterte.
De Lima curiously rejected attendance to a hearing regarding her alleged involvement in drug proliferation inside the New Bilibid Prison.
The committee on justice is holding a probe on alleged extrajudicial killings and summary executions amid the Duterte administration’s war on drugs.
Sotto said the probe on the killings attributed to Duterte’s war on drugs will continue.
The eviction brought much rejoice to people fed up with her obvious bias.
“1 punch knock out..alright”
“Majority desision win by pacman!”
“BOOM BOOM BOOM”
“I did not vote for Sen Paquiao, but you deserve my apologies and my admiration. Salute to you, Senator.”
“thank you Sen. Cayetano at Sen. Manny. proud of you”
“I start to like and love you again manny….I am proud of what you’ve do…👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼go go go”
“Finally, she’s out! Hihihihi….that’s what you get dogstyle queen. You’re kicked from Justice Committee. Gordon is now the appointed one. Your happy days with Trillanes is over.”
“Knock out by senator pacman”