With overwhelming 16-4 votes, the Philippine Senate expels De Lima as chairman of the Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights.
Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano’s privileged speech triggers Sen. Manny Pacquiao to move that the Committee be declared vacant. In his privileged speech, Cayetano reprehends Sen. Leila De Lima for her way of attending the chairmanship investigation on extrajudicial killings as “misleading” and using the Senate through her Committee for “shaming” the Duterte Administration.
Senate expels De Lima
While the veteran Senate President Pro-Tempore Sen. Franklin Drilon claims the move of the neophyte Pacquiao is out of the Senate rules, with the overwhelming votes the Senate expels de Lima as justice committee head.
A new set of members and chairmanship (now headed by Sen. Gordon) is installed immediately. RQJ
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