Alvarez says he won’t enforce Ombud’s order to dismiss Garcia

HOUSE Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez said on Monday that he will not implement the Office of the Ombudsman’s order to dismiss Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia for grave misconduct.

“My appropriate action is not to implement the order. Why? Because there is nothing in the Constitution that allows me to do that,” Alvarez said.

Garcia, who has represented Cebu’s third congressional district since July 2013, was quick to link the dismissal order to her participation in the impeachment process against Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.

Source: Local News

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