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Alvarez should not attend IMPEACHMENT Trials- Rep. Baguilat, Jr




MANILA-Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez should be excluded from any impeachment-related proceeding after he admitted that he has a girlfriend outside of marriage, an opposition lawmaker said Friday.

“His admission of infidelity should recluse (sic) him from participating in impeachment moves, because there are ethical issues involved in impeachment,” Ifugao Rep. Teddy Baguilat, Jr. said in a statement. 
Alvarez said on Wednesday that congressmen will soon begin to process the impeachment cases filed against President Rodrigo Duterte and Vice President Leni Robredo.
Magdalo Representative Gary Alejano filed a case against Duterte, over drug-related killings and allegations of undeclared wealth.
Robredo, meanwhile, was threatened with impeachment for supposedly betraying public trust when she criticized alleged human rights violations under the Duterte administration, in a video sent to the United Nations.
Earlier, some of Alvarez’s detractors urged for his disbarment also for ethical reasons, which the speaker dismissed. If this was to be strictly enforced, Alvarez said, there might not be any lawyers left. 
Alvarez on Thursday admitted to having a girlfriend, and said he had been estranged from his legal wife, Emelita Apostol Alvarez, for some time. 
His children also knew about the woman, Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio, he said. However, he refrained from revealing the duration of their relationship, as it is a “secret”.
On the other hand, In a phone interview with reporters at the House of Representatives , Alvarez, a lawyer, was asked about possible ethical issues with having a girlfriend outside marriage. 
The Supreme Court had disbarred lawyers for extra-marital affairs.
"Ako, kung meron silang nakikitang issue papa-disbar ako for having a girlfriend, di go ahead, mag-file ng complaint. Baka walang matirang abugado," he replied.
Pressed if that was an admission that he had a girlfriend, Alvarez said, "Diyos ko naman, kayo naman eh. Sino bang walang girlfriend?"
But Alvarez said the length of their relationship was a "secret."
Alvarez said he did not know how the controversy affected his family, but he maintained that it was all part of being a politician.
"Hindi ko po alam anong epekto. Kasama naman sa trabaho ito. Pag pumasok ka sa ganitong trabaho, nasa pulitika ka eh, talagang kung anu-anong lumalabas na kwento. Totoo, hindi totoo, ok lang yun."
Asked about criticisms that he had double standards for criticizing Senator Leila de Lima for her affair with driver Ronnie Dayan, Alvarez maintained he criticized the senator over her alleged drug ties. 
"Di ko naman binatikos yung affair niya. Ang binabatikos ko yung involvement niya sa illegal drugs. Di naman yung relasyon niya ang binabatikos ko; ang involvement niya sa illegal drugs ang batikusin ko," he said.
"Paano ko naman batikusin yung affair affair na yan eh halos, wag na tayo mag-platsikan, halos lahat naman may affair affair?," he added.
Reminded that he once said that Dayan's wife had been at a disadvantage, Alvarez said he only raised that argument as rebuttal to De Lima's supporters.
"Sinabi ko yun kasi nire-raise ng pro-De Lima na paano yung ganiyan. Sabi ko, paano yung asawa? Kaya ko lang sinagot yung tanong pero di ko naman kinondemned na may affair," he said.
"Sino ba naman ako para mag-condemn ng ganun?"
Alvarez said he had been estranged from his legal wife, Emelita Apostol Alvarez. 
"Matagal na po kaming hindi nag-uusap, sa totoo lang."
Alvarez also said his children knew about his girlfriend Jennifer Maliwanag Vicencio whom Cathy Binag, Rep. Antonio Floirendo Jr's live-in partner, named in her statement Thursday.
The rift between House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez and Davao del Norte Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr. stems from "greed for wealth, power and influence," Floirendo's partner said.
Source: ABS-CBN News
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