Thursday, May 21, 2009
Senate Votes 12 - 0 on Ethics Complaint Against Manny Villar
The Philippine Senate has just voted 12 to 0 to adopt a Resolution adopting an Ethics Complaint against Senator Manny Villar. No members of the minority attended the proceedings. Senators led by Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile and complainant Senator Ping Lacson affirmed the sufficiency of form and substance of the complaint. The Resolution is characterized as a "finding of probable cause" and allows the continuation of the ethics committee proceeding.