violations with impunity, victimizing innocent civilians, mostly leaders, andmembers of organizations critical to her administration.This complaint calls for an inquiry into the conduct of the Chief Executive. It demands that a proceeding for the removal of respondent, whoabused and misused and continues to abuse and misuse her executive power, be conducted by our Legislative Department, lest our country fall intoanarchy.
Nature of the Complaint
This is a verified Complaint, in the name of the Filipino peopleand for the Filipino people, to impeach and bring to trial Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo, President of the Republic of the Philippines, for her betrayal of public trust, culpable violation of the Constitution, bribery, and graft andcorruption. It is being filed in accordance with the provisions of Sections 2and 3, Article XI (on Accountability of Public Officers), of the 1987Constitution.
CONSTITUTION, ART. XI, SECTIONS 2 and 3, respectively state:Section 2. The President, Vice-President, the Members of the Supreme Court,the Members of the Constitutional Commissions, and the Ombudsman may beremoved from office, on impeachment for, and conviction of, culpable violationof the constitution, treason, bribery, graft and corruption, other high crimes, or betrayal of public trust. All other public officers and employees may beremoved from office as provided by law, but not by impeachment.Section 3. (1) The House of Representatives shall have the exclusive power toinitiate all cases of impeachment.