Iloilo Rep. Niel Tupas Jr., chairperson of the House justice panel which prepared the case, said a total of 188 members of the majority signed the complaint during a caucus earlier this afternoon.
The figure is more than the required number for the case to be transmitted directly to the Senate.
Under House rules, an impeachment complaint has to be approved by one-third of all House members in this case, 95 lawmakers for it to be able to be transmitted straight to the Senate for trial.
The ruling party’s move came a few hours after Corona, at a flag ceremony at the Supreme Court, bared an alleged plan to oust him from office by any means fair or foul. SC Chief Justice Renato Corona however, said he will not leave his post.
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