A lawyer for the late dictator Ferdinand Marcos on Monday filed an impeachment complaint against Philippine Vice President Leni Robredo for her strong criticism of the administration's bloody war on drugs.
The complaint for violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust was sent by Oliver Lozano to the office of House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez, a staunch ally of President Rodrigo Duterte. Alvarez had for several days been studying whether to file a complaint himself.
"She is the termite of the government," Lozano said in a letter seeking endorsement for his six-page complaint.
Robredo, who is not a member of Duterte's party and was elected in a separate contest, may have landed herself in trouble after issuing a strong rebuke of the popular president's war on drugs in a video sent to the United Nations.Alvarez said that was "irresponsible".