Palace rejects call for forced resignation, LOA
MANILA (10 August) -- "A forced resignation or leave of absence (LOA) is unacceptable (for President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo) when the impeachment process is already in place."
Press Secretary Ignacio Bunye made the statement in reponse to Novaliches Bishop Antonio Tobias' proposal for the Chief Executive to take a leave of absence from the start of the deliberations on the impeachment complaint against her.
The Presidential Spokesman said the suggestion is unfair in the absence of proof against President Arroyo for any violation of law.
Bunye, who is also the Presidential Spokesman, pointed out that nobody, not even Mrs. Arroyo, has any business interferring with the impeachment process as each institution in the country's system has its own role to play.
Meanwhile, Bunye suggested to leave the impeachment complaint to take its course in the House of Representatives while the President do her job in running the affairs of the nation, expecially in stewarding the economy through these challenging times. (PIA-MMIO) [top]