Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Senate President Manuel Villar

The Philippine Senate President Manuel Villar surrenders his position Monday afternoon November 17, 2008 due to lack of support of the majority. Villar resigned before being voted out during session and introduced to the public his replacement Senator Juan Ponce Enrile. Fourteen of the senators voted for Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile in motion nominating him as the new Senate President.
Villar stepped down earlier and didn’t wait for the Senate to introduce its Senate resolution on Monday afternoon’s session. He faces the inevitable ethics complaint based on the double entry budget for 2008 C-5 road project worth P 200 million. It was Sen. Panfilo Lacson who uncovered the alleged illegal 2008 national budget entry of two identical projects.


bevs said...

thanks shang for the post now i knew why SEn Villa is on front page this morning.