Today in Philippine History, November 13, 2000, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada

Sunday November 13, 2011 ()

On November 13, 2000, the House of Representatives voted to impeach President Joseph Estrada on charges of bribery, graft and corruption, betrayal of public trust and culpable violation of the Constitution for allegedly accepting bribe money from operators of illegal gambling.

Speaker Manuel Villar read his referral of the Articles of Impeachment, paving the way for the formal trial of the President by the Senate, where the senators sit as jurors and Chief Justice Hilario Davide Jr. as presiding officer.

Source: Philippine News Agency


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