Alejano bids farewell on the last session day of the 17th Congress, but promised to continue being a voice for the opposition as a private citizen



Rep. Alejano photo from abs-cbn


Outgoing Representative Gary Alejano of Magdalo Party list gave his parting words on the last session day of the 17th Congress, but promised he would remain being a voice for the opposition as a private citizen.

“I am bowing out of the 17th Congress proud of the Magdalo team for being true to its commitment of delivering balance in Congress as consistent voice of dissent, pushing for the advocacy of Magdalo in exposing anomalies in government, and bridging services to our constituents,” he announced in a statement.



Alejano have exhausted all efforts in order to win a Senate seat in the midterm elections under the opposition Otso Diretso slate but still failed to secure a single seat for the opposition party.

He filed an impeachment case in 2017 against President Rodrigo Duterte concerning the extrajudicial killings of drug+ suspects, and being subservient to China, but the impeachment case was dismissed by the justice committee.

The former Magdalo Representative said in his statement, he was proud of his accomplishments as a congressman.

The Magdalo party-list ranked 1st in terms of number of originally authored bills and resolutions filed. We were also able to enact 27 laws in the 17th Congress, adding to our previous record of 13 enacted laws in the 16th Congress,” he said.


He also acknowledged the “challenges in the performance of our duty in calling out the government on detrimental policies including the EJKs under the war on drugs, Chinese incursions and abuses in the West Philippine Sea, TRAIN Law, extension of Martial Law, and issues of corruption in government among others.”
“The challenges include the filing of an impeachment and ICC complaints against the President. We cannot put a blind eye to the excesses and abuse of power,” he said.
“Lastly, even as a private citizen, which starts on the noon of June 30, I will continue to fight for the Filipino people and our country in every opportunity,” he added

“As I always say, service to our nation is my lifelong commitment. Maraming salamat po at mabuhay po kayong lahat!” Alejano said in his parting words.


 Source: Politiko

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