TACLOBAN CITY-Tingog party-list Rep. Jude Acidre is throwing his support for an investigation regarding the ‘seditious’ remarks uttered by former House speaker, Davao del Norte 1st district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez against President Marcos, Jr.

Rep. Jude Acidre

Acidre, a key ally of Leyte congressman and House Speaker Ferdinand Romualdez, however, said that while it is up to the entire Lower House if the former speaker deserves to be expelled, Alvarez deserves to be meted with a ‘disciplinary action.’

“If you listen to him, it was practically a call on the military to withdraw support from their Commander-in-Chief. It was really tantamount, on my judgment, to sedition,” the said during a media interview on Thursday (April 25).

“(But) it is premature to say if that amounts to expulsion but I think disciplinary action on the part of the House is only proper,” Acidre said.

He Alvarez, being an elected official, is also duty-bound to ‘protect and preserve’ the constitutional order and not call for any extraordinary action outside of the legal means.

“He is an elected official and all elected officials in the country have taken an oath to protect and preserve the Constitution and that includes the constitutional order which the President, and the institution or the office that he represents, must be respected at all times,” Acidre said.

Alvarez, during a rally in Tagum City, has openly called on the military and the police, to withdraw their support to Pres. Marcos out of dissatisfaction of the President’s policies.
Among those present at the said rally was former president, Rodrigo Duterte, who himself has warned Mr. Marcos could suffer the same fate similar with his father, Ferdinand Marcos, Sr., who was ousted from Malacanang through a people power revolution.

Alvarez later said that he only got emotional when he made such a call.

Some other members of Congress have called on Alvarez be expelled from Congress as Justice Sec. Jesus Crispin Remulla has ordered for a probe on Alvarez.

Both the military and the police officials have also affirmed their support for Pres. Marcos.