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Duterte impeachment attempt fails

Philippine congress finds complaint lacking 'substance'

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Congressman Gary Alejano failed to gain sufficient parliamentary support for his impeachment complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte.   © Reuters

MANILA -- Philippine lawmakers killed a bid on Monday to impeach President Rodrigo Duterte on the grounds that it lacked substance.

The parliamentary justice committee unanimously voted down the impeachment complaint on the grounds that it was based on "hearsay" evidence.

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