House Speaker Martin Romualdez Expresses Confidence in Rule of Law Amidst Destabilization Plot
In a recent press conference held at the Batasan Complex in Quezon City, House Speaker Martin Romualdez addressed the alleged destabilization plot against President Marcos. Although he didn’t provide much information on the issue, Romualdez remained optimistic that “the rule of law will prevail”.
Romualdez, who leads the House of Representatives consisting of over 300 members, was questioned by reporters regarding the destabilization plot following a special joint session. In response, he referred to the statements made by Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Chief-of-Staff General Romeo Brawner, stating, “I think Chief-of-Staff General Brawner has spoken about it, so let’s leave it to his statements.”
The House Speaker further added, “We are very confident that the rule of law will prevail in this society we have.” Romualdez then redirected the conversation, showing his enthusiasm for the visit of Japanese Prime Minister Kishida Fumio to Batasan, where the House members’ offices are located.
The special joint session was specifically arranged to accommodate Prime Minister Kishida’s historic address. Romualdez, who is also the president of the Lakas-Christian Muslim Democrats (Lakas-CMD), expressed his gratitude to the Senate, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA), and the Japanese government for facilitating the visit.
The revelation of the destabilization plot was made by AFP Chief-of-Staff General Romeo Brawner on November 3.