Sen. de Lima ousted as Senate Committee on Justice and Human Rights chair
|By Alex Nuevaespaña - Public Relation and Information Bureau (original here), Senate of the Philippines, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=50453243|
Sixteen voted in favor, four against, and two abstained.
Meanwhile, Senate President pro tempore Vicente "Tito" Sotto nominated Senator Richard Gordon as chair and Sen. Panfilo Lacson as vice-chair.
It will be recalled that last week, a heated discussion ensued during the Committee on Justice Hearing when Committee on Justice chairman Leila de Lima presented Edgar Matobato as a witness to the hearing that tackles extra-judicial killings in the country.
De Lima walked out during the session earlier today.