The House of Representatives Committee on Justice has determined that the impeachment complaint filed against President Arroyo, the 4th of her stay in office, is sufficient in form though its substance has yet to be debated upon. But the impeachment suit faces sure defeat before a House dominated by Arroyo allies. The best the opposition can try for is that the issues raised be given a chance to be properly ventilated and brought to the attention of the public. But even this faint hope is sure to be thwarted.
The majority has indicated that it will not stand for lengthy debates on the floor and will push for an immediate vote. It will never reach the impeachment trial stage. Even the complaint in intervention initiated by a group of bloggers founded on the unconstitutionality of the BJE MOA orchestrated by GMA will likely be dismissed outright for being a second complaint and therefore prohibited under the law. The Constitution provides that only one impeachment complaint can be brought against the president every year.
And this is a particulalry dangerous issue for Arroyo as the Supreme Court ruling on the BJE MOA (which was not appealed by the government) puts her on the spot as the chief instigator in the commission of acts violative of the Constitution. She will do everything in her power to block the intervention move.
It looks like this present effort to unseat Arroyo because of corruption and culpable breach of her oath of office will go the way of previous attempts. Which is straight to the trash bin. Why even bother ? The answer is simple. The Filipino people are entitled to know the truth. Even if they are too weary to do anything about it.