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48 solons to Cam: Resign!

  • Written by Ryan Ponce Pacpaco
  • Published in Nation
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FORTY-EIGHT lawmakers crossed party lines yesterday to demand the resignation of Philippine
Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) board member Sandra Cam. 

Negros Oriental Rep. Arnolfo “Arnie” Teves, Surigao del Norte Rep. Robert Ace Barbers, and
House Minority Leader and Quezon Rep. Danilo Suarez led lawmakers in filing House Resolution (HR)
No. 1777 to call the resignation of Cam. 

At the same time, they asked the House of Representatives to cite Cam in contempt for
allegedly disrespecting Teves during last month’s House committee on games and amusement hearing
on small town lottery (STL) operations.
    
“Whereas, aside from accusing a member of this House of alleged wrongdoing, Ms. Sandra Cam
called Hon. Teves names and was yelling and shouting at the latter,” said the resolution.
    
Aside from Teves, the resolution alleged that Cam also showed “unruly behavior” which is a
direct affront to the House of Representatives as an institution.
    
“Whereas, any and all invited guests and resource persons in any committee hearing should
at all times accord all members of the House due respect by reason of their positions as duly-
elected public officers, accord due respect to the House of Representatives as an institution,
observe proper decorum and refrain from exhibiting any unethical and/or contemptuous and arrogant
behavior, under pain and penalty,” said the resolution.
    
Last February, Teves and Cam were engaged in a heated exchange after the latter accused
the congressman of being an STL operator.
    
Cam said the so-called gaming lords have been using STL as front of jueteng, resulting to
revenue losses on the part of the government.
    
Teves wanted Cam to also present evidence on her statement about lost revenues from the
STL.