The LP senators rejected calls from the lower chamber threat to cite de Lima in contempt after Dayan claimed that the senator texted his daughter advising him not to attend the hearing.
“One House of Congress cannot proceed against a member of another house without violating the principles of co-equality and inter-chamber courtesy. The correct procedure is to bring the matter officially before the entire Senate and not directly to one Senator,” they said.
“As aptly noted by our Senate President, ‘If they want to respect it [inter-parliamentary courtesy], well and good. If not, ‘wag sila magtampo if it’s the other way around’,” said the LP senators. [source]
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