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Noy’s favored justice eyes Ombudsman post By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/18/2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Noy’s favored justice eyes Ombudsman post

By Benjamin B. Pulta 05/18/2011

Supreme Court (SC) Senior Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, who is up for retirement and widely perceived as close to President Aquino having sworn him into office instead of Chief Justice Renato Corona, expressed her interest to be the next Ombudsman.

Carpio-Morales, who was handpicked by Aquino to administer his inaugural oath last year, has accepted her nomination to the Ombudsman post through a letter sent to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). This was confirmed yesterday by her son and chief of staff Umberto Morales.

The magistrate wrote the SC ruling that would have allowed the impeachment of resigned Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in the House of Representatives.

Carpio-Morales was nominated to the Ombudsman post by three groups: UP Law Alumni Association, Transparency International Phils. and Women Lawyers Association of the Philippines Inc. Aquino reportedly offered the Ombudsman post to Morales in an earlier occasion they had attended with retired Chief Justice Artemio Panganiban..... MORE

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