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Ombudsman: Front and Center SPECIAL REPORT By Charlie V. Manalo 06/08/2012

Friday, June 8, 2012

Ombudsman: Front and Center

SPECIAL REPORT

By Charlie V. Manalo 06/08/2012

Some two weeks ago, Chief Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales took the witness stand before the Senate as a prosecution witness against then Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Co-rona, presenting before the senator-judges, the result of her office’s investi-gation on the supposed dollar accounts of the former Chief Justice and his alleged bank transactions.

Not surprisingly, many of the 188 congressmen who signed the impeachment complaint against Corona concede that it was not the prosecution that won the case but Carpio-Morales who brought the victory for them via the Anti-Money Laundering Council-provided documents.

However, with her damning testimony against Corona, Carpio-Morales may have been made aware that by doing so, she has, consciously or not, wittingly or unwittingly, put the Office of the Ombudsman right at the front and center of intrigues and questions as to whether her office can deliver, in the same manner of aggressiveness and swiftness, and in the interest of fair play, the justice sought by various groups against some of the President’s own men; his KKKs (kaklase, kaibigan, kabarilan)..... MORE

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