President Benigno Aquino III Sunday intensified his campaign against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez, dismissing as “paranoid” those people, apparently referring to former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her allies, who claim that his administration was going after them.
The President took his “war” against Gutierrez to the University of the Philippines (UP), traditionally the seat of student activism, but found himself the target of a few graduates who tried to disrupt his speech on the campus in Diliman, Quezon City.
Gutierrez has been impeached and is now awaiting trial in the Senate on charges like betrayal of public trust for not filing cases against officials linked to corruption during the Arroyo administration.
Two weeks ago, Mr. Aquino said in another university in Manila that he was “at war” with Gutierrez, prompting her supporters to say that his administration was going after her and allies of Arroyo, now a Pampanga representative.
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