Carpio-Morales: new ombudsman

President Aquino named yesterday retired Supreme Court (SC) associate justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the new ombudsman in his second State of the Nation Address.

“When the new Ombudsman, former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, takes office, we will have an honest-to-goodness anti-corruption office, not one that condones the corruption and abuses in government,” the President said, receiving one of the loudest and strongest applause when he made the announcement as part of his speech.

“I expect that this year, we will have filed our first major case against the corrupt and their accomplices. And these will be real cases, with strong evidence and clear testimonies, which will lead to the punishment of the guilty,” he said.

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  • UP nn Grad


    PresiNoy said what he expects from Ombudsman Carpio-Morales, but the President was careful not to threaten to fire Ombudsman with firing because, of course, she does not work for Malacanang. Now, deputy ombudsmen better march to Malacanang expectations, or else they get fired.

    • UP nn Grad

      Many Filipinos especially of the older generation are OK with the president having the right to fire anybody receiving a monthly government paycheck. Heh heh heh. Bert and ManuB probably wishes that heil-Presidente can fire any congressman who likes LeCirque, heh heh heh.

      If an employee can’t manufacture what the President wants, then the president should be able to replace that government employee, Ferdoinand Marcos would have said so, whether that employee is a data-entry person, a cook, an auditor or a deputy ombudsman..