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Impeach raps vs Ombudsman found sufficient in form

Impeach raps vs Ombudsman found sufficient in form
by RG Cruz
ABS-CBN

MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – In just one meeting, the House of Representatives Committee on Justice voted on Wednesday to declare as sufficient in form 2 impeachment complaints filed against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

The first complaint, filed by former Akbayan Rep. Risa Hontiveros, was declared sufficient in form, 39-1.

The complaint accuses the Ombudsman of culpable violation of the Constitution and betrayal of public trust for failing to provide prompt action on issues such as the botched National Broadband Network-ZTE deal, the lavish P1 million dinner of former President Arroyo and Filipino lawmakers at Le Cirque restaurant in the US, and the mysterious death of Philippine Navy Ensign Phillip Pestaño. Read more