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The Ombudsman In The Dock

March 2, 2009

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http://filipinovoices.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/03/impeachment-complaint_as-filed.pdf

Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is supposed to be chasing grafters in government but now civil society leaders are seeking the lady graft buster’s removal for betraying public trust.

Gutierrez is supposed to head the constitutional office until 2012 but former senate president Jovito Salonga says Filipinos have had enough of Gutierrez’s inaction on the string of sensational gract scandals that have destroyed faith in the government of the day.

The question now is whether the administration-dominated Congress will give serious consideration to the 33-page complaint’s merits or just buy Gutierrez’s blanket denials hook-line-and-sinker.

Will the winds of change move our lawmakers, or will dogged loyalty to Malacanang rule the day yet again?

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