Surprise witnesses vs Merci during trial


Posted at Apr 11 2011 07:17 PM | Updated as of Apr 12 2011 03:17 AM

MANILA, Philippines - Different civil society organizations will present before the Senate surprise witnesses who, they hope, would finally send Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez packing.

The groups Pagbabago, People Power Institute, Bayan Muna and Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas are now preparing their tactics that would help the prosecution boot out Gutierrez, including the presentation of key witnesses.

The witnesses will lend credence to the fact that there has been collusion between her and former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo.

The groups said the prosecution’s moves in the Senate will also pave the way for the trial of Arroyo herself.

The group will hold a vigil on the eve of the trial on May 9. They will also hold a protest on that day. – from a report by Jasmin Romero, ABS-CBN News