LOOK: Former chief justices, Sara Duterte fete Ombudsman Morales

Henry Omaga-Diaz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jun 18 2018 10:09 PM

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It was like a gathering of who's who in the legal profession, of luminaries who have made it to the top.

Siblings of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave their sister a testimonial dinner on Sunday, not only to celebrate her 77th birthday, but also to give her a much deserved tribute for her more than 50 years of government service.

Morales is known for her tough stand against corruption and had her share of clashes with President Rodrigo Duterte on the issue of human rights and transparency in the past years.

She is set to retire this July at the conclusion of her 7-year term.

Presidential daughter Sara Duterte, whose husband Manse Carpio is the son of the Ombudsman’s brother, Lucas, also attended the event.

Other attendees include Supreme Court acting chief justice Antonio Carpio, former chief justices Hilario Davide Jr. and Artemio Panganiban, former Associate Justice Adolf Azcuna, UP President Danny Concepcion, UP Law Dean Deng Cordero Tan, Romy Callejo of the Philippine Judicial Academy, and Civil Service Commissioner Alice de la Rosa.

Siblings of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave their sister a testimonial dinner on Sunday, not only to celebrate her 77th birthday, but also to give her a tribute for her more than 50 years of government service. ABS-CBN New

Siblings of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave their sister a testimonial dinner on Sunday, not only to celebrate her 77th birthday, but also to give her a tribute for her more than 50 years of government service. ABS-CBN New

Siblings of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave their sister a testimonial dinner on Sunday, not only to celebrate her 77th birthday, but also to give her a tribute for her more than 50 years of government service. ABS-CBN New

Siblings of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales gave their sister a testimonial dinner on Sunday, not only to celebrate her 77th birthday, but also to give her a tribute for her more than 50 years of government service. ABS-CBN New