Noted: Ombudsman reacts to looming impeach raps


Posted at Nov 22 2017 03:56 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. Noel Celis, AFP

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Wednesday seemed unfazed by reports of looming impeachment complaints against her.

"I note it," Morales said when asked to comment about reports that at least 3 impeachment cases will be filed against her soon.

"Everybody is at liberty to file any complaint against anybody including me," Morales told reporters after a speaking engagement at the University of Santo Tomas.

Last month, lawyer Manuelito Luna told ABS-CBN News that one complaint will be filed by Greco Belgica and Tanggulang Demokrasya against the Ombudsman over alleged selective justice in the PDAF and DAP cases and the inordinate delay of cases. 

Another complaint will be filed by Ferdinand Topacio and the families of the SAF 44 over the handling of the Mamasapano massacre case, including the downgrading of charges against former President Noynoy Aquino. 

The third complaint that will be handled by former congressmen Glen Chong and Jacinto Paras will seek for Morales' ouster over an alleged conspiracy to divulge information about an ongoing investigation.

Prior to reports of impeachment raps being prepared against Morales, President Rodrigo Duterte said ouster cases should be filed against Morales for allegedly practicing "selective justice".

Morales was appointed by President Benigno Aquino.

Morales is also the aunt of Duterte's son-in-law, Mans Carpio.

- with a report from Pia Gutierrez, ABS-CBN News.