WATCH: Ex-Duterte lawyer wants to become Ombudsman


Posted at Jun 20 2018 07:03 PM

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MANILA - The Judicial and Bar Council on Wednesday interviewed private lawyer Edna Batacan, who has previously represented President Rodrigo Duterte.

She said she would inhibit in cases where her first cousin, Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Oscar Herrera, would be sitting "either as a warm body or as a member of the regular court."

Batacan said she left the Office of the Ombudsman in 1992 to attend to her son who was "sickly."

"I left that office in 1992, but I spent so much of my life in that office, I love that office so much that I intend to go back because sobra na po ang korapsyon sa opisina na yun," she told the panel.

Duterte is set to appoint the replacement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is set to step down next month.