WATCH: Special Prosecutor Sandoval vies for Ombudsman post


Posted at Jun 21 2018 02:16 AM

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MANILA - Former Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice and Ombudsman Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval on Wednesday faced the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) for his application for the Ombudsman post.

Sandoval said conviction rate has increased since he joined the Office of the Ombudsman in July 2017.

"We have increased the rate of conviction. I conducted seminars of newly-appointed assistant special prosecutors to hone their skills in the successful prosecution of cases. We told them to have a good, direct cross-examination and from January 2018 up to May, we have consistently increased the rate of conviction," Sandoval told JBC.

"I think in January we had only 56 percent, then in February we had about 60, March we have about 80 and then April it was reduced to about 60 but then in May, we had 72.56 percent conviction."

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