• ‘Impeach Morales for protecting Aquino’

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    OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales revealed her “true color” when she decided to clear former President Benigno Aquino 3rd of any liability in the implementation of the multibillion-peso Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) during his term, anti-crime advocates said Wednesday.

    Dante Jimenez, founding chairman of the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), claimed Morales was protecting Aquino, and said his group would not allow her “selective justice” to continue.

    Apart from the motion for reconsideration to be filed by the lawyers of the VACC on the decision of the Ombudsman on the DAP issue, the organization is eyeing an impeachment compliant against Morales.

    Jimenez said the move to impeach Morales would not involve the VACC alone because there were other complainants in the DAP case filed last year against Aquino and his former Budget secretary Florencio Abad.

    Complaints of technical malversation and usurpation of legislative powers were filed against Aquino and Abad by the VACC, Bayan Muna, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Confederation for Unity, Recognition and Advancement of Government Employees, Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas and Gabriela last year.

    But the Ombudsman only found probable cause to charge Abad for violation of Article 239 (Usurpation of Legislative Powers) of the Criminal Code before the Sandiganbayan, and cleared Aquino of any liability.
    The VACC, Jimenez said, will meet with other complainants and discuss their next move.

    “VACC as one of the complainants in the DAP complaint and other organizations will meet to evaluate and possibly file an impeachment complaint against the Ombudsman,” he added.

    Jimenez noted that it was the second time Morales shielded Aquino from possible charges. The first was in January when the former president was excluded in the filing of charges in connection with the botched Mamasapano operation that led to the killing of 44 police Special Action Force (SAF) commandos.

    It was the VACC that filed the complaint against Aquino, former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and sacked SAF director Getulio Napeñas for reckless imprudence resulting in homicide.

    The group in its complaint stated that Aquino should be held liable for the deaths of the SAF commandos because of negligence, imprudence, lack of foresight and lack of skill in the planning, preparation and execution of the police operation to arrest terrorist Zulkifli Bin Hir alias “Marwan.”

    But the Ombudsman only recommended the filing of graft and usurpation of public functions against Purisima and Napeñas, in effect absolving Aquino.

    “VACC condemns the Ombudsman’s decision to absolve former President Aquino on DAP and just recently over the massacre of the SAF 44 in Mamasapano, Maguindanao,” Jimenez said.

    “She has protected Aquino not once but twice,” he added.

    The VACC head also expressed confidence they would get enough support to impeach Morales from the House of Representatives.

    In fact, Jimenez said, several congressmen have approached him and vowed to support a move to impeach the Ombudsman.

    Jimenez declined to identify the lawmakers but said they were those who were subjected to Morales’ “selective justice.”

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    1. Itigil ang pagpapatay on

      Ang presidente din ngayon, dapat liable sa mga pagpapatay niya. Mamatay tao! Idala din sa korte na parang kriminal. Siya mismo nagsabi na pumatay siya at di niya tinatanggi.

    2. Ganern pala si CCMorales, kaya pala ngakngak din si De Lima noong dinala sa RTC lang ung kaso nya whereas she would like it thru CCM Court aka Ombudsman..

      Kaya rin pala si Pnoy absolved ang kaso vs Mishandling SAF44 in Mamasapano..

      Pnoy actually has no balls to accept responsibility sayang talaga boto ko sa kanya.. Quirino Grandstand Massacre is his responsibility and he shall be the one to ask apology to the HKG Govt instead of Erap bec he’s the sitting President..

      Tama asawa ko Abnoy sya pero naniwala ako sa dikta ng boto ko pero malaking kamalian pala..

    3. Impeach Morales Now! that is why the LP’s are so confident to let the Ombudsman handle the case of de lima coz they are sure that she will be absolve again by Morales…Let support VACC and other concerned groups.

    4. Nothing new here, Morales should of been removed as soon as Duterte took office.

      Morales has been stalling and protecting the liberal party since she took office.

      Didn’t anyone notice what she was doing the past 5 years ?

      Want to fight corruption ? Start by reforming the law enforcement agencies like the Ombudsman.

      Impeach her or watch as Aquino and his gang escape justice.

    5. Omb. Morales’ actions will go down in RP history as one of the worst dereliction of duty and height of perversion of public service and our justice system.

      What a disgrace to the Gov’t Service.

    6. Carpio-Morales had been protecting PNOT from the start. She should be impeached if there is evidence to prove. But we all know that she is a LP, PNOTs attack dog to finish the opposition.

    7. Morales was appointed the Ombudsman by Aquino and serves only the yellow gang. Impeach her and make the Ombudsman start working for all of the people.

    8. Jovelyn Rojas on

      The move of VACC and the other complainants in the DAP case, which they won, is laudable. Get an experienced impeachment prosecutor to help out get the thing done. Atty. Manny Luna is the man for the job given his litigation and impeachment experiences.

    9. Dapat lang! Morales is not the people’s advocate but PNoy’s and his friends’ alone.