The cases of plunder, malver-sation, and graft filed against Pnoy and several other officials before the Ombudsman may not prosper.
Critics believe the complaints will either be dismissed or gather dust in the archives of the judicial body then eventually die a natural death.
The same group are pessimistic that the cases will reach the Sandiganbayan because Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales was appointed by President Benigno Aquino.
Others believe there is no sufficient evidence to prosecute these officials.
However, the Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas [KMP], who brought the charges before the court, claims that they have documents to pin the respondents.
However, no chief executive of the land has yet been tried and prosecuted by any court not only because they enjoy immunity from indictment but because of the influence and power they wield.
Like I said, Ombudsman Morales is an appointee of the President and is unlikely to prosecute the man who appointed her.
My friends at the KMP may have wasted their time and effort this time, but I do agree these officials should be held accountable for wasting the people’s money.
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Insurmountable evidence vs Alcala
Several groups agree that there is insurmountable evidence against Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala to prosecute him of graft and nepotism.
Lawyer Argee Guevarra said he has documents to prove that Alcala is guilty of graft due to the overpricing of some 350,000 metric tons of rice that was imported from Vietnam this year.
Lawyer Ariel Jawid, on the other hand, claims his importer-clients can prove that Alcala, in tandem with a certain Lea Cruz, has monopolized the importation of onion and garlic.
The Kilusang Magbubukid ng Pilipinas [KMP] said the agriculture chief violated Section 9, Rule XIII of the Civil Service Commission memorandum circular no. 40 of 1998, regarding the appointment of relatives in the government service.
No wonder almost everybody at the DA, especially the heads of its different agencies such as the Bureau of Fisheries, Bureau of Plants, Philippine Coconut Authority look like Sec. Alcala because they have blood affinity.
Alcala should not remain another day in his office.