Monday, March 2, 2009

The Quality of Mercy Is Definitely Stained...(Updated)

Filipino Voices publishes the Impeachment Complaint filed against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez at House of Representatives today. 

Complainants led by former Senator Jovito Salonga and UP Professor Raul Pangalangan, allege a collapse of the public trust under her stewardship of the Ombudsman's Office.  Unless impeached and removed, Ms. Gutierrez would remain in office until December 2012. 

The Ombudswoman thinks it "smacks of politics."

The OFW Journalism Consortium notes Sen. Chiz Escudero's demand that Mercy produce an inventory of pending cases on her desk.

Senate Majority Leader Migz Zubiri wants to "give her a chance."

Lito Banayo of Malaya (and a Ping Lacson guy) has the usual incisive and biting commentary on the impeachment, with a rather substantial summary of the charges, started with those damn Comelec counting machines of Ben Abalos.


Here is the list of Complainants:
Aside from former Senate President Jovito R. Salonga, the complaint wase signed by (there may have been more at the time of this writing), Up law professor and former Dean Raul C. Pangalangan, Florin Hilbay and Emilio C. Capulong Jr., all of Bantay Katarungan; Former DILG and DOT Secretary Rafael M. Alunan III, former PCGG Commisssioner Quintin S. Doromal and Emigdio P. Dakanay, trustees of Kilosbayan; Bishop Antonio R. Tobias, DD of Novaliches, and other former senior government officials, civil society leaders and other citizens of the Republic, signing in their individual capacities, namely former Senator Leticia Ramos-Shahani, former Civil Service Commissioner Karina Constantino-David former cabinet secretaries Teresita Quintos-Deles, Ernest Leung, and Corazon-Juliano Soliman, former presidential advisers Veronica Villavicencio and Jose Z. Molano Jr., former DOT Undersecretary Sostenes Campillo Jr., former DBP Chairman Vitaliano Nanagas, former NAIA general manager Guillermo G. Cunanan, UP sociology professor Randy David, former St. Scholastica College president Sister Mary John Mananzan, and civil society activists Leah Lopez Navarro, Crispino T. Aguelo, Milagros Regalado-Capistrano, Marry Anne Terrenal, Yasmin Busrah-Lao, Remy Rikken, Elizabeth Yang, Leon G. Flores III, Ramil V. Cinco, Marilou Borje, and Raul Socrates Banzuela.

8 comments:

EQ said...

The Multi-Sectoral Anti-Corruption Council (MSACC) called on Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to stand firm amid calls for her to step down.

In “A Call to Action,” the MSACC asked Gutierrez to continue leading the fight against corruption by “being a paragon of independence and objectivity, standing up for the rule of law, and most importantly, being on the side of right.”

The Multi-Sectoral Anti-Corruption Council (MSACC)is led by no-less-than its chairman Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

DJB Rizalist said...

he hehe hehe!

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WillyJ said...

kapag puno na ang salop...

DJB, the filvoices site cannot be accessed...

lcnatabio said...

djb,is it possible to sabotage/hack a blog site?

DJB Rizalist said...

But of course Icnatabio. It happens all the time. Some of the biggest sites are attacked and have fallen in the past. The battle never ends.

lcnatabio said...

what do you think is happening to filipino voices' blog site?

what is error 404?

DJB Rizalist said...

error 404 is a very common website error. probably a bad hard disk at the host server facility. I'm not in the back office team at FV so I am only guessing. Am told it will be back up tonight. Not to worry folks!

I'm pretty sure the site has NOT been hacked or anything sinister like that.