PNoy Appoints Carpio-Morales as new Ombudsman

July 25, 2011

During his State of the Nation Address this afternoon, President Benigno Aquino III appointed retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio Morales as the new Ombudsman replacing Merceditas Gutierrez. In appointing Morales, the President declared, “When the new Ombudsman, former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, takes office, we will have an honest-to-goodness anticorruption office, not […]


Becoming a State Witness

July 14, 2011

With the recent reports coming out that Zaldy Ampatuan is volunteering to become a state witness, it is amusing to read in newspapers and hear on TV the opinions of so-called experts regarding this matter. Under Section 10 of Republic Act 6981 or the “Witness Protection, Security and Benefit Act”, a person may become a […]