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 […]


No “MERCI” – Ombudsman Impeached

March 22, 2011

After marathon debates lasting until early morning and a vote of 212-46, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly impeached Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez paving the way for her trial at the Senate. The lower house, in effect, found probable cause against Gutierrez and approved the seven-page House Resolution No. 1089 containing the six articles of impeachment. Gutierrez […]


SC allows Ombudsman impeachment to proceed

February 25, 2011

In a vote of 7-5-2, the Supreme Court has allowed the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to proceed in the House of Representatives. The decision stemmed from the petition filed by Gutierrez last September to stop the House Committee on Justice from proceeding with her impeachment. Gutierrez claimed that there was a violation of […]