PORMAL NANG HINILING ng mga tumutuligsa kay Ombudsman Merciditas Gutierrez ang pagpapatalsik dito nang maghain ang mga ito ng impeachment complaint sa Kongreso.
Inihain nina Akbayan partylist Representative Risa Hontiveros, retired general Danilo Lim, at nina Felipe at Evelyn Pestano ang naturang compliant sa papasok na 15th Congress.
Inakusahan nila si Gutierrez ng ‘betrayal of public trust’ at ‘culpable violation of the Constitution’ sa mga sumusunod na kadahilanan: 1) The dismal and unconscionably low conviction rates achieved by the Office of the Ombudsman from 2008 onward, which indicates a criminal level of incompetence amounting to grave dereliction of duty; 2) The unreasonable failure to take prompt and immediate action of the complaints filed against various public officials, including former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo and her husband Jose Miguel Arroyo with regard to the national broadband network deal with the Chinese firm ZTE Corporation; 3) The delay in conducting and concluding its investigation into the wrongful death of ensign Philip Andrew Pestano aboard a Navy Vessel 15 years ago; 4) The decision of the Ombudsman upholding the legality and arrest and involuntary detention of Hontiveros in a rally in 2006; 5) The failure to investigate the possible wrongdoing and impropriety of the P1-million dinner for the presidential party at the Le Cirque restaurant in New York; 6) The repeated failure to take prompt action on a wide variety of cases involving official abuse and corruption; at 7) The refusal to grant ready access to public records such as the Statement of Assets and Liabilities and Net Worth of public officials.
Ayon kay Hontiveros, ieendorso nina Akbayan Representatives Walden Bello at Kaka Bag-ao ang nasabing complaint. Nangangalap na rin ng suporta, aniya, ang mga naghain ng complaint sa mga kongresista mula sa Liberal Party, pa iendorso ito.
Pinoy Parazzi News Service