Ombudsman given 10 days to produce resolution on Arroyo plunder case



MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has 10 days to produce its first resolution on the investigation conducted on former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo’s plunder case.

The Arroyo camp on Wednesday said that the Sandiganbayan First Division released an order for the Office of the Ombudsman to produce within 10 days a resolution on the preliminary investigation on the Pampanga lawmaker and nine co-accused’s alleged misuse of P366 million worth of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office intelligence funds.

In a statement sent to the media by Elena Bautista-Horn, Arroyo’s spokesperson, she said a nine-page resolution from the anti-graft court granted the legislator’s motion asking for the investigators’ resolution.

Arroyo has earlier asked the Office of the Ombudsman to release the said resolution of the first panel of investigators led by Cornelio Somido. Other investigators in the panel were Directors Nellie Boguen-Golez and Joaquin Salazar, and lawyers Roque Dator and Mary Susan Guillermo.

The resolution, signed by Sandiganbayan First Division Chairperson Associate Justice Efren de la Cruz, and Associate Justices Rafael Lagos and Rodolfo Ponferrada, said it found Arroyo’s motion meritorious in that although the preliminary investigation was not part of the record on the case but the release of such information can be ordered as evidence for the requesting party.

The anti-graft court stated that Arroyo’s motion cannot be denied simply because the resolution was not approved by the Ombudsman.

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  • Pitbulldog

    He he he, di  malaman ang gagawin ng mga alipores ni P-noy dahil talagang wala silang ebidensiya na maipapalabas.  Tigilan na nga ninyo ang kabuwangan nyong yan.  You call a spade a spade.  In short, sabihin nyo kay P-noy, makipag-espadahan na lang siya kay Mar para may pakinabang naman ang slightly used na espada niya.

    • Adam_d_langgam

      Psst .. Ikaw ha. Sino me sabi na slightly uses ang sandata ni kalbo? Gamit na gamit brader. Kesyo puro boys ang gumamit.

      Ang mga girls? He he he. .. Props lang ang mga yon. Me tumagal bang babae ke simeon? Eh sa bading nga eh. ..

      • Pitbulldog

        Paano makakatagal bebots dyan, nangalay na sa kaaano di pa maka-iskor.  kasi parang nagbibilyar na lubid ang tako.  Malamya kase sila.  Kaya mas mainam espadahan na lang sila til mamaga mga palad nila.

  • $20926843

    This SOB Ombusman morales will now be severely tested how far she can twist the law to please her inutile and autistic patron president in malacanang…..!

  • dikoy321

    Views from Germany:

    With or w/o a case, GMA is No saint, but a THIEF and CORRUPT individual !


    Put Pandak in jail, NOW !

    Forward Philippines !!!

    • ROQUET

      what about you? buang! you better keep your big mouth shut! Sana, makarma ka!

    • MANNY_s_d_root_of_all_evil

      Wow you are in Germany and this is what you learned? Proof and evidences are needed. Otherwise this is just persecution just like persecution of Jews by Hitler.

  • Weder-Weder Lang

    Mabibilib talaga ako sa Ombudsman if she can go after GMA, Fat FG, Bong Naguiat, Miro Quimbo and Lito Banayo.

    Para walang selective justice. Otherwise, sobrang obvious na si Ombudsman for turning a blind eye on PNoy’s allies and friends.

  • bryant85

    The integrity and credibility of the Pnoy government hangs on the outcome of these cases filed against Arroyo et al. A weak case filed with a loophole due to time constraint means the end of the Filipinos dream to put behind bars  arroyo who is adjudged as the queen of thieves in the government.

    Nonetheless, it is prayed for that there would be one among those cases filed that shall prosper to convict her because if all shall be dismissed due to ill preparation then goodbye matuwid na daan. Heckle and ridicule is what you merit here and abroad. The Pnoy gov’t. may even crumble like a deck of cards as a consequence.

  • Your_King

    Ah little by little the truth is slowly being revealed that the plunder case against GMA is bogus. Bogus meaning there is no evidence that GMA committed any form of plunder therefore her being jailed is nothing more than political persecution. That first panel investigation from the Ombudsman found no evidence of plunder which is why they concluded that the plunder case should be dismissed. However, Aquino’s Ombudsman lady Morales disregarded those findings and conclusion and still decided to hastily force for plunder since plunder was non-bailable. The truth will be revealed sooner than later just like the phony electoral sabotage case.

  • agustin

    From the beginning I have the perception that Gloria was just a victim of bad media publicity by the yellow media and the filipino people was made to believed that GMA is a thief and a cheater,now the muddy water is starting to clear.

    • MANNY_s_d_root_of_all_evil

      Yeah, OBVIOUS naman that Pwenoy is only persecuting his enemies but protecting his corrupt allies. Dapat kay Owbossnaman Morales ay hubaran at pabukakain habang nakatali sa Plaza Miranda tapos sunugin kasama ang another LUNATIC Boss.

  • disqusted0fu

    The truth will indeed set GMA free, literally. Slowly but surely the truth is coming out that the plunder case against her is counterfeit after all. There was never an evidence of GMA committing plunder to begin with, it was all hearsay just to detain her through a non bailable case.

    Now how is the Ombudsman going to twist and turn this again for the benefit of Pnoy and his administration?

  • 4RuleofLaw

    WTF this newspaper did not report a prosecution witness an accuser has no evidence to pin down GMA on the plunder charge. All other major daily papers reported it today. What a yellow newspaper the Inquirer is.

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