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Duterte: Next Ombudsman should have integrity and not be a woman

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:47 PM May 16, 2018

The next Ombudsman should not be a woman or a politician, President Rodrigo Duterte said on Wednesday.

“I want someone whose integrity people believe in. Of course, it could not be a politician, especially not a woman,” Duterte said in a mix of Filipino and English during an interview with reporters in Malacañang.

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The term of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will end in July 2018.

The 76-year old Morales, a retired Supreme Court justice, was appointed by former President Benigno Aquino III in 2011 following the resignation of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez.

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The President said the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) would need to come up with a shortlist of nominees before he could choose the next Ombudsman.

“I have to consult everybody. I will even have to consult the Ombudsman people – but not Morales,” he said. /atm

READ: JBC closes nomination for Ombudsman
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