Monday, April 04, 2011

Wow! And we thought our Ombudsmen were bad

Office of the Ombudsman a cannibal

By Ramon Tulfo
Philippine Daily Inquirer
THE Office of the Ombudsman refuses to fire one of its own, Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzalez III, in defiance of President Noy’s order because it doesn’t want to abandon a partner in crime.

Gonzalez is being booted out for sitting on the case of former Senior Inspector Rolando Mendoza who, in desperation, held hostage a bus full of tourists that resulted in a bloodbath on Aug. 23, 2010.

Mendoza, during the hostage negotiations, said Gonzalez was demanding a big sum of money from him so that his appeal for reinstatement would be decided in his favor.

The Office of the Ombudsman is a cannibal—it preys on its own kind. Its victims are government officials and employees accused of corruption.

It was a case of an extortionist being fleeced by another extortionist.

Extorting from government officials and employees facing corruption charges is common at the Office of the Ombudsman. Read the full story from the source

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