A number of hours after telling Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to tame her tongue, President Rodrigo Duterte slammed her anew for filing “silly” charges towards President Benigno Aquino III which he mentioned are sure to fail.
Duterte mentioned there was nothing fallacious with Aquino’s resolution to seek the advice of then-suspended Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima relating to “Oplan Exodus” as a result of as commander in chief, he can ask assist from anybody.
“He was just asking for the advice from a professional police. I do not see anything wrong there… Ngayon, kung sino ‘yung utusan niya wala kang pakialam because he has the trust,” the President advised reporters Monday (July 17) after the ceremonial turnover of the draft of the brand new Bangsamoro primary legislation in Malacañang.
“The charges are — they are there to ensure its failure,” he mentioned.
Morales has ordered the filing of graft and usurpation of authority charges towards Aquino and Purisima in reference to the 2015 Mamasapano tragedy, wherein 44 Special Action Force troopers have been killed by armed teams whereas finishing up a police mission.
According to the Ombudsman, Aquino needs to be held criminally liable for the tragedy as a result of he allowed Purisima, who was then suspended, to participate within the planning and working of the operation.
But Duterte, a lawyer, mentioned Aquino is sure to be acquitted of the charges as a result of as President, he was free to seek the advice of anybody he wished.
Asked what he thought was Morales’ rationale for recommending the filing of charges towards Aquino, the President mentioned: “Wala. Sabi ko, bugok ‘yung nagdesisyon. There are maybe siguro another damages but not criminal.”
“Actually, my term there, it’s a silly charge. Kasi ‘yung mga failure, usurpation — those positions, when the President assumes the role there, sabihin niya, ‘I take over.’ ‘Yung role mo there is whatever na ni-usurp is perfectly legal because the President has control of all departments,” he defined.
In one other speech earlier within the day, Duterte slammed Morales for saying he was “goading” folks to kill along with his statements associated to the conflict on medication.
The President mentioned Morales ought to discover legal guidelines which say it’s unlawful for him to threaten criminals with death.