Ombudsman Carpio Morales will nonetheless have the final decision on what to do with the complaints which will probably be filed by pork barrel rip-off queen Janet Lim Napoles in reference to the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) mess.
“She’s at liberty to press any charge against anybody,” Morales stated.
“Even if she gives a testimony against all persons in the world, it’s still the Ombudsman who will determine if she can qualify as a witness against those who have not been indicted in court,” she added.
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II disclosed Napoles intends to file the complaints earlier than the Department of Justice (DOJ) and will embody earlier and present authorities officers.
Apart from this, Aguirre admitted Napoles is being thought of as witness within the newest complaints in regards to the PDAF rip-off.
However, Aguirre did admit, after the DOJ investigates the complaints of Napoles, these will probably be submitted to the Office of the Ombudsman.
”We will ahead it to the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman has the first jurisdiction of her circumstances involving authorities officers,” he stated.