Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II mentioned he does want the Office of the Ombudsman in conducting a overview of the “pork barrel” or Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.
“No we will not,” confused Aguirre when requested if the Department of Justice (DOJ) will ask the Ombudsman to partake in the overview.
“We have concurrent jurisdiction to investigate during preliminary investigation any case that will be filed here,” he defined.
Aguirre recalled that even detained Senator Leila De Lima did not contain the Ombudsman when she performed an investigation of the scam when she was nonetheless Justice Secretary.
“They conducted an investigation without coordinating with the Ombudsman,” he famous.