President Duterte could have erred this time, on the matter of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales not being entitled to a full seven-year term.
Senate President Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III contradicted the President’s place on this problem, saying she really enjoys a full term.
“Ang pagkakaalala ko sa Constitution kasi seven years yata ang term eh. So when she was appointed as Ombudsman, she had seven years,” Pimentel, a celebration mate of Duterte in PDP-Laban stated when searched for his response on the problem.
“That’s my reading of the Constitution, na seven years (sya in her post). Hindi sya lalampas ng seven years,” the Senate chief, a lawyer, defined.
The President, final Tuesday, stated Morales is simply supposed to serve the unfinished term of her predecessor, Merceditas Gutierrez who was prompted to resign from her post in April 2011 as a pre-emptive transfer to her then impending impeachment proceedings.
Then Pres. Benigno “Noynoy” Aquino III appointed Morales in July 2011.
In his speech earlier than newly-appointed authorities officers in Malacanang, Duterte stated Morales’ model of justice favors solely her “friends” as she has been appearing ‘slow on complaints against the ‘friendly’ however fast to determine in opposition to perceived hostiles’.”
“The Office of the Ombudsman rightly stresses the importance of ‘due process of law’ yet it cannot act on complaints with the ‘cold neutrality of an impartial tribunal’ which is basically required in ‘due process.’ It seems that the Office of the Ombudsman has mastered the art of selective justice, hard on some, soft on others,” the President stated.