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Walang sinabi kay Vasquez, Disierto! Veloso says Ombudsman has deteriorated under Morales

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Leyte Rep. Ching Veloso is pushing to abolish the Office of the Ombudsman and allow the Department of Justice to take over its responsibilities of going after corrupt government officials and contracts.

The retired Court of Appeals Associate Justice said the quality of Ombudsman officials have dropped sharply from the days of Cory Aquino’s Ombudsman, Conrado Vasquez, and Fidel V. Ramos’ Ombudsman, Aniano Disierto.

“Talaga bang protector siya ng state eh bakit ang dami-daming kalokohan, pagnanakaw sa gobyerno ang hindi inaasikaso? Ang daming mga tao mismo ang pumapalakpak pag na-abolish mo ang Office of the Ombudsman, malayo na tayo sa panahon na ang Ombudsman was Ombudsman vasquez. Si Disierto, ok pa. Pero naku, itong recently, tingnan mo itong mga ito ngayon…oh my God, pinopolitka na eh. Ang office of the ombudsman has become an office for persecution,yon ang claim ng mga tao. But to me, isa lang ang tanong ko, ano ba ang kayang gawin ng Ombudsman na hindi kayang gawin ng Department of Justice?” said Veloso in an interview with DZBB news anchor Rowena “Weng” Salvacion.

Veloso said the House committee on judicial reforms has collated data showing that the Ombudsman has become a place were piles of corruption cases come to die.

“Napakalaki ng backlog…at saka ang hirap nito, ang daming nadi-dismiss na kaso sa Sandiganbayan because of inordinate delay. Eh anong gamit pa ng Ombudsman? Para maging ano, tambayan ng mga kasong malalakas sana? Tingnan mo, independent nga..Ombudsman lang ang indpendent ha, hindi yong office, hindi yong deputy. Ang ombudsman nga ay independent pero independent siya pang-persecute,” said Veloso.

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