Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez faced the media today after personally submitting her resignation letter to President Benigno Aquino III. Gutierrez said she decided to resign in the interest of her family and the nation. Here is her statement. ANC live event, ANC, April 29, 2011.
Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez on Friday said she resigned from her post effective May 6 to let the Aquino administration get back to the business of serving the Filipino people. Gutierrez said she had wanted to fight the impeachment allegations but realized that she would continually be vilified.
Just 10 days before her impeachment trial begins at the Senate, Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez has resigned. ANC’s Dateline Philippines got the reaction from Senate President Juan Ponce Enrile. Dateline Philippines, ANC, April 29, 2011
Embattled Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez on Friday submitted her resignation letter to President Benigno Aquino III. "I am resigning my office effective May 6. Even as a private citizen, I will still support the efforts of government in stamping out corruption," Gutierrez said.
MANILA, Philippines - Senate whistleblower Jose "Boy" Barredo on Monday said first Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and then former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo should be held accountable for their roles in the P728 million fertilizer fund scandal.
MANILA, Philippines - A Malacañang spokesman on Wednesday questioned the Ombudsman's decision to include a Senate witness and a dead person among the list of personalities facing plunder charges for the P728 million fertilizer fund scam.