OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales on Monday brushed off a planned filing of an impeachment complaint against her, possibly joining Supreme Court Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno who is being impeached at the House of Representatives.
“No, it doesnmatter, it does not worry me at all,” Morales said of the case that the group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has threatened to file against her.
The group accuses Morales of inordinately delaying high-profile cases and allegedly being partial to former President Benigno Aquino III on the case filed against him over the massacre of 44 policemen in Maguindanao in 2015.
“That’s their opinion, I have no reaction to that,” Morales said.
She made the statement at the sidelines of a turnover ceremony where she accepted the chairmanship of the Southeast Asia Parties Against Corruption from Myanmar.
“We will hit corruption, not necessarily eradication, but at least we can minimize the incidence of corruption,” Morales said.
Duterte has encouraged the impeachment cases against Morales and Sereno, whom he accuses of working with those who want to oust him from power.
The House justice committee is still conducting hearings on the impeachment complaint against Sereno despite the admission of complainant Larry Gadon that he has no personal knowledge on some of his allegations.