Gutierrez Seeks to Dismiss Two Impeachment Cases against Her
MANILA, Philippines - Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez has sought for the dismissal of the two impeachment complaints filed against her, arguing that her Office's purported inaction on high-profile graft cases does not constitute a betrayal of public trust and a culpable violation of the Constitution.This was her appeal in her 43-page answer to the impeachment cases hurled against her by Akbayan party-list Rep. Risa Hontiveros Baraquel and Bayan secretary-general Renato Reyes last year.But the House Committee on Justice has declared the complaints sufficient in form, substance and in grounds.Her reply, which would be treated as part of evidence in the clarificatory hearings on the …
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Publication information: Article title: Gutierrez Seeks to Dismiss Two Impeachment Cases against Her. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: March 5, 2011. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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