A 2005 report on the findings of the National Bureau of Investigation read: ‘We find that the protesters were more credible than the government personnel,’ and it recommended the filing of homicide charges against nine policemen.
“To reopen the case is but to afford due process to the complainants.”
BACK STORY | The Hacienda Luisita massacre: How it happened
Groups call Ombudsman to conduct investigation on violent demolitions (Photo by Igal Jada San Andres / Bulatlat.com)
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“If the Ombudsman would not fear the military, I would get justice not only for myself but for the other victims of Palparan and his kind.” – Raymond Manalo, torture victim
By RONALYN V. OLEA
“The Ombudsman, being an investigative and prosecutorial body, should take a pro-active role in the investigation of this case, rather than be a mere passive repository of evidence.”
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com The new Ombudsman has her work cut out for her. Three days after the appointment of retired Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as new Ombudsman, farmworkers of Hacienda Luisita want her to re-open the books on the infamous Hacienda Luisita massacre case. Leaders and members of the Alyansa…
By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO
“The thieves who raided the nation’s coffers cannot be allowed to escape punishment. President Aquino should take a cue from actions such as this filing of criminal charges against Gutierrez and put meat into his words that he is an enemy of the corrupt.” – lawyers’ group
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL
Groups welcome the Supreme Court’s decision junking the petition by Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez that sought to stop the impeachment case against her in Congress.
By ANNE MARXZE D. UMIL Bulatlat.com MANILA – “Merceditas N. Gutierrez’s constitutional duty as Ombudsman is to act promptly on complaints for acts filed in any form or manner against public officials or employees of the government, or any of its subdivision, agency or instrumentality, including government-owned or controlled corporations, and, in appropriate cases, to…
News Release Sept. 14, 2010 “The move of the Supreme Court to suspend the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is a step backward in terms of holding erring government officials accountable.” Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan following reports that the Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of impeachment proceedings in the…