Friday, July 3, 2015

The Ombudsman's Show

For the first time in many years, the Ombudsman went out of his sanctuary and denied in public that she is being influenced by Malacanan or political forces. In her signature bombastic tone, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales castigated those in the media particularly those who questioned her decisions in certain cases. "selective justice," people opposing Morales cried. " Sue me. Impeach me", was the dare put forth by Morales.

I thought the Ombudsman is still investigating the alleged complicity of the Binays on the anomalous Makati High school science building? Then, why then, did Morales went out and expressed her thoughts in public? Unwittingly, Morales just prejudged the Binays. Who will now believe her as an "impartial judge"?

Her public rantings just exposed how emotional she is as a person. Do we want someone like her occupying a very sensitive post, a post crucial in our government's efforts to cleanse the bureaucracy of grafters?