Cayetano: Can Ombudsman probe CJ?

Posted at 05/14/2012 11:36 AM
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MANILA, Philippines – Sen. Alan Peter Cayetano on Monday said the Senate impeachment court is interested to know if Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales can investigate Chief Justice Renato Corona for graft and corruption.

Speaking to ABS-CBN’s “Umagang Kay Ganda,” Cayetano said he has always believed that a Supreme Court could only be held accountable for alleged crimes through impeachment or after the justice retires.

He said the Ombudsman’s position that she can investigate Corona for alleged irregularities is a more progressive position.

“Can the Ombudsman investigate and prosecute? Can she do the same to other SC justices?” he asked.

He added that the Senate wants to know if Morales has evidence that the impeachment court does not have,

ABS-CBN Umagang Kay Ganda, May 14, 2012