29 September 2017
Sorry, Mr. President, but this Office shall not be intimidated.
The President’s announcement that he intends to create a commission to investigate the Ombudsman appears to have to do with this Office’s on-going investigation into issues that involve him. This Office, nonetheless, shall proceed with the probe, as mandated by the Constitution.
This Office, all the same, welcomes, as it has always welcomed, efforts to help it cleanse its ranks. Its Internal Affairs Board has, in fact, entrapped and removed Ombudsman officials and employees for various offenses.
As to the documents in its possession, the Office stands by its word.
If the President has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear.