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Photos: President Aquino accepts the resignation letter personally handed by former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez
April 29, 2011
President Benigno Simeon Aquino III accepts the resignation letter personally handed by former Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez in a brief meeting at the Private Office, Premier Guest House, Malacanang Friday April 29, 2011.
The resignation of the Ombudsman is 10-days before the opening of the Impeachment Trial against Gutierrez in the Senate. On March 22, 2011, members of the House of Representatives voted 211 – 46 to impeached Gutierrez.
This morning, Merceditas Gutierrez personally submitted to me her resignation as our country’s Ombudsman, effective May 6.
Her action has spared the country from a long and divisive impeachment process that would have distracted our lawmakers from dealing with the many problems we face today.
It also paves the way for the appointment of a new Ombudsman.
I thank the House of Representatives. I now urge the Judicial and Bar Council to begin the search for a new Ombudsman. With the support of the public, we can now proceed more decisively in making government officials more accountable to their bosses, the Filipino people.
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