VACC demands ombudsman’s resignation

The Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) and families of victims of Mamasapano tragedy have demanded the resignation of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales for her refusal to indict former president Benigno Aquino 3rd in connection with the killing of 44 police commandos in 2015, according to Manila Times Online.

VACC founding chairman Dante Jimenez accused Morales of being incompetent and should be replaced. He also lashed out at her for her “selective justice” and vowed to seek her impeachment.

Jimenez said his group received so many cases that should be handled by the ombudsman.

The group reiterated its call on Morales to hold Aquino accountable for the botched police operations led by former Philippine national police chief Alan Purisima and former special action force chief Getulio Napenas.

In January, the ombudsman filed charges against Purisima and Napenas for usurpation of authority, but said there was no probable cause to indict Aquino.

As part of their call for justice for the fallen SAF members, VACC plans to draft the impeachment complaint against Morales, citing culpable violation of the constitution and betrayal of public trust as grounds to remove the ombudsman.