Ombudsman Carpio-Morales Faces Possible Impeachment Complaint

An impeachment complaint may be filed against Conchita Carpio-Morales, the Philippine ombudsman (anti-graft prosecutor). Morales was appointed to the position by former President Benigno Aquino III; she is also related to President Rodrigo Duterte by affinity. Morales, however, is staunchly independent, and even spoke out last year against human rights violations and the administration’s handling of the Marcos burial issue. A lawyer working against her plans to use as basis of the impeachment complaint her lack of…

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