The people’s impeachment case vs. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez. Photo from the Ombudsman's official website.

Merceditas Gutierrez, President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo’s choice of ombudsman, now faces two impeachment complaints now being heard in a single proceeding by the House justice committee.

Previous impeachment proceedings against Gutierrez failed when the House of Representatives was still controlled by a pro-Arroyo majority. The new proceeding should have a different outcome. It is only reasonable to expect that the new majority, led by partymates of President Benigno Aquino III, would muster the political will to impeach Gutierrez in the House and send her to the Senate for an impeachment trial.

Among others, Gutierrez is accused of sitting on many corruption cases against President Arroyo and her henchmen, like the ZTE-NBN, Euro Generals and fertilizer fund scandals. She is a known batchmate of former First Gentleman Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo, whose reputation is not that immaculately clean.

The Ombudsman is a constitutional office and comes with awesome powers. Here, a former congressman explains why Gutierrez should be impeached.

Here are basic documents on one of the complaints against the Ombudsman which should help the public better understand the issue, take action to hold the Ombudsman accountable, and keep the pressure on Congress to do the right thing, which is to impeach, try and convict her. Impeachment is the constitutional process to remove an erring Ombudsman and other officials of government.

Full Text: Impeachment Complaint vs. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Affidavit of Impeachment vs. Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez

Bayan Letter to House Justice Committee on Gutierrez Impeachment

Click here to view the other impeachment complaint against Gutierrez.

9 Comments

  1. charmaine ngayodan

    corruption leads to even more poverty………it is not the increasing population of the people why we are in great poverty but because of the way the government runs the country….i am not saying this to criticize..rather i am saying this to make people understand that the president needs cooperation to help him find the traitor of our country….though we can not avoid the corruption at least we could do a sharp eye on the government…..
    whereas to the government who are truly guilty you should have to know that the more you corrupt the more organization will appear and that only means that more rebels will appear to eliminate you….whether you like it or not….you know what to do in cases like this your intelligent enough to avoid what is to avoid….

  2. ROGELIO ROSAL

    WHAT YOU SOW YOU REAP, IT APPLIES TO CALLOUS FACE OF MERCEDITA GUITIERREZ NOW , REMNANTS OF BUCANEER UNDER THE SOLEMN & SACRED OMBUDSMAN ROBE, JAIL HER IN ORDER TO RESTORE THE TRUST AND CONFIDENCE OF THE PEOPLE IN OMBUDSMAN’S OFFICE

  3. ROGELIO ROSAL

    MERCEDITA GUITIEREZ ANG KAPAL NG MUKHA MO, SINUSUKA KA NA NG TAONG BAYAN AYAW MO PA RIN UMALIS SA PWESTO, HINDI KA BA NATATAKOT SA ATING ALMIGHTY GOD?, BUHAY KA PA, NAKASANLA NA ANG KALULUWA MO KAY SATANAS

  4. lulu estonanto

    Kung nagdidikta ang palasyo ngayon ng mga dapat gawin at hindi gawin at ng harapan, ano ang ipinagbago ng sistema? bakit kailangan kanya kanya, pana panahon at atin atin.. kelan ka gigising Pilipino? kelan mo isasarado ang mata at tainga para lamang sa walang kapararakang paghihiganti at kung sino ang dapat na nangingibabaw, kailan mo matatanggap na kapwa mo pilipino ang inilulubog mo. kailan kaya magkakaroon ng tunay na pagkakaisa kung sa lahat ng pagbuka ng bibig ang lumalabas ay puro basura ng mga taong nag kasala galing sa mga taong nagmamalinis din naman? kawawang Pilipinas na labis kong minamahal, mamamatay na lang akong nagpupumilit humikayat ng kabataang mahalin ang kanilang bansa kahit na hindi ito perpekto, mahalin ang kapwa pilipino at magbuo upang umahon.. habang ang mga taong namumuno ay naghahatakan pababa.. kawawa ang kabataang ito lang ang kinamulatan…

  5. timmy f.v.

    the politicians have been know to be corrupt even before marcos regime.. but before, corruption has not been in huge amount.. even in the senate and congress whom we believe that could help us aid fight our right to have merceditas guitierrez be impeached.. also, several are also committed with the same. we had witnessed how the gma administration rob the people for 9 long years.. yet, we can’t do anything to have her and her allies in jail =( i hope, this time where poverty is anywhere, the government will be able to do something before it was too late.

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