Malversation rap against GMA dismissed by Sandigan Bayan

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@romzee (938)
Philippines
October 24, 2012 9:05pm CST
Ombudsman dismissed for lack of evidence the alleged diversion of more than P500 million in OFW funds to her election campaign in 2004. GMA's lawyer Raul Lambino readily commented "The dismissal of the Owwa case is clear proof that the cases filed by P-Noy against GMA have no leg of evidence to stand on and are purely harassment suits intended for political expediency and motivated by hatred and vindictiveness." House Minority Leader Danilo Suarez added:"so far, we are glad to report that the legal challenges the administration and its allies have been hurling at her are one by one being thrown out of the courts.” What can you say my fellow mylotters?
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@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
Yeah sad thing about the administration to prove they are right in accusing the former president of wrongdoing is always getting same response from the judiciary. I do not know where the problem is, since I know the current administration has its own legal team to make the case strong to hold on court but it seems like they do not have right now and the cases all filed in the courts are now being dropped in their faces right now. I am sad because we have seen how the former president performed especially in her last few years. There were obvious moves from them that they are really doing something fishy but I guess they have hidden their tracks that the law cannot trace and fully prosecute them.
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@SIMPLYD (74802)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
I agree my friend. There were already obvious moves from the president that gives the people the conclusion that she together with her husband has been malversing funds to their advantage. Sad, that the whistle blowers efforts was put to waste. And to think that their lives were jeopardized too.
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@romzee (938)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Obviously there's something wrong with the administration persecution team, or the case file is just truly base on groundless accusation or just plain hearsay. Whatever it is, they need to re-evaluate their tactics and legal premises on their other impending court trial with the former president. They have clearly make us to believe how dirty the Arroyo couples was during her terms and the administration's made this his favorite punchline for administration reform agenda where ever he goes. If ever they failed to substantiates their accusation, all their credibility will fall like dominoes.
@rog0322 (2834)
• Cagayan De Oro, Philippines
26 Oct 12
Hi, Where there is smoke, there is fire. The only thing is that the fire has gone out long before they find the source of the fire. Just like firefighters arriving long after the house has burned down and reporting that there was no fire at all, a false alarm of sorts.
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@romzee (938)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
If there is really a fire, they will surely remnants of fire that can't be erased overtime. And no cover up will be enough to disguise what really transpire. I hope that all this cases to reach conclusion as fast as possible because I believe the premises of justice delay is justice denied. If she is found guilty, persecute her to the full extent of the law, and if found innocent then set her free. The truth will set us free.
@mikyung (2235)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
Well, that's it, the government should learn lessons from the past cases that anything that it is not properly substantiated would eventually be dismissed. The prosecution should think and prepare well next time. I hope these things will eventually end and justice will reign in no time because those perpetratores will have the time and chance to cover up or abscond.Thanks
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@romzee (938)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
This is another wake up call for the administration legal panel. Certainly they must learn from previous cases on why they lost and be more prepared than usual with the other cases they have file in court against the former president. If they loss again, much more of the public will loss faith and this will cast doubts on the reality and reliability of their accusations.
@greenpeas (999)
• Philippines
25 Oct 12
It is not Pnoy's administration that filed this case in the first place. The Ombudsman sees there are no sufficient evidences so the office dismissed it. I am sure even PNoy knows this is just a waste of time. Just like what happened to Corona's case when about 5 or 6 charges were dropped so the government will concentrate on the charge with strong evidence and not waste their resources on those that will go nowhere. Meanwhile, let us see what happens to the other Gloria's case of plunder, the one that happened in PAGCOR.
@romzee (938)
• Philippines
27 Oct 12
Yes, this case is initiated by former solicitor general Frank Chaves and the leftist group Migrante in the DOJ. The DOJ then certify and approved it and then fully endorse the said complaint to the Sandigan Bayan for judgement. With the approval and endorsement of DOJ, the lost on the case can be clearly attributed to DOJ incompetence and Secretary De Lima's brand of leadership leadership and ignorance of the law.