Satur to Ombudsman: File plunder charges vs Angelo Reyes, et al

FORMER Rep. Satur Ocampo, concurrent president of Makabayan coalition and Bayan Muna party, on Sunday challenged Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez to file plunder charges against former Armed Forces Chiefs of Staff Angelo Reyes, Diomedio Villanueva and Roy Cimatu.

“Gen. Reyes, Villanueva and Cimatu are the bigger fish. They are the powers and the benefactors behind former AFP comptroller Major General Carlos Garcia plunder of AFP funds,” said Ocampo.

“The Ombudsman is duty bound to file charges against Reyes and company after the revelations of Col. George Rabusa and Col. Antonio Lim, the former budget and deputy budget officers of the AFP,” he said.

“Aside from the testimonies of these very credible witnesses, the Ombudsman can also subpoena all the necessary files from the comptroller and the Commission on Audit so that she can have more than documentary pieces of evidence to build up a strong case,” said the former solon.

“The Filipino people have long been suffering from corrupt officials and their practices. It is high time for them to get punished and their superiors to be held accountable.” D’Jay Lazaro

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