Thursday, April 28, 2011

Ombudsman submits resignation to PNoy: sources

Ombudsman submits resignation to PNoy: sources*
Posted at 04/29/2011

MANILA, Philippines - Embattled Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez has submitted her resignation letter to President Benigno Aquino III, sources told ABS-CBN News Friday.

Ilocos Norte Rep. Rodolfo Fariñas, House justice committee vice-chairman, confirmed the news on ABS-CBN News Channel.

"It is a welcome move in that it would spare the nation a lot of trouble," he said.

Sources said Gutierrez personally went to President Aquino Friday morning to submit her resignation letter, which the President immediately accepted.

A source said Gutierrez will inform her staff about her decision before speaking to the media. The President is expected to issue a statement this afternoon.

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