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1 year filing too long, Minority bloc says

The House minority bloc is not biting to the claims of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ that her office could file graft and plunder charges against the legislators involved in the multi-billion pork barrel scam.

House minority leader Ronaldo Zamora insisted that the timeframe given by the Ombudsman is too long, especially that the Ombudsman would just look if there’s probable cause to file the cases before the Sandiganbayan.

“We’re wondering why the figure given was one year,” Zamora said.

According to Zamora, the Ombudsman may not need to take a look at the 750,000 pages of documents in connection with the case filed by the Department of Justice and National Bureau of Investigation because her role is to validate the findings of the said agencies.

“We are at the stage of determining probable cause,” he said.

“Let us not forget that justice delayed is no justice at all,” he added. (Rommel Fuertes)

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