Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How late is late for the Ombudsman

Just how late is "late" in the dictionary of the Ombudsman? Consider this from the Philippine Star:

Fertilizer rap sheet: Dead man included
By Jess Diaz 

MANILA, Philippines - A dead man will be charged with plunder and other offenses before the Sandiganbayan for allegedly taking part in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam in 2004.
Last week, Overall Deputy Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro signed on behalf of Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez a resolution finding probable cause to charge in court Gumersindo Lasam, who died two years ago after two men on a motorcycle ambushed him while he was on his way to his farm in Barangay Basi West, Solana, Cagayan province.

At the time of his death, Lasam was Department of Agriculture (DA) regional director for Cagayan Valley.

He was 63. The motive behind the killing was not known. <>

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