Senator Kiko Pangilinan to Ombudsman Gutierrez: Do a Nixon and resign

March 2, 2011

Press Statement
March 2, 2011

The Ombudsman should have the decency and just resign from office. She has tarnished the image and reputation of the office she holds. She has damaged the institution by clinging to it like a leech.

Mahiya naman siya at magbitiw na lang kung may natitirang kahihiyan pa siya sa kaniyang sarili. Nababoy ang tanggapan ng Ombudsman dahil sa kaniyang kapabayaan at pagbabalewala sa kaniyang sinumpaang tungkulin.

In addition, her impeachment trial in the Senate will bring the legislative mill to a standstill. The legislative agenda of this administration will face delays if and when the senate trial goes underway. It would be best for the Ombudsman as an institution, for the nation and for all of us, if she just resigns and spares the nation the spectacle of a public trial. The once highly regarded, respected, and feared office of the Ombudsman is no more. What we have is an office that is a complete and total embarrassment to public office and service.

For the sake of decency in public office she should just get out or be kicked out.