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May nakawala? Duterte to reveal politikos Morales left ‘untouched’ in DAP scam

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President Rodrigo Duterte has no love lost for outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales even if she is set to step down next month.

In a speech in Iloilo Wednesday (June 20), Duterte said he will publish the list of politikos tagged in the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program whom Morales left “untouched.”

“Si Morales, akala mo na… Puro kalaban ang… One day, I will show it to you. The DAP na hindi niya ginalaw. We’ll publish it,” he said before members of the Philippine Councilors League.

Duterte said he will reveal the list once Morales stepped down and he has already chosen a new Ombudsman.

A few hours before the President gave his speech, the Office of the Ombudsman issued a statement finding probable cause to indict former President Benigno Aquino III and former Budget Secretary Florencio “Butch” Abad over DAP.

The Supreme Court in 2014 declared certain acts under DAP unconstitutional, such as the withdrawal of unobligated allotments from implementing agencies.