Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) Chief Persida Acosta said any person using anonymous letters against her should get prosecuted.
“Papers which are false,unsigned and unsupported by valid evidence, hence fictitious and fake ones— the use of the same is libelous and pure harassments,” she said on her Twitter post on Thursday (August 15).
“Any user should be charged in court and made answerable for damages!” stressed Acosta.
Recently, complainant Wilfredo Garrido Jr. filed before the Office of the Ombudsman a letter which allegedly came from anonymous PAO lawyers who accused Acosta of pocketing government funds by doctoring the purchase orders of the agency.
Garrido filed the latter as a supplement to the complaint he filed against Acosta and PAO forensics chief Dr. Erwin Erfe for the unauthorized creation of the PAO forensics laboratory.
In his complaint, Garrido accused Acosta and Erfe of having committed graft, falsification of public documents, malversation of public funds, illegal use of public funds or property, as well as grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, grave abuse of authority and conduct projudicial to the best interest of public service.
“Apart from misusing public funds to create an office without authority, respondents’ propensity to manufacture evidence in an office under their direct control is indicative of bias, persecution, malice and downright dishonesty,” read the complaint.
The complainant said Acosta had already used the forensics laboratory bring about the Dengvaxia scare.
“Acosta and her sidekick Erfe have fanned public anger, even creating hysteria, by painting the deaths as the result of a nefarious scheme to inject hundreds of thousands of children with an untested, experimental, ineffective and dangerous vaccine called Dengvaxia,” he said.