'Brave, fair and just’

Published June 24, 2021, 12:59 PM

by Rey Panaligan 

Retired SC Justice Conchita Carpio Morales

Retired Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice and former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales described the late former President Benigno S. Aquino III as “brave, fair and just.”

Morales administered the oath of office to the late former President in 2010.

Aquino, fondly called “PNoy” or “Noynoy,” passed away on Thursday, June 24.

Morales was appointed Ombudsman by the late former President in 2011 after her SC retirement. She retired as Ombudsman in 2018.

Her statement:

“It was a great honor to have served as Ombudsman when he was our President and honesty, integrity and the rule of law guided our government.

“He was brave. He went after powerful people who did wrong. But he was fair and allowed justice to prevail even to his discredit.

“He was an example of decency and earned us international respect.”

 
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