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Ombudsman stops probe into Duterte's wealth — solgen

The Office of the Ombudsman has decided to terminate the investigation into allegations of Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV against President Rodrigo Duterte's supposed undisclosed wealth.

MANILA, Philippines — Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV's complaint against President Rodrigo Duterte on his alleged P2 billion hidden wealth has been junked by the Office of the Ombudsman, Solicitor General Jose Calida revealed on Tuesday.

Calida, at n a press conference, made public the one-page letter from the Office of the Ombudsman that read: "Please be informed that the investigation on the complaint entitled 'Antonio Trillanes IV v. Rodrigo Roa Duterte' and docketed...was already closed and terminated."

"Based on the record, the recommendation to terminate the investigation was approved by Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos on 29 November 2017," the letter further read.

Calida, speaking to reporters, said that the complaint was junked because Trillnaes' evidence is "garbage."

"His evidence was junked because it is junk actually," the solicitor general quipped. — with reports from Robertzon Ramirez

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