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Bebot Bello doesnt make the cut: Duterte doesn’t want a politiko or a woman as next Ombudsman

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Labor Secretary Bebot Bello’s bid to become the next Ombudsman has ended before it even began. President Rodrigo Duterte said he would not appoint Bello to replace Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales when she retires on July 26, 2018 on the same day his college buddy made it to the final list of candidates compiled by the Judicial and Bar Council.

“I will assign him to — as labor attaché to — doon sa Kuwait,” said Duterte on where he planned to deploy Bello.

“Mag-nominate sila (JBC), pero I choose, but gusto ko ‘yung bilib ang tao sa integrity niya. Of course it could not be a politician, lalo na hindi babae,” said Duterte in an interview with reporters.

Duterte said he would consult with a lot of people to help him make his choice, including officers and staff of the Office of the Ombudsman but not Morales.

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