PRESIDENT Benigno Aquino III has accepted the Supreme Court ruling striking down as unconstitutional the Truth Commission that would have looked into alleged irregularities under the Arroyo administration. Mr. Aquino is banking on newly appointed Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to continue what the Truth Commission would have set out to do—investigate grafters under the Arroyo regime.
“We can’t do anything. The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of our laws. And we are the implementor of the same,” President Aquino said when asked if the government was already doing away with the Truth Commission. The SC junked with finality President Aquino’s first executive order creating a Truth Commission to investigate anomalies that hounded the administration of former President and now Pampanga Rep. Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.