Sep 082014

Malacañang on Monday vowed to comply with the Office of the Ombudsman’s final orders against the embattled heads of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and the Optical Media Board (OMB).

In a statement, Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said President Benigno Aquino III’s office will carry out the Ombudsman’s orders once it receives relevant documents.

“The Office of the President will await the official copies of the Ombudsman’s Resolutions, if any, on these cases, and will comply with the orders of the Ombudsman, in accordance with law,” the Palace official said.

He, however, said that the Palace has yet to receive the suspension order on OMB chief Ronnie Ricketts and the reported dismissal order against PRC chairperson Teresita Manzala.

Last week, the Ombudsman ordered the suspension of Ricketts and four other OMB officials for the allegedly irregular release of seized pirated DVDs and VCDs just hours after they were confiscated. 

Manzala was reportedly recommended for dismissal by the Ombudsman for supposedly entering into a rigged contract with a firm owned by Executive Secretary Paquito Ochoa Jr.’s brother-in-law. —NB, GMA News

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