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Calida: Ombudsman terminates plunder probe vs PRRD

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Solicitor General Jose Calida on Tuesday disclosed that graft probers have already closed and terminated the Ombudsman’s investigation into the alleged unexplained wealth of President Duterte and his family.

The Ombudsman probe stemmed from a plunder complaint filed by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

The termination of the case was supposedly confirmed by Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang in a letter sent to Calida.

“Based on the record, the recommendation to terminate the investigation was approved by Deputy Ombudsman Cyril E. Ramos on 29 November 2017,” Carandang said in the letter which Calida showed to reporters.

According to Calida, he wrote the Ombudsman a letter requesting for the status of the probe last February 9.

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