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While senators are preparing for their role as senator judges and the Lower House is in the process of completing its line up of prosecutors, Bayan Muna Rep. Neri Colmenares said the people’s participation is most crucial because the impeachment trial is not only a battle against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez and former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo but also against impunity and corruption.

Progressive groups have taken two tacks in their effort to remove Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez — the filing of an impeachment complaint and urging President Benigno Aquino II to remove Gutierrez — because, they said, Gutierrez is the biggest obstacle to the prosecution of former president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo.

Sidebar: The Impeachment Complaint Against Ombudsman Gutierrez

Press Statement Bagong Alyansang Makabayan Sept. 28, 2010 We congratulate the House Justice Committee for its decision to continue with the impeachment proceedings. It is a valid assertion of the power of the House of Representatives especially when it is quite obvious that the Ombdusman has done nothing but delay or weaken the impeachment process.…

News Release Sept. 14, 2010 “The move of the Supreme Court to suspend the impeachment proceedings against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez is a step backward in terms of holding erring government officials accountable.” Thus said Gabriela Women’s Party Representative Luz Ilagan following reports that the Supreme Court has ordered the suspension of impeachment proceedings in the…