Duterte appoints Justice Martires as the new Ombudsman

DAVAO CITY (July 26) — President Rodrigo Duterte appoints Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires as the new Ombudsman to replace retiring Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. Martires, 69, was endorsed by 11 justices of the high court to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), the body tasked to screen applicants for the post. Martires  is a …