Calida slams Ombudsman over Duterte plunder probe

      Solicitor General Jose Calida has slammed the Office of the Ombudsman for not disclosing immediately that it has "closed and terminated" the probe into the plunder complaint filed by Senator Antonio Trillanes IV against President Rodrigo Duterte. In a press conferenceon Tuesday, Calida said Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang confirmed in a letter dated February 12, that the probe was already "terminated" on November 29, 2017. "If a case in the magnitude like this when the President of the Philippines is the respondent, and the case was 'dismissed' by the Office of the Ombudsman, why not disclose it to the public?" Calida asked in a p...

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