Espinoza: Pick Ombudsman from private sector

AS THE world celebrated the death of the global terrorist leader, Osama bin Laden, the administration of President Noynoy Aquino is in a grinding process as to who would be the next Ombudsman after Merceditas Gutierrez resigned amidst the impeachment case against her.

Among the names that surfaced are former senator Wigberto Tañada, Jose Manuel Diokno, son of the late Sen. Jose W. Diokno, and former agrarian reform secretary Rene Villa.

If I may suggest, the Judicial and Bar Council that would look into the names of applicants should think out of the box. The nominees to the post should not be limited to politicians or has-beens considering that we are a country of more than 80 million people.

Let’s be clear on this. I have nothing personal against the three nominees. But our system of appointment is appalling. It is stuck with those who have been in politics or in government service. (more)