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House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez is open to President Duterte’s proposal for a new anti-graft body, but clarified that cannot replace the Ombudsman.

Alvarez told a media interview. “mananatili kasi ang ombudsman is a constitutional body  di natin pwedeng alisin yun wala pong kapangyarihan ang congress na tanggalin

Alvarez added, “anti graft body? hindi naman siguro na kailangan para sa akin napakarami nang anti graft body sigruo sa executive branch baka kailangan nila yun para mas mabilis para maddress kasi pwede naman tanggalin ng exectuive branch yung mga political appointees so pupuwede siguro yan pero baka di na kailangan ng batas”

Alvarez believes an executive order maybe enough. “kasi kung meron nang mapataunayan doon sa political appointees who serve udner the trust and confidence of the rpesident pwede tanggalin agad agad yan at palitan ng administrasyon .”