Columnist claims overall deputy ombudsman Carandang is a Yellow Cult devotee

The Manila Times columnist Bobi Tiglao unmasked the real identity  of Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang saying he is an alleged devotee of the 'Daang Matuwid' or known as the 'Yellow Cult'.

In his Facebook account, Tiglao shared his article published in the Manila Times entitled 'Yellow deploys Carpio-Morales deception trick used vs. Corona' in which he discussed that Carandang is the one who claims President Rodrigo Duterte had P1 billion 'money flows' in his account.

In addition, the columnist emphasized he is a member of the 'Kultong Dilawn'.

"Who is Carandang? He appears to be a devotee of the Yellow Cult, together with his cousin, Aquino’s former communication officer Ricky Carandang, who I was told lobbied for his appointment. He was assistant ombudsman when Simeon Marcelo headed the agency. Marcelo has been the second top Yellow counselor, after Mar Roxas’ campaign manager Avelino (“Nonong”) Cruz," as read in the caption of his shared post.

He discussed the public service history of Carandang saying that he left the Ombudsman's office during the term of former President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo and came back as a consultant of Carpio Morales when she was appointed by Aquino.

"Aquino in 2013 appointed him Overall Deputy Ombudsman, the highest ranking official in the agency after Carpio-Morales, leap-frogging the much-longer-serving over 24 other deputy and assistant ombudsmen. Aquino had to vigorously defend Carandang’s appointment since he had been charged several years back with robbery and extortion, in a case that stemmed from a corruption investigation involving a finance officer of the Armed Forces of the Philippine. The case, however, was dismissed by then Quezon City Chief Prosecutor Donald Lee," he added in his post.

At the end of his post, Bobi also stressed that former vice president Joejomar Binay claimed that during the past elections, it was Carandang who headed the Ombudsman's efforts to pin him down with hidden bank accounts and graft charges against him and his family.

As to this writing, Tiglao's post has already generated 741 different reactions from netizens.

Below is Bobi Tiglao's full Facebook post:

Source: FacebookManila Times