Simeon V. Marcelo
office = Ombudsman of the
term_start = October 10, 2002
term_end = December 1, 2005
Aniano A. Desierto
successor = Merceditas Gutierrez
birth_place = Philippines flagicon|Philippines
nationality = Filipino
religion = Roman Catholic
Simeon V. Marcelois a Filipino politician and was the third Ombudsman of the Philippines. He served as a prosecutor in the impeachment case of Former President Joseph Estrada, the 13th President of the Republic of the Philippines. He was appointed Solicitor General of the Philippines replacing Alfredo Benipayo. President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo, the 14th President of the Philippinesappointed him as the third Philippine Ombudsmanwho investigates government official. He was replaced by Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrezas Ombudsman in 2005.
He took up his
Bachelor of Lawsat the University of the Philippinesand was among the top ten of the graduating class of 1979. He later placed fifth (with a rating of 89.9%) in the 1979bar examinations.
Impeachment of President Estrada
He was famous for being called by Sen.
Miriam Defensor Santiago, " Who is that creature?" Ombudsman Marcelo first caught the public’s attention during the 2000 Senate impeachment proceedings on graft charges against Mr. Joseph Estrada, the 13th President of the Republic of the Philippines. During the proceedings, as a private prosecutor, he handled the presentation of the prosecution’s star witness, former Gov. Luis Singson.
As Solicitor General
He was appointed as the
Solicitor Generalof the Republic of the Philippinesin February 2001.During his term as Solicitor General, Ombudsman Marcelo successfully handled before the Supreme Courtthe recovery of the Ferdinand Marcosill-gotten wealth worth US$680 Million. Then, Solicitor GeneralMarcelo also successfully handled before the Supreme Courtother major cases, including those involving the constitutionality of the PlunderLaw and the multi-billion peso coconut levy.
October 2002, he was appointed as the Ombudsman, the youngest person ever appointed to said position. He headed the panel of government lawyers prosecuting former President Joseph Estrada. Further, he actively supervises the prosecution of other major high-profile cases before the Sandiganbayansuch as the President Diosdado MacapagalBoulevard case, the RSBS Pension Fund cases, the DPWHRepair Scam cases and the Major General Carlos F. Garciacases.
As law partner and ADB & IAB posts
He is now a senior partner of the Villaraza Cruz Marcelo & Angangco law offices, and executive secretary of the Administrative Tribunal of the
Asian Development Bank. [ [http://www.bworldonline.com/BW092008/content.php?id=001 bworldonline.com, Former Philippine ombudsman named to WB anti-corruption board] ] On September 19, 2008, Marcelo was appointed to the World Bank’s new Independent Advisory Board, (IAB), which will provide advice on anti-corruption measures. [ [http://www.bworldonline.com/BW092008/content.php?id=001 bworldonline.com, Former Philippine ombudsman named to WB anti-corruption board] ] [ [http://web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/NEWS/0,,contentMDK:21906171~pagePK:34370~piPK:34424~theSitePK:4607,00.html worldbank.org, Former Australian Treasurer, U.S. Diplomat, Philippine Ombudsman, and Swiss Jurist Tapped For Anti-Corruption Board] ]
Philippine Ombudsman Website
Aniano A. Desierto
title= Ombudsman of the Republic of the Philippines
Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez
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