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Ombudsman suspends 3 jail officials for graft

THE country’s chief graft buster suspended three more prison officials for allegedly allowing the illegal release of felons convicted of heinous crimes, according to separate copies of the suspension orders.

PAO lawyers denounce anonymous report to Ombudsman

OVER A hundred lawyers under the Public Attorney’s Office (PAO) said that a recent report of PAO lawyers calling for the suspension of PAO Chief Persida V. Rueda-Acosta was part of a “demolition job” meant to malign the PAO.

Palace leaves probe on PCSO’s Cam to Ombudsman

MALACAÑANG ON Monday said it will not be conducting an investigation on Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office Board Member Sandra M. Cam’s alleged undeclared properties, saying that she is already being probed by the Ombudsman.

JBC names three nominees for ombudsman post

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Friday, July 20, said the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) has named three nominees in its shortlist to...

High court unanimously recommends Martires to Ombudsman post

THE SUPREME COURT (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires to the post of Ombudsman, according to SC spokesperson Theodore O. Te.

2 Zamboanga ex-mayors charged, fined over unliquidated travel funds

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has slapped Wilson M. Nandang, former mayor of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, with 10 counts of malversation over P1.25 million in unliquidated funds. Mr. Nandang will also be facing charges for failure to render accounts to the public auditor.

Ombudsman to be strengthened in federal charter

THE Constitutional Commission (ConCom) tasked to review the 1987 Constitution wants the Office of the Ombudsman to be given “more teeth” in fighting graft and corruption under the proposed federal Charter.

JBC releases shortlist of candidates for Supreme Court associate justice

The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) released on Monday, June 26, its shortlist of eight candidates vying for the position of outgoing Supreme Court...

Duterte: Choices for next Ombudsman are ‘unshakable men’

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Wednesday, June 20, that he is currently reviewing the shortlist of aspirants for the...

Aquino, Abad charged over DAP controversy

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has indicted former president Benigno S. C. Aquino III and former budget secretary Florencio B. Abad in connection with the controversial Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP) midway into Mr. Aquino’s administration.

Ombudsman bid of SC’s Martires challenged

A GROUP OF clergymen and religious academics has challenged Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel R. Martires’ candidacy for the post of Ombudsman, citing his “bias and partiality” in the quo warranto case that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes P.A. Sereno on May 11.

Duterte: Some jobs not appropriate for women

By Arjay L. Balinbin, Reporter President Rodrigo R. Duterte said on Thursday, May 24, that not all jobs are for women. The President made his remarks...

DoJ’s Guevarra backs JBC overhaul

Justice Secretary Menardo I. Guevarra on Tuesday, May 22, expressed his support for the consultive committee on charter change's (Concom) proposal to reorganize the Judicial...

Duterte’s net worth goes up by P1 million in 2017

President Rodrigo R. Duterte's net worth increased by P1.1 million in 2017 to P28.54 million from P27.42 million in 2016, a document showed. This,...

Roderick Paulate faces graft charges over ‘ghost employees’

By Minde Nyl R. dela Cruz THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman slapped Quezon City District 2 Councilor Roderick M. Paulate with graft and falsification charges...

TCTs of ex-mayor, wife now with Ombudsman

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has completed its recovery of the questioned wealth of convicted rapist and former Calauan, Laguna mayor Antonio L. Sanchez...

Ombudsman completes recovery of ill-gotten wealth of convicted Laguna mayor

The Office of the Ombudsman has completed the recovery of the ill-gotten wealth of former Calauan, Laguna Mayor Antonio L. Sanchez and his wife,...

Mocha Uson charged before Ombudsman

Akbayan Youth on Monday, April 2, filed an administrative complaint against Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Esther Margaux J. Uson before the...

Motion seeks to ‘physically remove’ deputy Ombudsman from office

LAWYERS and former lawmakers filed a motion before the Office of the President on Friday to “bodily or physically remove” from office Overall Deputy...

Sol-Gen: Ombudsman’s impeachment solution to impasse on Carandang’s fate

SOLICITOR-GENERAL Jose C. Calida in a statement on Friday suggested Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales’s impeachment as “an obvious solution to the seeming impasse” over the...

Deputy Ombudsman ordered suspended

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte on Monday punished an anti-graft prosecutor suspected of leaking his bank records after an opposition politician had accused Mr. Duterte...

Ombudsman finds probable cause to indict ex-Iloilo lawmaker for pork barrel...

THE Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict former Iloilo Rep. Rolex T. Suplico over misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund...

Panelo tells Napoles: Show proof and give sworn statement on Drilon...

JANET LIM-NAPOLES, the alleged mastermind of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam, should execute a sworn statement in relation to her latest claim...

Aquino charged over 2015 Mamasapano operation

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman on Wednesday, Nov. 8, filed graft and usurpation of authority charges against former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III over...

Trillanes taking Gordon to Ombudsman

SENATOR ANTONIO “Sonny” F. Trillanes IV is filing plunder and criminal cases against Senator Richard J. Gordon before the Office of the Ombudsman today,...

High court asked to review orders in Mamasapano case

THE Supreme Court was asked to review decisions of the Office of the Ombudsman that supposedly downgraded charges filed against former President Benigno S....

Immigration commissioners to be charged with plunder for P50-million extortion

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of plunder charges against Immigration Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, together with Wenceslao Sombero, Jr.,...

Ex-representative Teves charged over P10-million pork fund

FORMER congressman Herminio G. Teves, who represented the 3rd district of Negros Oriental for three terms from 1998-2007, has been charged with graft and...

Former Daanbantayan mayor fined for Yolanda fund mess

AUGUSTO D. CORRO, former mayor of Daanbantayan town in Cebu, has been found guilty of “simple negligence” by the Office of the Ombudsman and...

Ombudsman officials charged in Malacañang

By Rosemarie A. Zamora THE INVESTIGATORS may become the investigated, as officials of the Office of the Ombudsman were slapped with administrative complaints filed in...

Chief Justice, Ombudsman part of ouster plot? Duterte thinks so

PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte believes the Ombudsman and Chief Justice are being used by political forces to remove him from the presidency, his spokesman...

Ombudsman to President: ‘This Office shall not be intimidated.’

“SORRY, Mr. President, but this Office shall not be intimidated.” So went a statement by the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday, Sept. 29, in...

Former Caloocan representative Asistio charged for ‘inexistent projects’ using pork funds

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge former Caloocan representative Luis “Baby” A. Asistio for “inexistent projects” he approved using...

Ombudsman OK’s graft raps vs Representative Floirendo

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has found sufficient evidence to indict Davao del Norte Representative Antonio R. Floirendo, Jr. for the graft complaint filed...

Aquino to be charged over Mamasapano operation

OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales has affirmed the finding of probable cause to charge former president Benigno S.C. Aquino III before the Sandiganbayan for the Mamasapano...

Supreme Court affirms ex-police chief Purisima’s suspension

THE SUPREME Court (SC) has upheld the six months preventive suspension of former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director Alan L. Purisima issued by the...

Duterte: Ombudsman meting ‘selective justice’

By Ian Nicolas P. Cigaral Reporter PRESIDENT RODRIGO R. Duterte on Tuesday slammed anew the Office of the Ombudsman for supposedly engaging in “selective justice” as...

Ex-magistrate who reduced charges of general accused of plunder now Ombudsman’s...

A FORMER top magistrate of the Sandiganbayan who reduced charges of a general accused of plunder is now the Ombudsman’s top prosecutor. The Office of...