Trillanes files raps vs PCOO Asec. Mocha Uson

MANILA — Senator Antonio Trillanes IV on Friday filed before the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) charges against Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Assistant Secretary Margaux “Mocha” Uson. Trillanes was accompanied by his legal counsel Reynaldo Robles. Magdalo party-list Rep. Gary Alejano was also at the Ombudsman to show his support for Trillanes. The complaint of … Read More

Maguindanao town mayor dismissed for serious dishonesty

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed from the service Talitay, Maguindanao Mayor Montasir Sabal for serious dishonesty. Sabal was also meted the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification from holding public office, cancellation of eligibility and forfeiture of retirement benefits. The mayor is facing charges before the Sandiganbayan for three counts each of … Read More

ex-DepEd execs charged with ill-gotten wealth

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has ordered the filing of a petition to initiate forfeiture proceedings for ill-gotten wealth against former Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Jesus Nieves, in conspiracy with his wife and daughter, respondents Segundina Nieves and Gwendolyn Sola. Segundina was a former Education Supervisor II while Gwendolyn used … Read More

House approves condonation of farmers’ loan interests

MANILA — The House of Representatives has approved on third and final reading House Bill 187 which seeks to grant farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries relief from unpaid loan obligations through a new condonation program. The proposed “Agrarian and Agricultural Loan Restructuring and Condonation Act” aims to provide farmers, fisherfolk and agrarian reform beneficiaries … Read More

Sandiganbayan allows ex-Sen. Revilla to visit his ailing father anew

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan on Friday again allowed detained former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla, Jr. to visit his ailing father former Senator Ramon Revilla, Sr. Citing “humanitarian consideration”, the Sandiganbayan First Division “partially” granted Revilla’s motion. The former senator on Thursday sought the permission of the Sandiganbayan to allow him to visit his father on … Read More