PDP-Laban proposes semi-presidential federal gov’t

MANILA — The Partido Demokratiko Pilipino–Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) is proposing a semi-presidential federal system of government for the Philippines. This was divulged by Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Assistant Secretary Jonathan Malaya during the Forum on Political Reforms and the Mindanao Peace Process: Challenges and Prospects at the Makati Diamond Residences in Makati … Read More

Sandiganbayan upholds Estrada bail

MANILA —  The Sandiganbayan has upheld its resolution granting bail for the temporary liberty of former Senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada for his plunder case in connection with his alleged involvement in the multi-billion-peso Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) or “pork barrel” anomaly. In a four-page resolution written by Associate Justice Maria Theresa Mendoza-Arcega and promulgated on Nov. … Read More

Criminal raps filed vs ex-President Aquino over Mamasapano tragedy

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday filed charges before the Sandiganbayan against former President Benigno S. “Noynoy” Aquino III in connection with the Mamasapano tragedy. The complaint stemmed from Aquino’s alleged role in the anti-terrorist operation that led to the massacre of 44 Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) troopers in Mamasapano, Maguindanao on … Read More

Ombudsman orders DILG to serve dismissal order vs Iloilo mayor

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) to serve the dismissal order against Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog. This after the Ombudsman confirmed the decision imposing the penalty of dismissal against Mabilog for the case of “serious dishonesty relative to unlawful acquisition of wealth.” … Read More

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