Graft probe on Dutertes part of smear job: Palace

  MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday said the probe initiated by the Office of the Ombudsman on the alleged wealth of the family of President Rodrigo Duterte is part of a deliberate…

Ex-Bulacan solon, 5 others rapped over P3-M PDAF scam

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge former Bulacan (1st District) Rep. Ma. Victoria Sy-Alvarado before the Sandiganbayan for her alleged involvement in the Priority…

Minor witness in Kian’s slay gets Senate protection

MANILA — The mother of one of the minor witnesses to the killing of Kian Delos Santos has allowed the Senate to take custody of her child. This was revealed by…

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…

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…

2 BIR execs charged with bribery

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has ordered the filing of charges against two officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) assigned at the Revenue District Office…

Leyte town mayor suspended for illegal use of gov’t vehicle

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has ordered the suspension of Matag-ob, Leyte Mayor Agustin Pedrano, Sr. after he was found guilty of simple misconduct. The suspension for…

SC junks plea of Revilla, 4 others seeking to void Ombudsman plunder raps

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday denied with finality the motion for reconsideration of former Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr. and four others seeking to nullify the findings…

PDEA files graft raps vs Pampanga mayors over sale of pigs from Magalang ‘shabu’ lab

MANILA — The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) has filed graft and corruption charges against local officials of Pampanga before the Office of the Ombudsman in relation to the sale…

Ex-President Aquino, 6 others rapped with plunder, illegal shipment of US$ 141-B gold bars

MANILA — Plunder and graft charges were filed before the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday against former President Benigno “Noynoy” S. Aquino III and six others in connection with…

PNP chief ready to be jailed if Ombudsman proves he committed graft

MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday said that he is ready to be jailed if the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman)…