Martires tops JBC shortlist for Ombudsman

MANILA — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires led the shortlist of nominees to replace outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. This was confirmed by Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra, an ex-officio member…

SC recommends Martires as next Ombudsman

MANILA — The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday unanimously recommended Associate Justice Samuel Martires to the Judicial Bar and Council as the country’s next Ombudsman. This was announced by SC Spokesman…

JBC to vote shortlist of bets for Ombudsman on July 20

MANILA — The Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) is set to vote on the shortlist of candidates for the country’s next Ombudsman on July 20. This was confirmed by Justice Secretary…

Palace hails Ombudsman decision to indict Abaya over MRT mess

MANILA — Malacañang on Monday welcomed the Ombudsman’s finding of probable cause to charge Joseph Emilio Abaya, former Secretary of the now defunct Department of Transportation and Communications (DOTC), with graft…

Martires eyes speedy resolution of cases if named Ombudsman

MANILA — Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires said Wednesday he would speed up the resolution of cases if he becomes the next Ombudsman. “(My) plan to accomplish as an…

Ombudsman probe into Duterte wealth terminated in November

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday confirmed that the investigation into the alleged ill-gotten wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte was closed last November. In a statement, the Ombudsman…

Palace to Ombudsman: Only Congress can expel Garcia

MANILA — Malacañang on Tuesday said it respects the decision of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to dismiss Cebu 3rd District Rep. Gwendolyn Garcia for grave misconduct but reminded her that only…

Ex-DA chief, 9 others face graft raps over car loan plans

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman has charged before the Sandiganbayan former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary and now Bohol Rep. Arthur Yap and nine other officials with graft…

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…

Bill raising salaries of Ombudsman workers ok’d

MANILA — A House of Representatives panel has approved a proposal to increase the salaries of employees of the Office of the Ombudsman to strengthen its anti-corruption drive. According to…

25 PCG execs face dismissal, graft raps on PHP68-M unlawful procurement

  MANILA — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of multiple criminal charges against 25 officials of the Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) for their alleged involvement in the…

Cagayan de Oro DA exec suspended for neglect

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has ordered the suspension for one month and one day of Lealyn Ramos, the Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture…

Two Manila village execs get six years imprisonment for illegal gas reimbursements

MANILA — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has secured the conviction of two barangay officials in the City of Manila in connection with their involvement in illegal gas reimbursements.…

CA affirms dismissal of BOC employee over unexplained wealth

MANILA — The Court of Appeals (CA) denied the petition filed by a Bureau of Customs official thus affirming the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman dismissing Victor Cerniaz…

Sandiganbayan sets Genuino’s arraignment for perjury charges on April 25, 2017

MANILA — The Sandiganbayan has found probable cause to proceed with the trial of former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (PAGCOR) chair Efraim Genuino for the perjury charges filed against…

Ombudsman dismisses from service 12 respondents in PDAF scam raps

MANILA — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the dismissal from the service of 12 respondents for their alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. This was…

RTC has no jurisdiction on De Lima’s case –LP senators

MANILA — Senators belonging to Liberal Party (LP) on Friday said that the Regional Trial Court (RTC) lacks the jurisdiction over the criminal charges filed by the Department of Justice…