PRE-SONA 2012 REPORT

Ombudsman is Aquino’s key weapon vs graft

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(Editor’s Note: Two weeks before President Benigno Aquino III is set to deliver his third state of the nation address in Congress, INQUIRER.net will be running a special report on how his administration performed in the past year and what reforms, if any, have been or would be enforced over the next four years to ensure that his vision of an honest government and of a people freed from poverty may be realized.)

PART 2

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales during the impeachment trial of ousted Supreme Court Chief Justice Ranato Corona at the Senate. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines –With the appointment of former Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as Ombudsman in 2011, President Benigno Aquino III said the country would have an “honest-to-goodness anti-corruption office.”

“Not one that condones the corruption and abuses in government,” Aquino said of Morales during his state of the nation address (SONA) in July of that year when he announced her appointment.

“I expect that this year, we will have filed our first major case against the corrupt and their accomplices. And these will be real cases, with strong evidence and clear testimonies, which will lead to the punishment of the guilty,” said Aquino, whose presidential campaign in 2010 was anchored on his fight against corruption.

And Morales did. In December 2011 or after just five months in office, the new Ombudsman filed a graft case against former President and now Pampanga Representative Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo at the Sandiganbayan anti-graft court over the botched $329-million National Broadband Network (NBN) agreement with China. This was her first high profile case.

Six months after, on June 7, the Ombudsman filed another graft case at the Sandiganbayan – this time, against Arroyo’s husband, Jose Miguel Arroyo, former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Jesus Verzosa, other PNP officers and personnel, and private individuals over the  alleged anomalous  purchase of second-hand helicopters.

Several more cases against erring government officials were filed by Morales in the same period. Below are some cases based on the official website of the Office of the Ombudsman:

  • May 9, 2012 – Filed criminal and administrative complaints against Quezon City Councilors Roderick M. Paulate and Francisco A. Calalay, Jr., for maintaining “ghost employees” in the payroll of the Quezon City Council.
  • February 17, 2012 – Filed graft charges before the Sandiganbayan against ranking officials of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Region VII for the P35 million worth of street lighting projects in Lapu-Lapu City in 2007.
  • February 9, 2012 – Ordered the filing of graft charges against former governor Miguel Escobar of Sarangani province and several others stemming from the grant of “financial assistance” worth P450,000 in 2002.
  • December 2, 2011 – Ordered the filing of graft charges against former Lapu-Lapu City Mayor and now Representative Arturo O. Radaza and other local officials of Lapu-Lapu City, Cebu for the irregular purchase of personal computers in 2005.

Records of the Sandiganbayan showed that during Morales’ first 10 months in office, a total of 263 cases were filed before the anti-graft court although 291 were disposed of from August 2011 to May 2012.

The reason for the higher number in the disposition of cases compared to the actual filing was because this included unresolved cases that had been archived and which were revived and finally disposed of by the incumbent Ombudsman, the anti-graft court said.

Almost all of the cases at the Sandiganbayan, the Ombudsman’s Media Information Bureau director Edgrado Diansuy said, were filed by the Ombudsman.

Aside from filing graft charges, Morales also secured convictions, notable of which was against Aquino’s presidential adviser on environmental protection Nereus Acosta, who was meted a 90-day preventive suspension in February 9, 2012 for misusing funds during his term as congressman in 2000 and 2001.

Also on:

  • March 29, 2012 – Penalized 21 high-ranking officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) for unabated killings in Davao City.
  • March 23, 2012 – Dismissed from the service 13 officials of the Department of Finance (DOF) for defrauding the government of more than P82M arising from a series of “tax credit scams” from 1994 to 1998.
  • February 20, 2012 – Prosecuted the graft case filed against two former officials of the Batangas State University before the Sandiganbayan.
  • February 20, 2012 – Secured the conviction of former Rodriguez, Rizal Mayor Pedro Cuerpo and two others of graft charges for the unlawful demolition of shanties of about 93 families in 2003.
  • December 14, 2011 – Secured the conviction of two ranking local officials of the municipality of Batuan, Bohol who unlawfully disbursed public funds in the amount of more than P250,000 from 1993 to 1997.
  • November 11, 2011– Secured the suspension of two officials of the Bureau of Fire Protection (BFP) for nine months for defrauding a fire victim, a certain Emma C. L. Lin, of her just monetary claims against an insurance company in 2008.

But there were other cases that Morales did not pursue, even when these involved “big fishes”, due mainly to lack of evidence:

  • June 6, 2012 – The bribery case against former President Arroyo and six other respondents who were accused of providing transportation through the grant of 12 multi-cab vehicles and the use of a helicopter, and distributing envelopes containing money to unidentified election officers in some areas in Mindanao during the 2004 elections.
  • March 15, 2012 – The administrative and criminal charges against former Education Secretary (DepEd) Jesli Lapus, five other DepEd officials, and the President of Jeverps Manufacturing Corporation, Alex Billan, who were accused of allegedly rigging the biddings that DepEd conducted in 2007 for fortified instant noodles “with fresh eggs” and in 2009 for fortified noodles “with fresh eggs and malunggay” that allegedly resulted in losses for the government amounting to millions of pesos.
  • March 09, 2012 – The administrative and criminal charges against Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echieverri and three other Caloocan City officials for alleged non-remittance of employees’ premium contributions to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS).

Morales fires the gun signaling the start of a Run Against Corruption, at the Office of the Ombudsman where she was accompanied by more than 100 working citizens calling for the truth, during the Senate Probe on CJ Corona. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

But Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro  Casiño, a complainant  in the  NBN-ZTE case,  isn’t impressed.

Casiño lamented that from plunder case that was filed against the Arroyos, it was downgraded to graft because of the alleged failure by the Office of the Ombudsman to build up a strong case.

The graft case, he said, was now at the pre-trial stage at the Sandiganbayan.

“The original case was plunder and we’re expecting the Ombudsman to build up the case. But they did not go beyond what was submitted to them,” he said.

“The work of the Ombudsman is not just to act on it, they’re not passive. They should really build up the case. They downgraded it to graft,” he said.

Casiño also criticized Morales for allegedly being slow in acting on the complaints filed at her office and for continuing the “policy of keeping the complainants in the dark” as to the status of the cases.

“She’s not transparent. We don’t know what the status of the case is. We’re not advised. Our help isn’t being sought to build up the case,” he said.

Compared to the plunder case of ousted President Joseph Estrada, the complaint filed by the incumbent Ombudsman was still far  from being resolved.

“We find it slow. Remember Erap [Estrada's nickname] before . . . I think within a span of a few months there was a trial  and conviction and then an arrest. But Arroyo’s arrest wasn’t because of that [graft case], but because of another case, electoral sabotage,” Casino said.

Arroyo is under hospital arrest for electoral sabotage filed against her at the Department of Justice.

“Under Erap [Estrada’s nickname], the Ombudsman acted quickly, he was jailed . . . but this isn’t what’s happening in this case,” Casiño added.

But Morales’ first year in office may best be remembered when she testified in the recently concluded impeachment trial of former Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Her testimony on Corona’s 82 dollar accounts and at least $12 million in “fresh deposits” were said to be the biggest pieces of evidence presented in the impeachment trial that led to the conviction of the former Chief Justice.

But while she testified against Corona, Morales assured the senator-judges during the trial that she would not allow herself to be used by anyone to get back at the perceived opponents of the Aquino administration.

“Mr. Senator, I would not jeopardize my 40 years of government service, spotless, I am immodest to say that by allowing myself to be a tool of anyone in order to get back at certain persons against whom that anyone is sore at. I will assure you that,” Morales said. With a report from Tetch Torres

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZLG6N3K2NDNGD3JN46EXOIOSEE pogi

    isip mo kung sino ito si casino…hoy hambog hindi ka abogado at daig mo pa ang DIKTADOR KUNG MAG MANDO KA.

    mag resign ka na lang dahil malapit ka nang machugi. SUPER SOBRA KAYABANGAN MO WALA KA NAMAN PULIDONG EBIDENSYA PARA MAG AKUSA NANG TAO.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SSIOG2PG33MAOXOJM2YBHBPYNM Ariel CRUZ

      Ayos Mr. pogi, pasaludo nga! Agree ako 101% sa comment mo.

  • kilabot

    the pimp lavishly praising his prostitute. naturally, they make their livelihood complementing each other. down on all fours, $lut.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OIV4YXLRIZLQH3ACMCCW7NRNJY Allan

    Kelan ba na-impressed si Casino? :))

  • Alupasi

    ..mas maganda talaga kung mga babae ang mamumuno sa mga iba,t ibang government institusyon, tulad nina Ombudswoman Morales, Doj Sec. De Lima, at lalong laluna si Sen. Mirriam, tiyak takot ang mga kurakot na lalapit sa kanila para ayusin ang mga gusot nila..

    • D_BystandeR

      Huwag mong isama ang pangalan ni Brenda, nakakasuka yan, walang ibang nagawa kung di showing bad example to the kids.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/JKS7Y3WBUOJPOMTYPCRXSKW7KM Franzeline Perdubal

    We salute your integrity, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. A far cry from the corrupt Merceditas Gutierrez.

    May your tribe multiply and purge this government from its corrupt elements.

  • Magsasaka

    in every rule there is an exemption, KKKs are exempted 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SSIOG2PG33MAOXOJM2YBHBPYNM Ariel CRUZ

      isa ka pang ungas!

      • Magsasaka

        ipaliwanag mo nga kung paano ako naging ungas?
        dahil baka natutulog ka sa pansitan at wala kang balita sa pinaggagawa ni puno, torres, llamas at iba pa puro sila KKK, isa kang tungaw kung hindi mo alam yan

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/XOLQNY6NRGUZRWFT52KDPCWDJA PAUL

        baka naman walang nagbalita sa iyo? sigurado nabasa mo yan…sigurado yan. di k naman siguro nabuhay nung unang panahon n may KKK p? yung nagbalita s u kung meron man at sinuman, di nman siguro nabuhay nung panahon ng may KKK pa? pwede rin.hmmmmm..Antonio Luna buhay k p pala!!?

        Sabi ni Ariel ungas k raw? tingin ko tama cya…ano b ibig sabihin ng KKK? baka naman di mo alam? promote mo p kc yung KKK, yan tuloy na-UNGAS ka!!! hahahaha!

        At saka paalaala ko lang s u Antonio, di KKK yung mga pangalan n binanggit mo.. baka naman “MGA KAANIB” ng KKK? ikaw talaga..paglilinaw lang ha? walang personalan.

      • Magsasaka

        isa ka pang tungaw, ano ba sa akala mo ang KKK sa panahon ni pnoy.
        i prefer forum to avoid rubbing elbows with id!ots but they’re everwhere hehehe
        pero ipapaliwanag ko na din sa iyo kung ano ang KKK dahil tangengot ka hehehe
        KKK=Kabarilan Kaklase Kaibigan pwede mo ring pagbalibaliktarin iyan, ayan ha may natutunan ka

  • JuanTamadachi

    Shut up Casino.. You’re nothing but a cheap imitation of Bishop Cruz, mouthing a lot of inane, pointless, frivolous and inconsequential comments.
    YOU ARE PI$$ING OFF A LOT OF PEOPLE… 

  • les21reago

    and to WHOM Teddy Casino been impressed…The ombudsman is not the complainant of Plunder charges against CGMA…Casino should build the case themselves STRONG as he pointed out…Casino is LOADING the Ombudsman then himself sitting in congress> NOT FAIR?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFNGUIV72VHZ7WKJSRCVUNRTQA Sorry Guys

    Go Madam Ombudsman…

    Fight corruption and root out this evil menace from our society.

    Justice must be swift and Punishment must be harsh so all corrupt officials will think twice before  stealing public funds or demanding bribe from public.

    God be with you… More Power!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_EHK3GXFDY76NG5YH3VAOIKFQ64 Danny

    No matter what or who ever you place in the position, as long as no prosecutions no confiscating of ill gotten wealth and no putting behind bars of the corrupt officials, the country is the same like the previous administrations. Kawawang ‘pinas and ‘pinoys walang pag-usad!!!

  • reydomingo

    si casino walang tama dyan… puro na lang siya ang magaling… teka ano na ba nagawa niya?

    • generalproblem

      meron nagawa yan yung ibigay sa npa ang pork barrel nya at magpayaman dyan sa congress. Alisin na dapat ang party list system wala naman naitutulong mga yan.

    • WAJ

       Ay di puro reklamo, ano pa…Di ba militante din siya noon at ngayon? Papaano pa puro protesta…

  • juantamadnatamad

    May the Ombudsman have a long life! Can we have more Ombudsman to curb graft and corruption in the Philippines?

  • http://twitter.com/wadjitzain coty

    ha ha not here in the Western Visayas! there was a case filed against the previous Mayor of Kalibo, Aklan just after the succeeding LGU took over,  up to now the Ombudsman in the Region never lift a finger about it! he must either be sleeping on the job or he was well compensated for it just to keep quiet!

  • eroldpinoy

    Si Casino kupal talaga….lahat na lang ng ginagawa na magaganda ng gobyerno ay sinisira…PANGGULO TALAGA SA BANSA NATIN ANG MGA KATULAD NYA. MGA TERORISTA KASE PAG UUGALI NG MGA YAN….KAYA HINDE UMAASENSO ANG PILIPINAS DAHIL SA MGA TAONG TULAD NI CASINO.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TKQGLJHFJDUE3RQTVXM3XFYJF4 JosephJ

    casino .. do you think you can do better than this lady? … puro ka lang ngaw  ngaw ..nganga ka rin naman…

  • tra6Gpeche

    Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, I trust your integrity and your incorruptibility. Your record as Ombudsman already speaks for itself.  I wish you all the success to punish all corrupt government officials and employees from Mrs Gloria Arroyo’s administration and up to the present administration of Mr. Aquino. I salute you, Mrs Morales!

  • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

    Thumbs up for Omb. Morales!…

    Kindly put arroyo’s  In JAIL!  

    and all  her cohorts in corruptions!

  • WAJ

    Impress o hindi impress may kalayuan ang kasong ipinasok mo sa Ombudsman laban kay GMA dahil kulang-kulang sa ibidensya. Sino ang abogado (adviser) ni Casino tungkol sa judicial? Dapat ang mga Representative ay may abogado sa kanilang staff…Kasama sa Pork allocation nila yan…

  • amado_guerero

    Bravo bravo PNOY and Morales!!!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_L7PILUDK6IPFGJLJNCM2IROCRY Albin

    Ang tunay na weapons ni penoy ay: 1) pork barrel; 2) 2013 campaign funds; at 3) media mileage sa abs-cbn.

  • kajaime

    the government is working for the people and not for some greedy politicians, businessmen and government employees..

  • wakats

    Among all government officials today, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales is my most admired.
    I really hope God will protect her from any danger and ailments and give her more years in the service of DAANG MATUWID.
    I want to know what happen to the long-running fertilizer scam exposed by Ping Lacson in 2005 and investigated in the senate by sen. jun magsaysay?
    Will somebody please comment on this…

  • watot

    Matanong ko lang…reporting ba si Morales ke Casino? Puro dakdak itong Casino na to, humanap ka nang majikera para isang hampas lang eh tapos na mga hiling mo

  • Fulpol

    mga obvious na kaso, at maliliit lang na empleyado at opisyales..

    obvious lang tinitira… pero ang corruption, ang malaking corruption ay syndicated, hidden, secret at may conspiracy..

    yan ang halungkatin mo Ombudsman, hindi lang yung very obvious na kaso at maliliit laang..

    pakitang tao… 

    hahaha
    hahaha
    hahahaha

    • marionics

      my god, i agree with you fulpy. i never thought i’d see the day hahaha

    • http://www.facebook.com/jangwa.nakawala Jangwa Nakawala

       mga kasong inupuan lamang ng idol mong merceditas. abangan ang mga susunod na kaso!

  • billy gunner

    this article should have been entitled: ombudsman is aquino’s key weapon vs enemies (and how blackmail can be a very effective tool to enemy-free government!) lol

    • marionics

      Aside from filing graft charges, Morales also secured convictions, notable of which was against Aquino’s presidential adviser on environmental protection Nereus Acosta, who was meted a 90-day preventive suspension in February 9, 2012 for misusing funds during his term as congressman in 2000 and 2001.

  • AlejandrinoY

    Ombudsman Morales , I salute you for doing a good job. I will be always praying for your good  health and your safety. May GOD BLESS you always and keep you out of harms way.

  • Tama Lang

    Again I stand by my previous comments that Conchita Carpio-Morales is one of the ideal presidential candidates against Binay for 2016. Because of her practical but no nonsense approach as an Ombudsman. She is an ideal candidate to continue the progressive social and economic reforms for the country. Political allies of Binay are questionable at rated na mga dating trapos kasama na ang Liberal Party.

  • KurakotNaPinoy

    Where’s part 1?

    Mabuhay po kayo, Ms. Ombudsman.

    • marionics

      baka parang star wars, episode 4 muna he he

  • Handiong_Haringmakabayan

    Maraming salamat po, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.

  • Tama Lang

    A third independent party should be offered to the public so that come 2016 we the public will have an option to vote what is good for the country instead of relying on the LPs, NPs, UNAs, and NPCs which are mostly political trapos na walang delicadeza. As if sila na lang ang marunong magpatakbo sa bayan. Kung hindi yong asawa, anak, pinsan, at kahit kabit. Come on people, let us not waste 2016. The country and our people have suffered enough. Kahit si Trillanes parang naging balimbing. Ano ang alam ng asawa ni Villar para maging senador? Ano ang alam ni Jackie Enrile na para maging senador? So far in my own estimate, fit to run for president are, Binay, Conchita Carpio-Morales, Kiko Pangilinan, and Alan Peter Cayetano. The next president is more important than all these candidates running for senator. But if you ask me, for senators my list would include, Escudero, Legarda, Pimentel, Zubiri, Drilon, Trillanes, Jinggoy Estrada, Hontiveros, Jun Magsaysay, Osmena, Honasan, Recto, Cong. Tanada, Angara, Farinas, and Quimbo.

    • wakats

      Tama ka sa iba pero si jinggoy, sa 2016 pa matatapos ang term niya. Ang kanyang half-bro, si jv, anak sa kabit ni erap na mayor sa san juan, tatakbo bilang senador pero walang boboto sa bastardo. Si zubiri naman, sinong matino ang boboto sa isang certified cheat. Si hontiveros naman na certified commie, mga rallyesta lang at taga china ang sumusuporta sa kanya. Si gringo naman, veterano sa six coup attempts sa panahon ni Cory, si johnny enrile ang main supporter niya.

    • tarikan

      Exactly my advocacy, Tama Lang. A strong three-party system shall be included into the new charter if ever amended. And should be subsidized by the government for its logistics and political development to avoid too much vested interests influence. There should be a way to curb if not altogether stopped this party turn-coatism. Violators have to suffer ignominy including being party-less for a long period of time. By this, I think, scrupulous politicians will have loyalty to their party. It’s just not beneficial not to. 

    • Atagalong

      I like the way you said your coments – good and true. But I can’t understand why you include among your choice the names Honasan, 5 coup ‘d etats and Trillanes, 2 coup ‘d etats? If these two culprits were from another country, instead to being meted with just 10 pushups for trying to destroy the government, both could have been shot by a firing squad. Also, why Jinggoy? Have you ever imagine that when his father was the president, his mother was also a senator and him too? His brother was a representative and another another one, a mayor? Seems like your choice is inconsistent with your statement! Let’s get a candidate for the presidency an honest and qualified second class citizen from the Visayas, instead of picking people from just one place – Luzon. 14  justices of the Supreme Court, 19 senators, 195 representatives plus those party-list representatives who are concentrated in Metro Manila and practically all cabinet members and agencies (all high positions in government), are from Luzon. Why? We have been through all this “government off the people, buy the people and fool the people” why then do we have to be perpetually snookered by the same trapos, as what you said, “trapos! Honestly, we all must be fair and treat the rest of the people of the Philippines equally and not just the people of Luzon hogging it all!

  • pidalcopter2

    Ay Apo naglaing met gayam ni Nanang Conchita! Hehehe!  Go go go madam! Go Catch all corrupt officials and their cohorts… past and present. Is this the lady who said Corona, the junked CJ is a CERTIFIED LIAR? Well Well Well… may balls nga hehehe!

  • regd

    Kamukhang-kamukha ni Ombusdman ang nanay ko. NAKAKATAKOT! Madesmaya ka sa titig lang! 
    Mdm Morales scheme in the downfall of …..uh………………what’s his name again?…….uh…yeah, that’s right, atong corona, was brilliant! WAY TO GO OMBUDSMAN MORALES! We’re behind you!

  • nakawan

    Teddy Casino: who would want your help? you commie douche bag!

    • Bullet Train

      Bakit ba kasi sinasali pa sa usapan ang Casino na yan. Epal lang naman yan e. Puro negatib

  • PaengSaAmerika

    Party-List Rep Teddy Casino is aspiring for higher office so he wants to impress the public by criticizing the great achievements of Ombudsman Morales.  

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_JL7VPEQO24RIJTEJTPXJWTIAQA romel

    nakisawsaw na naman itong BAYAN na ito.  Casino, tumahimik ka!!! puro kayo reklamo!!!

  • rosamistika16

    minsan meron talagang mga taong walang kakuntentuhan sa buhay kya pilit na hinahanapan ng kahinaan at butas ang bawat taong mas nakaaangat sa kanya. eto ay sakit na walng ibang makakagamot kundi ang sarili lamang – para kay casino!

  • $8705409

    Maliit pa ba ang kinikita ni Roderick Paulate bilang artista?  Sabagay walang malaki sa mga sakim.

  • Bullet Train

    Kahit kelan ang Bayad Muna at komunistang si Casino ay walang ginawa puro dadak, E di ikaw na ang maging ombudsman!

    • gie965

      tama ka dung, kung maka bayan talaga ang casino yan….. mag rally sila sa chinese embassy… mga komonistang, walang ginagawa sa congreso…..

  • NH Tan Gana

    headline needs revision, kind of misleading, but in the actual article it is correct

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LLPTRPFUTYJXKI3KJS4B2UO4LI Jim De Garman

    si casino parehas ng bishops na walang magawa kundi batikusin ang gobyerno..kaninu ba talaga kakampi yan.. casino is not a even a modest citizen he has no direction at all to fight for the cause of the Filipipinos.

  • jga94

    I agree that getting Merceditas G. out and bringing in Morales was one of the achievements of PNoy.Casino–like his party–is all hot ait to me. We all have to wait and see who PNoy eventually appoints as Chief Justice.

  • gerp

    it is good to have critics…its a good exercise and it really shows there is a balance of power amongst the minority and majority of people who meddle in a public of democracy…critical thinking i may say…and there is a big Y…bakit hindi plunder?

  • AmpJr

    Morales is doing fine…She should hurry up though on some cases…lalo na iyong mga malalaking corrupt officials…

  • gie965

    The best  Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, keep up the good work po, sana po imbestigahan nyo mga pork barrel ng mga party list na kagaya ng bayad muna ni teddy casino kung saan nila dinadala budget nila, actually wala naman gusto at matino sa gobyerno na para sa kanila…. ang epal mo casino…… gawa ka muna batas para pakinabangan ng mga nag boto sa inyo…..kesa kontra ng kontra……….

  • scorpio15

    Casino tingnan mo ang buntot mo kung ano ang ginagawa. Hanggang salita ka lang naman at wala sa gawa.

  • pepengkabayo

    Ms.Ombudsman Morales is doing a good job.
    Those cases resolved were I think cases that have been there for so many years and in the dust or inaamag na.
    Maybe some were already archived and revived.

    Ms. Morales would be more effective if the present and not the past is being tried and decided.
    Ika nga ang nahuhuli ay yon mga tuyong dilis at wala pang tambakol o bariles.
    In short, pang municipal court pa lang.
    But in totality, the Ombudsman is doing great .
    At her age I hope she stays more years in the Ombudsman. Good Job.

  • Ben Tampadong

    Gawin sanang Ombudsman si Casiño, kagaling-galingan nya kasi eh. Napakarami nyang media interview para batikusin ang lahat ng tiwali. Napakahusay nyang magsalita sa harap ng camera pag tinatanong ang kanyang opinyon sa anupamang kaso laban ke Gloria. Lagi siyang me sasabihing komento kapag merong ano pa mang isyu na aapak sa karapatan ng mga maralita. Nangunguna siya sa mga rally laban sa administrasyon pag merong di sinasangayunan.

    Kaso lang kahit sino umupo di niya gusto. Laging me mali. Laging me bahid. Laging laban sa tulad nilang dukha , etc. etc. 

    Tatakbo ata tong senador eh. Pwe!

  • $14141131

    The corrupt officials in Eastern Mindanao provinces are snickering at this news. From Congressmen to governors and mayors. Where will those congressmen get money to build not one but two or three mansions and an array of luxury SUV cars when they were not really rich before they got elected? Why are the cases of governors and mayors frozen by regional ombudsmen?

  • malek_abdul

    “But Bayan Muna Representative Teodoro  Casiño, a complainant  in the  NBN-ZTE case,  isn’t impressed. Casiño lamented that from plunder case that was
    filed against the Arroyos, it was downgraded to graft because of
    the alleged failure by the Office of the Ombudsman to build up a strong
    case.”

    Casiño instead of complaining why don’t you help the Ombudswoman build up a stronger case? Why don’t you yourself present evidences to pin down those involved in the NBN ZTE case? Hirap kasi sayo dada ka nang dada wala ka naman ginawa para makatulong! Ikaw ang taong wala nang nakitang mabuting ginawa ang ibang tao sa goberno. Kapal mo!!!

  • just pahm

    Pero actually ang nagbigay lang ng lakas kay Pnoy na labanan ang mga corrupt pulitiko ang proposal plan ni Atty Gerard Mosquera. Siya nga sana dapat ang ombudsman pero dahil may utang si Pnoy kay Morales kaya di siya napile hehe 

    • epros

       Bayad na !!!!

  • robrano

    She is his choice as his best lapdog since she showed that she does not hesitate even tomanipulat “evidence” if it is to pin down Noy’s critics. Like her “special mathematic” to add bank transactions during 9 teas to a “total account” against Corona. Just for that she should be fired and set for disbarment. Ever Highschool student would know that transactions cannot be added, except if there are only deposita snd no withdrawals. And still the well educated senators swallowed it for not to lose their pork and campaigb funds.

  • rein1188

    ito c  casino, walang nang ginawang tama ang ombudsman..puro reklamo..bat hindi ka tumulong..mabuti kungyan lang ang inaasikaso na ombudsman samantala sya dada lang ng dada..ang laki ng nakukuha nyang pera s gobyerno…mga bwisit tong mga makkaliwang ito…wala na ngang naitutulong s gobyerno ang iingay pa..puro lang kayo pabigat kaya hindi tayo makangat angat..

    • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.samonte.3 Joseph Samonte

      Alam mo egan. Kung minsan, ang mga nakakainis na bitiw na salita ay siyang nagsasabi ng katutuhanan. Kung hindi tutuo ang sinasabi niya, d,huag nating patulan. Iisa ang hinala namin. Big time lang ang concentration ni Morales. Ang iba, nasa limbo parin. Ang masama, wala manlang pasabi kung ano na ang nangyari. Sa tutuo, pati si Former Mayor Belmonte Jr, bago umalis at kumandidato bilang Congressman, may 400 million pesos na disallowed expenses ang Q.C. LGU. He is accountable to that being the head of LGU. May nangyari ba? Lahat ng QC Councilors, guilty of double compensation. Humihingi sila ng transportation allowance samantalang may roon na silang government issued SUVs. O, ano?

  • http://www.facebook.com/joseph.samonte.3 Joseph Samonte

    The question is the “sort of selective Justice” in the Office of the Ombudsman. I have filed a Complaint Affidavit against former Chief Q.C. Treasurer’s Victor Endriga for increasing the business tax of Q.C. through mere issuance of Memorandum, and without benefit of public consultation. I filed it sometime in September 2009. Up to now, I am left in the dark what happen to my complaint. Was it archive without informing me? Why was there no Resolution? Is the dispensation of Justice only confined to big names for publicity purposes? Hehe heh he! Am I wrong in my suspicion? 

  • Nic Legaspi

    I’d like to see the recent string of Pagcor anomalies on that list. If she is indeed practicing a no-nonsense approach on meting out justice to everyone, all cases should be thoroughly investigated whoever is in power.

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    Mr. Aquino has to do it (The Tuwid na Daan smoke & mirror campaign)…or else, he has nothing…
    And to be relevant (because of poor track record, mediocrities and underachievement before the presidency), he must have to create a superman image against corruption.
    Did he have a real day job back when he was still Noynoy?  I remember that he had been holding the skirt of his mother…or psychologically, even up to now.  And thanks to communist Llamas who always do the smoke & mirror political strategizing for him…after all, a divided nation is a good breeding ground for opportunist communist. 
    Hahahaha! 

  • http://www.yahoo.com JOSE RIZAL

    And now the publicities for the Tuwid Na Daan (again?) is to make way for the July 2012 SONA (again?)…while the foreign bankers are leaving the country….
    Hahahaha!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dave.panganiban.1 Dave Panganiban

      THat’s life!….magtiis at pwede ka manigas sa Inggit ..LoL !

      This Admin.  is way much better than d past admin!………

      probly mas gusto mo ang kurapsyon huh!  …nakaw dito nakaw doon.

      bigay sa asawa, anak, kamag anak etc. etc. ang mga ninakaw…

      pwede me kumampi se yo pag may na balitang nag nakaw at corrupt na si Noynoy!

      that’s d bottom line !

      I Pity u!  …for real !

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