By Cynthia D. Balana
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment for graft of 18 current and former top officials of the Subic Bay Metropolitan Authority (SBMA) for manifest partiality and evident bad faith in awarding a contract to port operator Harbour Centre Port Terminal Inc. in 2010.
By Julliane Love De Jesus
Ruby Tuason and Dennis Cunanan would not be given the state witness immunities unless the Ombudsman frees them from criminal liabilities in the plunder and graft charges they are facing.
By Maila Ager
Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr.’s camp said it was taken aback by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales “brazenness” in “hastily resolving” the preliminary investigation against the senator.
By Leila B. Salaverria and Christine O. Avendaño
The Office of the Ombudsman on Thursday asked the Sandiganbayan to freeze and seize over P130 million worth of allegedly ill-gotten assets of former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina, saying that the value of the properties they had acquired over a nine-year period was out of proportion to their lawful income.
By Christine O. Avendaño
Former Chief Justice Renato Corona said on Thursday he had expected Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to deny his appeal to reconsider her office’s ruling to indict him and his wife Cristina for allegedly amassing P130 million in ill-gotten wealth.
By Norman Bordadora
Sen. Miriam Defensor-Santiago on Friday called on Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales to start filing charges in the Sandiganbayan against some of the respondents in the P10-billion pork barrel funds scam.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has approved the filing of criminal charges against former Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Mark E. Jalandoni and former Assistant Ombudsman Nennette M. de Padua for allegedly tampering with official documents.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday filed a P130 million forfeiture case and eight counts of perjury charges before the Sandiganbayan against former Chief Justice Renato Corona and his wife Cristina.
The powerful female triumvirate tasked to investigate and prosecute the case of the abuse of pork barrel funds by detained businesswoman Janet Lim-Napoles and her cohorts emerged as the netizens’ choice for the Inquirer’s Filipino of the Year 2013.
By Christine O. Avendañor
, Cynthia D. Balana
, Nancy C. Carvajal
, Norman Bordadora
The Office of the Ombudsman announced on Thursday it has begun a preliminary investigation of Janet Lim-Napoles, Senators Juan Ponce Enrile, Jinggoy Estrada and Ramon Revilla Jr. in connection with an alleged P10-billion racket to divert assistance intended for impoverished farmers to ghost projects and kickbacks.
By Maila Ager
A preliminary investigation and not the filing of cases against those involved in the alleged P10 billion pork barrel scam, has been recommended by an investigating arm of the Office of the Ombudsman, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales herself said on Thursday.
By Ramon Tulfo
The Court of Appeals has upheld the dismissal from the service of Navy officers who were charged with the death of their fellow officer, Ensign Philip Pestaño, on a Navy ship in 1995.
By Dona Z. Pazzibugan
The Court of Appeals (CA) has upheld Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales’ order dismissing from the service all 10 Navy officers and enlisted personnel implicated in the 1995 death of Ensign Philip Pestaño aboard a Navy ship.