By Julie M. Aurelio
, Marlon Ramos
, Nikko Dizon
, TJ Burgonio
A vacuum looms in the leadership of the Philippine National Police after the Office of the Ombudsman placed Director General Alan Purisima under preventive suspension for six months for an allegedly anomalous contract with a courier service for the delivery of PNP-issued gun licenses.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Thursday ordered the preventive suspension for six months of ranking officials of the Philippine National Police over the 1,004 missing high-powered AK47 firearms allegedly sold to the New People’s Army (NPA).
The Supreme Court has upheld a ruling by the Office of the Ombudsman clearing Philippine National Oil Co. (PNOC) President and CEO Antonio M. Cailao and top executives of the PNOC Exploration Corp. (PNOC-EC) of graft and plunder charges.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
, Nancy C. Carvajal
“The denial of petition for bail is an affirmation by the court that the evidence of guilt is strong and if he is unable to disprove the evidence against him, conviction will follow.”
By Nancy C. Carvajal
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of the Quezon City assistant prosecutor who was caught accepting an P80,000 bribe in a sting operation of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on Nov. 14.