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Ombudsman orders probe of Abaya, Vitangcol over MRT 3 fiasco

Secretary Joseph Emilio Aguinaldo Abaya

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on Thursday ordered the formal preliminary investigation of Department of Transportation and Communication (DOTC) Secretary Joseph Emilio Abaya, former Metro Rail Transit 3 (MRT-3) General Manager Al Vitangcol and several others after separate administrative and criminal charges have been filed against them for entering into an allegedly anomalous maintenance contract for the MRT-3.

Posted: September 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ateneo to honor Cardinal Quevedo of Cotabato

Cardinal Orlando Quevedo.  AP FILE PHOTO

The Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) will honor His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo, archbishop of Cotabato, and five other men and women who exemplify the university in their respective fields, the ADMU said in a statement sent to the Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI), Quevedo’s congregation.

Posted: September 14th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Tuguegarao mayor ordered removed from office over street fair deal


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the removal of Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano and the city administrator for grave misconduct over the conduct of a “baratillo” (street fair and flea market) for the city’s fiesta celebration last year.

Posted: September 1st, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

Lapid found liable in fertilizer scam

Senator Lito Lapid. PRIB Photo by JOSEPH VIDAL

The Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing of graft charges against Sen. Lito Lapid in connection with the overpricing of 3,880 liters of liquid fertilizer bought by the provincial government in 2004 when he was governor of Pampanga province.

Posted: August 1st, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

3 senators slam Ombudsman’s request for ‘pork’ special courts

Senators Jinggoy Estrada, Bong Revilla and Juan Ponce Enrile.  INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Three senators charged with plunder case before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged misuse of their Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) have opposed the request of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales to create two special divisions to exclusively handle all pork barrel scam-related cases.

Posted: June 25th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »