By Jerome Aning
The Bureau of Immigration has dismissed two employees accused of allowing the escape from the country of former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes and his brother former Coron Mayor Mario Reyes, who were wanted for the killing of journalist Gerardo “Doc Gerry” Ortega.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has imposed administrative sanctions ranging from dismissal from service and forfeiture of retirement benefits against 11 high-ranking Philippine National Police officials over the PNP’s irregular purchase of 75 defective rubber boats worth P131.5 million in 2008.
The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas has found “enough grounds” to upgrade its fact-finding on the disappearance of over P10 million worth of imported rice from the National Food Authority’s (NFA) warehouse in Badian town last year into a criminal case.
TWO other respondents in the Balili case – long-serving Capitol officials – expressed shock and disbelief in the decision of the Ombudsman finding them guilty of grave misconduct for their involvement in the 2008 land purchase.
By Cynthia D. Balana
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Thursday ordered the preventive suspension without pay of Commissioner Alfredo Y. Po of the Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) pending the investigation of two cases filed against him for grave misconduct.
By Jeannette I. Andrade
“A lapse in judgment.”
This was the excuse purportedly given by the highest-ranking officer among the 12 Quezon City policemen who were caught on video taking banned firecrackers from a heap confiscated by their colleagues on New Year’s Eve.
By Christine O. Avendaño
The Court of Appeals has affirmed an Office of the Ombudsman decision to dismiss for grave misconduct Assistant Secretary Ibarra Poliquit of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in connection with the alleged misuse of the P728-million fertilizer fund during the previous Arroyo administration.
By Kristine L. Alave
Thirteen officials and employees of the Department of Finance were ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman on Friday after it found them guilty of defrauding the government of P82 million in staging the so-called tax-credit scam in the 1990s.
By Leila B. Salaverria
The Ombudsman on Monday ordered the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public office of Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Chair Prospero Pichay over the agency’s unauthorized investment in a rural bank two years ago. Also ordered dismissed by Acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro were LWUA acting administrator Daniel Landingin and acting deputy administrator Wilfredo Feleo. Casimiro, [...]
By Leila Salaverria
, Tetch Torres
MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the preventive suspension of Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) chair Prospero Pichay in connection with a case of grave misconduct filed against him. Pichay was ordered suspended for six months without pay. The order, contained in a 10-page resolution dated May 17, 2011 and approved by Overall [...]