By Melvin Gascon
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.
By Liza Jocson
City Councilor Josephine Pareja was slapped with a six-month suspension by the Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao for grave misconduct.
By Tetch Torres-Tupas
The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed from public service Mayor Candida Gabornes of Lawaan, Eastern Samar, and two other local officials for grave misconduct.
By Dennis Jay Santos
One of the whistleblowers in the supposed anomaly at the regional office of the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (Philhealth) here said she was terminated from work by the official she and several others had filed complaints against.
By Christine O. Avendaño
The Court of Appeals (CA) has sustained the Ombudsman’s 2011 dismissal of a regional director at the Department of Agriculture (DA) who was charged with grave misconduct for his alleged participation in the P728-million fertilizer fund scam.