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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 »

‘Shocking new evidence’ vs Joc-joc Bolante et al.

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have newly found “evidence [against former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo (right inset) and his former undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante) that will not only make our case stronger but will also shock the world.”  INQUIRER FILE PHOTOS

Not so fast. Former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo, his former Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and their coaccused in the P723-million fertilizer fund scam cannot celebrate yet because the Sandiganbayan has not dismissed the case, contrary to reports on Wednesday.

Posted: August 29th, 2014 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman orders sacking of South Cotabato municipal treasurer

Tupi South Cotabato

The axe has fallen on the treasurer of the town of Tupi in South Cotabato for his failure to account for more than P700,000 in municipal funds and for using fake receipts to shortchange the government, including a receipt for more than P300,000 in taxes that was made to appear for only P30.

Posted: August 27th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Regions | Read More »

3 Iloilo execs ordered dismissed for rigged bidding

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The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service of three municipal officials in Iloilo who were allegedly involved in a rigged bidding for government infrastructure projects.

Posted: August 25th, 2014 in Headlines,Latest News Stories,Regions,Regions | Read More »

Tatad debates Trillanes

Former Senator Francisco Tatad AFP FILE PHOTO

The Quezon City forum on Saturday where Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV chose to ventilate his views on the alleged corruption in Makati heated up when former Sen. Francisco Tatad commented that the Senate had lost its moral authority to investigate anyone after some senators were accused of being bribed to convict the impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona.

Posted: August 24th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »