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Ombudsman orders preventive suspension of state prosecutor Solidum

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales.  INQUIRER file photo

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the preventive suspension of a state prosecutor arrested last August for extorting money from members of the Philippine Airlines Employees Association (PALEA).

Posted: October 30th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Escudero disagrees with Ombudsman, wants Napoles to testify in Senate

Sen. Francis Escudero. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Senator Francis “Chiz” Escudero on Wednesday questioned the Ombudsman’s advice against summoning Janet Lim-Napoles, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind, to the Senate.

Posted: September 25th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former PNP chief, 22 co-accused seek suspension of corruption trial

Avelino I. Razon FILE PHOTO

In a move to avert their arrest, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Avelino I. Razon Jr. and his 22 co-defendants have asked the Sandiganbayan to suspend their trial for the alleged “ghost repairs” of armored vehicles costing P385.48 million, charging that the case against them was railroaded by the Office of the Ombudsman.

Posted: July 24th, 2013 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

‘Strike 2 vs anticorruption drive’


It’s strike two against the government’s anticorruption efforts. After entering into a plea bargain with former military comptroller Maj. Gen. Carlos Garcia, which was upheld by the Sandiganbayan, the Office of the Ombudsman dismissed the plunder complaint earlier filed by retired Army Col. George Rabusa against former military generals and other ranking officers.

Posted: April 14th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Ex-generals beat plunder raps


The Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the dismissal of plunder charges against three former Armed Forces chiefs, 14 other top-ranking military officials and five civilians who worked for the military, citing the lack of evidence from the complainant, retired Col. George Rabusa.

Posted: April 13th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

Saavedra, Visayas Ombud question if she can still run for office


Businessman Crisologo Saavedra, one of the complainants in the Balili lot case, said he would file a petition to disqualify Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia as a candidate. “Gwen does not deserve to be elected because she has a lot of cases,” said Saavedra.   The move came after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales declared Garcia and five [...]

Posted: February 6th, 2013 in CDN - News,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Razon, 22 others face raps over questionable vehicle repair

Avelino I. Razon FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday ordered the filing of criminal case against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Avelino Razon Jr. and 22 others before the Sandiganbayan for the questionable repair and maintenance of 28 units of V-150 PNP Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) for more than P400 million in 2007.

Posted: December 28th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Former PNP chief Razon, 38 others probed for plunder, graft

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered a preliminary investigation of former Philippine National Police chief Avelino Razon, other police officials and private individuals to determine if they should be hailed to court for “ghost repairs” on 28 light armored vehicles in 2007 that cost the government P400 million.

Posted: July 12th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Ombudsman orders probe on P4M PNP ghost repairs of 28 armored vehicles

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. SENATE POOL FILE PHOTO

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales ordered the conduct of formal investigation and administrative proceedings against former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Avelino Razon, Jr., other PNP officials and private individuals in connection with the alleged “ghost repairs” of twenty-eight (28) V-150 Light Armored Vehicles in 2007 worth more than P400 Million.

Posted: July 11th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

17 charged in tax credit scam


Seventeen former officials and employees of the Department of (DoF) Finance are facing criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan for granting P200 million worth of tax credits to a ghost company and its purported suppliers in the 1990s.

Posted: July 7th, 2012 in Banner Story,Editors' Picks,Headlines,Nation | Read More »

House forms committee for SALN disclosure


Speaker Feliciano Belmonte Jr. has formed a committee to create guidelines for the House of Representatives’ disclosure of their statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).

Posted: June 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Henares defends Aquino’s appointive power

BIR Commissioner Kim Henares. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

President Benigno Aquino III can nominate and appoint the next Chief Justice, Bureau of Internal Commissioner Kim Jacinto-Henares said Thursday.

Posted: June 7th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

Casiño, Colmenares submit waivers to Ombudsman


Bayan Muna Representatives Teddy Casiño and Neri Colmenares on Tuesday submitted to the Ombudsman the unconditional waivers on their bank accounts.

Posted: June 5th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,Nation | Read More »

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