Ombudsman of the Philippines - updates

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New win vs tokhang: Ombudsman orders murder charges vs Manila cop

Apr 04, 2019 - 10:58 AM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires also orders the dismissal of Police Staff Sergeant Gerry Geñalope and his perpetual disqualification from holding public office

VICTIM OF EJK? Normita Lopez files murder complaints on September 28, 2017, before the Office of the Ombudsman against Manila cops for the death of his son Djastin. Photo by Rappler

Rappler Talk: Morales on victories, restoring credibility to the Office of the Ombudsman

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:30 PM

Watch Rappler's interview with Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Ombudsman's case survival rate drops in 2017

Mar 18, 2018 - 7:10 PM

This is the rate that cases reach trial and are not dismissed for lack of sufficient evidence

LAST YEAR. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is set to retire in July 2018. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[EDITORIAL] #AnimatED: Rule of law in a compromised democracy

Feb 05, 2018 - 9:00 AM

A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs

Did Carandang commit breaches, and can the President remove him?

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The provision granting the President the power to remove a Deputy Ombudsman was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2014

 CONFIDENTIAL. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang maintains he observed confidentiality in the ongoing investigation into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, September 25-October 1, 2017

Oct 01, 2017 - 12:16 PM

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Photo by Joseph Vidal/PRIB

#ThewRap: Videos you need to watch this week, July 23-29, 2017

Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Morales says Duterte can't interfere in her probes: 'Ano ang pakialam niya?'

Jul 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales confirms she was not invited to President Rodrigo Duterte s past two State of the Nation Addresses

'ANO ANG PAKIALAM NIYA?' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on July 28, 2017 said she does not need any clearance – even that of President Rodrigo Duterte – to investigate erring officials. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

COA to Ombudsman: Probe LTO over drivers' licenses production in 2013

Oct 23, 2016 - 7:50 PM

The Commission on Audit says there were irregularities due to non observance of procurement rules and failure to implement the build operate transfer scheme

PCSO officials face complaint over equipment lease deals

Jul 28, 2016 - 7:56 PM

PCSO chairman Erineo Ayong Maliksi and 7 others are accused of graft over the allegedly anomalous extension of equipment lease agreements

NEW COMPLAINT. Former Cavite Governor and PCSO chair Erineo 'Ayong' Maliksi, shown in this file photo with party mate President Aquino, faces a complaint before the Ombudsman. Rappler photo

Poe on MRT deal: Why exclude Abaya from graft charges?

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:05 PM

UPDATED The senator says if the Ombudsman dismissed PNP chief Alan Purisima for command responsibility in one case then why didn t it do it to Abaya of DOTC in another?

In this file photo, Sen. Grace Poe asks DOTC and MRT officials to ensure the completion of committed deliverables to upgrade and rehabilitate the MRT at the Senate public services subcommittee on transport hearing on Feb. 4.

Ombudsman sacks Purisima, 10 others from PNP

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:56 PM

UPDATED The Ombudsman dismisses two police generals with close ties to President Benigno Aquino III over a dubious deal between the PNP s Firearms and Explosives Office and a courier company

Photo by Mark Cristino

Ombudsman, Sandiganbayan performance plummets in 2014

Feb 04, 2015 - 10:02 PM

Due to slow case disposal and new cases filed by the Ombudsman the special anti graft court’s case load at the start of 2015 balloons to 3 093 unresolved cases

Anonymous PH hacks gov't websites

Nov 03, 2013 - 11:10 AM

UPDATED At least 38 government websites have been hacked

Drilon: Arrest warrant will suspend lawmakers in 'pork' scam

Sep 16, 2013 - 10:03 AM

Senate President Franklin Drilon says an arrest warrant in a plunder case will suspend lawmakers in the pork barrel scam

EFFECTIVELY SUSPENDED. Senate President Franklin Drilon changes his statement, saying an arrest warrant in a plunder case will effectively suspend lawmakers charged over the pork barrel scam. Photo by Senate PRIB/Joseph Vidal

Gwen Garcia, 5 others guilty of grave misconduct - Ombudsman

Feb 04, 2013 - 5:47 PM

The findings are in connection with the 2008 purchase by the Cebu government of the Balili Estate

SUSPENDED. File photo of suspended Cebu Gov Gwendolyn Garcia

Corruption linked to 'culture of expectations'

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:35 AM

The worldly standard of success no longer considers how you maintain your integrity and keep your humility

Justice Conchita Carpio Morales

Ombudsman: 'Cases vs Arroyo are strong'

Sep 18, 2012 - 4:16 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says graft investigators made a thorough job in the case build up against the former president

STRONG CASE. Former President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo. Photo by AFP/Ted Aljibe

Can the Ombudsman 'exercise all powers?'

May 15, 2012 - 10:29 PM

Lawyers say the Ombudsman has powers from the law and the Constitution to fulfill her mandate to clean up government

Testing the Ombudsman

May 14, 2012 - 11:17 AM

The Corona impeachment trial will test the mettle of the Ombudsman and her independence