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Malacañang fires Overall Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Aug 01, 2018 - 10:08 AM

(6TH UPDATE) Will Ombudsman Samuel Martires enforce the dismissal order?

DISMISSED. Malacañang orders the dismissal of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang who once led the investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank records. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Gwen Garcia and the Balili property: A tale of two controversies

Feb 16, 2018 - 8:42 PM

The Balili cases also tell the story of the tangled web that is the local politics of vote-rich Cebu

EMBATTLED. The former governor and current deputy speaker faces yet another controversy over her stint as Cebu governor. File photo courtesy of Deputy Speaker Gwen Garcia Media Affairs

Moreno remains Cagayan de Oro mayor as CA stops dismissal

Feb 08, 2018 - 7:53 PM

The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno

SAME CONTRACT, SEVERAL CASES. Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno faces the media on February 8, 2018, after the appellate court temporarily stops the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against him over the same contract when he was still governor of Misamis Oriental. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Duterte term extension, Pimentel slams Alvarez, Dismissal order vs Mabilog | Evening wRap

Jan 03, 2018 - 7:32 PM

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Will he be removed this time? CDO mayor Moreno dismissed again

Jan 03, 2018 - 6:27 PM

Oscar Moreno is also charged before the anti-graft court over over irregularities in a space rental deal in Cagayan de Oro

SUSPENDED. Reelected Mayor Oscar Moreno calls on supporters to stay calm. Rappler file photo

Ombudsman fires Mabilog, Dela Rosa and Año, Twitter on Russia | Midday wRap

Oct 27, 2017 - 12:36 PM

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Office of the Ombudsman, Trillanes, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Sandiganbayan justice supports bid to strike down inordinate delay doctrine

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan has dismissed 79 corruption cases from January 2016 to May 2017 based on inordinate delay

Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz speaks at the "Integrity and Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Changing Times" symposium in Cubao on July 28, 2017. Photo by Office of the Ombudsman

Ex-Cebu City councilor uses public funds to pay girlfriend's cook

Jul 27, 2017 - 4:43 PM

Former Councilor Gerardo Carillo is banned from holding public office and his retirement benefits are forfeited according to the Ombudsman

CA affirms Zaldy Ampatuan's wealth dishonesty charge

Jul 20, 2017 - 5:40 PM

The court s affirmation can later be used as basis for a forfeiture case against the jailed former governor

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

Resorts World gunman: Gov't worker sacked for unexplained wealth

Jun 05, 2017 - 3:06 PM

Jessie Carlos wealth ballooned while he was in government But he also incurred millions of pesos in debt said authorities due to his gambling addiction

EMBATTLED GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEE. Photo of Resorts World Manila attack suspect Jessie Carlos who turns out to be a former government tax specialist who faced an ill-gotten wealth case for increases in his assets. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Sandiganbayan drops another fertilizer fund scam case due to delay

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Sandiganbayan is unsatisfied with the Ombudsman s explanation that the scam was widespread and difficult to investigate

Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman defends 'delayed' cases

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also takes a swipe at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the court s handling of the pork barrel scam cases: Hindi rin ba yan inordinate delay?

ON THE DEFENSE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales calls for a news conference on April 25, 2017 with her executives in tow, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera (left) and Acting Special Prosecutor Omar Sagada (right) to defend the office on the issue of inordinate delay. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Court drops P6B graft case, blames Ombudsman for delay

Apr 13, 2017 - 3:06 PM

This recent dismissal illustrates the continuing conflict between the Sandiganbayan and the Ombudsman on the principle of inordinate delay

News Briefs: March 27, 2017

Mar 27, 2017 - 4:20 PM

Stories from across the Philippines on Monday March 27

Ombudsman dismisses Jinggoy's aide, 13 others over PDAF scam

Mar 02, 2017 - 2:43 PM

The dismissed officials are facing separate criminal charges for their alleged role in the misuse of former senator Jinggoy Estrada's pork barrel

DILG removes Bayron as Puerto Princesa mayor

Feb 22, 2017 - 10:18 AM

Three months after the Ombudsman ordered the dismissal of Mayor Lucilo Bayron the regional DILG implements it Vice Mayor Luis Marcaida III takes his oath as new chief executive

Tuguegarao mayor dismissed anew for corruption

Feb 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM

This is the Ombudsman s 2nd dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano on top of previous suspension orders and disqualification by the Comelec

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Jan 20, 2017 - 8:48 PM

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CA clears Rex Gatchalian over Kentex fire

Jan 18, 2017 - 3:35 PM

The ruling comes after the Sandiganbayan dismissed criminal charges against the Valenzuela city mayor The CA puts the responsibility of enforcing compliance with the fire code on the Bureau of Fire Protection

Bacolod mayor dismissed over illegal furniture procurement

Jan 16, 2017 - 2:10 PM

The Ombudsman finds Bacolod City Mayor Evelio Leonardia and 8 other officials guilty of grave misconduct and gross neglect of duty

Leonardia is also set to face trial before Sandiganbayan for graft charges. Photo from Mayor Evelio Leonardia's Facebook page

#NotOnMyWatch: List of Iloilo execs punished for corruption

Nov 17, 2016 - 12:51 PM

The NotOnMyWatch anti corruption caravan heads to Iloilo City

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte governor Tallado

Nov 16, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel will assume the post governor while First Provincial Board Member Michael Canlas becomes vice governor

Rape case against Knicks star Derrick Rose dismissed

Oct 20, 2016 - 12:48 PM

Jurors deliberated for less than 4 hours before returning with their verdict and rejecting allegations from the woman who sought 21 million in damages

EXONERATED. Derrick Rose of the New York Knicks had a civil lawsuit accusing him of rape dismissed. Michael Reaves/Getty Images/AFP

Ombudsman junks Junjun Binay's appeal on dismissal order

Feb 05, 2016 - 2:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the order to dismiss Makati mayor Junjun Binay was not premature and that he was given due process

STILL DISMISSED. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales denies former Makati mayor Junjun Binay's petition appealing his dismissal order.

Part 2: Cotabato court issues spurious annulment documents

Dec 28, 2015 - 10:15 AM

[The annulment business] The Supreme Court dismisses erring judge Cader Indar who issues quick decision on cases brought to him

End a miserable marriage? Hire a hit man?

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:05 PM

UPDATED Some people would hire someone to kill to get out of a bad marriage

A story of love and loss

Dec 26, 2015 - 1:00 PM

UPDATED A man speaks up on love lost and a wish to start anew

LP ally in Capiz can't be dismissed – DILG

Dec 18, 2015 - 5:49 PM

The dismissal and lifetime disqualification from public office does not apply to Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr because of re election

DILG reinstates Cagayan de Oro mayor Moreno

Nov 18, 2015 - 8:17 PM

Local Government Undersecretary Austere Panadero says in a directive that Moreno will continue to serve as mayor pending the appellate court s decision on his dismissal

Cagayan de Oro mayor gets court order to stay in office

Nov 13, 2015 - 9:31 PM

The Court of Appeals issues a status quo ante order as it deliberates on Mayor Oscar Moreno s motion for reconsideration of the Ombudsman s dismissal order

New Cagayan de Oro mayor sworn in; Moreno holds out

Nov 12, 2015 - 11:25 PM

UPDATED Vice Mayor Ian Acenas has been sworn in the regional DILG official but dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno says he will submit his pleading with the appeals court

NEW MAYOR. Ian Acenas, elected vice mayor of Cagayan de Oro City, assumes mayorship after the Ombudsman dismissed Mayor Oscar Moreno. Photo from Ian Acenas' Facebook page

COA execs face criminal indictment over multi-million-peso bonuses

Nov 06, 2015 - 1:28 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the COA executives and employees were obviously motivated by malicious intent to favor self interest at the expense of the public

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Dismissed CDO mayor slams Ombudsman's 'miscarriage of justice'

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:36 AM

We will file our Motion for Reconsideration and as circumstances warrant we will file a Temporary Restraining Order with the Court of Appeals once we receive a copy of the order says dismissed mayor Oscar Moreno

Roxas' ally, son perpetually disqualified from public office

Oct 22, 2015 - 5:05 PM

Considered a stalwart of the Liberal Party Capiz Governor Victor Tanco Sr is found guilty of extorting P3 million from a contractor for a local hospital

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Oct 12, 2015 - 6:32 PM

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CA upholds labor body: Napoles' dismissal of employees illegal

Aug 31, 2015 - 8:40 PM

Bare denial by the alleged pork barrel scam mastermind and JLN Corporation owner is not enough to reverse the National Labor Relations Commission s decision

NAPOLES AS BOSS. Alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles, shown here with husband Jaime Napoles, allegedly dismissed her employees illegally. File photo obtained by Rappler

Ex-ARMM Governor Zaldy Ampatuan dismissed over undeclared wealth

Jul 30, 2015 - 5:52 PM

The Ombudsman imposes alternative penalty since Ampatuan is no longer governor of the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao

ACCUSED. Former ARMM governor Zaldy Ampatuan walks along a jail corridor on his way to a trial court arraignment proceeding on the Maguindanao Massacre in Taguig City, east of Manila, Philippines, 12 December 2012. File photo by Rolex dela Pena/EPA

Nueva Vizcaya gov refuses to reinstate employees, faces raps

May 15, 2015 - 7:00 AM

Dismissed employees of the provincial government ask the Civil Service Commission to cite the governor in contempt for ignoring the CSC s order

Governor Ruth Padilla. Photo from the Nueva Vizcaya government website

Petitioner in case vs Erap won't appeal SC ruling

Jan 22, 2015 - 1:22 PM

Lawyer Alicia Vidal says she is heeding her lawyer s advice to move on since 11 Supreme Court justices have thumbed down her petition

MANILA'S CHOICE. Mayor Joseph Estrada, surrounded by jubilant city hall employees, says the Supreme Court decision to dismiss the disqualification case against him honors the mandate given to him by Manileños. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

Erap thanks SC: ‘Voice of people is voice of God’

Jan 21, 2015 - 1:39 PM

UPDATED With the dismissal of the disqualification case against the Manila mayor the mandate given by Manileños prevailed over technicalities and legalities says the vice mayor

MANILA'S CHOICE. Mayor Joseph Estrada, surrounded by jubilant city hall employees, says the Supreme Court decision to dismiss the disqualification case against him honors the mandate given to him by Manileños. Photo by Bea Cupin/Rappler

INSIDE STORY: Ousted justice tried to bargain with SC

Sep 23, 2014 - 6:36 PM

Ong reportedly seeks a graceful exit on his own terms which according to a Sandiganbayan justice is ill advised

SC sacks judge tagged in 'Ma'am Arlene' court bribery

Jul 31, 2014 - 7:50 PM

2 other judges are suspended while another one is removed from a Manila court

Sandiganbayan justice linked to Napoles splits Supreme Court

Jul 05, 2014 - 8:21 PM

UPDATED Court insiders tell Rappler justices are divided on whether Justice Gregory Ong should be meted the lighter penalty of suspension or the extreme penalty of dismissal with all his benefits forfeited

Ex-military comptroller wants forfeiture case dismissed

Apr 22, 2014 - 9:21 PM

Retired military comptroller Jacinto Ligot seeks for the dismissal of a forfeiture case filed against him and his family before the Sandiganbayan arguing they are facing a similar case earlier filed against them

High-ranking BIR official axed for unexplained wealth

Mar 31, 2014 - 11:08 AM

An assistant commissioner of the bureau was dismissed for lying in her SALN accumulating wealth beyond her salary

STRING OF CASES. The government is going after corrupt officials and employees, as well as tax evaders to plug the holes in the country's tax system. Photo by AFP

It's final: Cudia not graduating March 16

Mar 15, 2014 - 12:59 PM

UPDATED But after a Saturday night meeting in Baguio President Aquino asks PMA Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia to formalize his appeal and orders the AFP chief of staff to reinvestigate the case

EXCLUSIVE: Written appeal of PMA cadet Jeff Cudia

Feb 25, 2014 - 1:35 PM

The Philippine Military Academy s Honor Committee refused to re open the investigation into the Cudia s case

INDEFINITE LEAVE: PMA Cadet Aldrin Jeff Cudia

Catholic school told to pay falsely accused clerk millions

Jun 11, 2013 - 6:11 PM

The Supreme Court decides in favor of the accounting clerk that St Joseph s Academy in Las Piñas dismissed 10 years ago

PAYBACK TIME. The St Joseph's Academy of Las Piñas has been ordered to pay around P5 million to an illegally dismissed clerk. Photo from Wikimapia