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FALSE: Photo of Sarah Elago with new recruits to CPP-NPA

Jun 30, 2020 - 11:42 AM

The caption in these posts misrepresent a photo that Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago herself posted from a hike for a cause event in March 2020. Rappler has previously fact checked a misrepresented photo of Elago from the same event.

FALSE: Sarah Elago quote threatening to 'destroy children's future'

Jun 25, 2020 - 7:52 AM

Kabataan Representative Sarah Elago did not say this quote, which was already falsely attributed to her in the past

FALSE: Risa Hontiveros quote supporting Maute Group

Jun 11, 2020 - 12:47 PM

This claim has been debunked as early as 2017. Hontiveros did not make any statement in support of the Maute Group, which she tagged as terrorists.

Public officials legally required to be honest, says ex-ombudsman Morales

Mar 21, 2019 - 8:58 AM

‘Honesty is, therefore, a matter of oath derived from legal sources, not a matter of option driven by market forces,’ says former ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

PCOO tells officials, employees: 'Be mindful' of social media posts

Aug 16, 2018 - 12:44 PM

Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy issues the memo to all Presidential Communications Operations Office personnel over a week after the controversial federalism video of fellow official Mocha Uson

PCOO REMINDER. PCOO Undersecretary Lorraine Badoy reminds fellow officials to be more mindful of their social media posts and official releases. Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Mining firm files administrative, criminal complaints vs Palawan town mayor

Apr 27, 2018 - 5:35 PM

'All cases filed by INC are SLAPP suits intended to harass me in my pursuit to protect the environment and enforce environmental laws,' says Brooke's Point Mayor Jean Feliciano in response to the complaints filed by Ipilan Nickel Corporation

Ex-Sulu governor pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs

Apr 13, 2018 - 3:03 PM

The Sandiganbayan's 6th Division orders Abdusakur Tan Sr to pay a P25,000-fine for his failure to file his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth for 5 years

GUILTY. Former Sulu governor Abdusakur "Sakur" Tan Sr pleads guilty to non-filing of SALNs.. Photo from Tan's Facebook

Poe on bill vs 'fake news': Hold gov't officials to higher standard

Feb 10, 2018 - 7:42 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque says her bill is 'unconstitutional' and 'singles out' public officials. Senator Grace Poe calls his interpretation 'tragic.'

NO TO 'FAKE NEWS'. Senator Grace Poe has filed a bill penalizing government officials who share 'fake news' or false information. File photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

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Dec 28, 2017 - 2:18 PM

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Gov’t workers involved in fixing face dismissal – CSC

Dec 28, 2017 - 10:03 AM

Fixing or involvement with fixers is now part of the Civil Service Commission's list of administrative offenses

FIXERS. Government officials and employees may face suspension and permanent removal from public service if found guilty of engaging in fixing. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

QC court convicts former UP Dean for non-disclosure of assets

Nov 02, 2017 - 3:38 PM

Querubin is ordered to pay a penalty of P4,000 for 4 counts of violation of the code of conduct and ethical standards

SALN. Former UP dean Milagros Querubin is found guilty of non-filing and non-disclosures in relation to her Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Networth (SALN).

Redactions in Duterte Cabinet's latest SALNs 'deal-breaker' for FOI – PCIJ

Sep 22, 2017 - 7:43 PM

PCIJ reports that significant details were blacked out in the copies of the December 2016 SALNs of Duterte Cabinet officials

REDACTED. The PCIJ reports that significant redactions were made on the SALNs of Cabinet officials filed in December 2016. Photo by Michael Bueza/Rappler

Trillanes files criminal charges vs Mocha Uson

Sep 22, 2017 - 11:48 AM

(UPDATED) 'The era of fake news is over,’ Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says after he filed criminal and administrative charges against Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson

WAR VS FAKE NEWS. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV files administrative and criminal charges against Communications Assistant Secretary Mocha Uson before the Ombudsman on September 22, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Youth groups file ethics complaint vs Aguirre over fake news

Jul 05, 2017 - 12:30 PM

If he resigns that s very good that s delicadeza but our strongest position would be for the President to actually take him out of office says one of the complainants

ETHICS COMPLAINT. Youth groups file an ethics complaint against Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II before the Office of the Ombudsman on July 5, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit

Ex-Sulu vice gov Tan, sons face charges over SALNs, wealth probe

Jun 08, 2017 - 10:15 PM

Former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur Tan and his son Maimbung Mayor Samier Tan will be charged for failure to file SALNs Another son Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II is under investigation for possible ill gotten wealth

POLITICAL CLAN. Former Sulu vice governor Abdusakur "Sakur" Tan and Sulu Governor Abdusakur Tan II. Photo from their Facebook pages

What are the Sandiganbayan's oldest pending cases?

Apr 22, 2017 - 12:00 PM

Among the oldest cases are the graft cases against Imelda Marcos and civil forfeiture cases against former president Ferdinand Marcos and his cronies

PENDING CASES. Graft cases against former First Lady and current Ilocos Norte representative Imelda Marcos are among the oldest pending cases at the Sandiganbayan.

Duterte given gold Rolex watch for birthday

Mar 27, 2017 - 6:58 PM

The President says the sender refuses to take the luxury watch back So he plans to sell the watch at a discount

BIRTHDAY GIFT. President Rodrigo Duterte, who usually sports an Apple watch, says accepting a Rolex watch is unbefitting of a government official fighting corruption. Photo by Karl Norman Alonzo/Presidential Photo

Ombudsman orders dismissal of CHED's Vitriolo

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED Any public official who transgresses the standards for good public service or causes such transgression must bear the consequences says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Ombudsman files 2 new criminal charges vs Pichay

Oct 21, 2016 - 3:08 PM

Prosecutors say Prospero Pichay Jr caused undue injury to LWUA when he used its funds to sponsor a National Chess Federation of the Philippines chess tournament held in honor of him

Pichay file photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Travails of verifying alumni records of public officials

Aug 21, 2015 - 11:00 AM

UPDATED Universities should be transparent with the educational background of government officials

Help choose outstanding government workers

Aug 11, 2015 - 3:24 PM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Service Commission names the semi finalists and asks the public to help in the judging Check here how you can participate

2 SBMA officials face criminal, administrative raps

Apr 29, 2015 - 6:57 PM

Fahrenheit Company Limited has accused the two officials of dishonesty gross misconduct grave abuse of authority and oppression

#AnimatED: Lies, accountability and public officials

Mar 02, 2015 - 7:30 AM

Trust is the core issue the bond between the politician and the people

How can a 2nd 'poorest' senator afford a Balesin wedding?

Feb 22, 2015 - 8:30 AM

The lavish wedding of Senator Chiz Escudero and actress Heart Evangelista raises some questions about propriety

Photo by Leanne Jazul/Rappler

Search on for hardworking public officials and employees

Jan 24, 2015 - 9:17 AM

PRESS RELEASE: The Civil Service Commission is accepting nominations to the 2015 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees

Will the 2016 candidates commit plunder?

Nov 27, 2014 - 7:57 PM

Let us examine the personalities of certain people who this early are already mentioned as potential candidates for president vice president senator or local government officials

MORAL VOICE. Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago says the next president of the Philippines must be morally incorruptible. File photo by Romeo Bugante/Senate PRIB

PNP chief violated 4 laws on accepting gifts

Oct 03, 2014 - 11:01 AM

Anti corruption laws which nailed anti graft court Justice Gregory Ong could be applied to Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima as well

Suspend Enrile as senator, court asked

Jul 15, 2014 - 11:49 AM

The court was also earlier asked to suspend detained Senators Ramon Bong Revilla Jr and Jinggoy Estrada

Pimentel files criminal charges vs 4 DA officials

May 13, 2014 - 3:21 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III will ask the Ombudsman and the Commission on Audit to to check for other possible cases of forgery in the use of the organic farming fund

Anti-graft court: Corona, Chavit can't leave PH

Apr 25, 2014 - 11:24 AM

The former Chief Justice faces charges for discrepancies in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth and amassing illegal wealth while Singson is accused of public fund misuse

Ombudsman orders filing of criminal charges vs Coronas

Mar 26, 2014 - 3:28 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds no reason to reverse an earlier ruling that the Coronas amassed over P130 million in ill gotten wealth

CSC: 2014 Search for Outstanding Public Officials and Employees

Feb 10, 2014 - 5:43 PM

Do you know someone who you believe in an outstanding public servant someone who you think is worthy to be called a Lingkod Bayani?

Drilon ratings drop after PDAF scam

Oct 23, 2013 - 11:40 AM

Only President Aquino and Vice President Binay score majority trust and approval ratings among the top 5 officials in the country Pulse Asia says

RATINGS DROP. The pork barrel scam made a dent on Senate President Franklin Drilon's ratings. Senate file photo

Ombudsman sacks admin officer who demanded bribe

Jun 19, 2013 - 7:02 PM

Records officer Juan Dita dela Cruz is found guilty of demanding and receiving P30 000 from a policeman who needed a clearance for his promotion

First time: French ministers declare wealth

Apr 15, 2013 - 6:52 PM

The move sparks widespread debate in France where personal finances are rarely discussed

RESTORING CONFIDENCE. France president Francois Hollande in a file photo courtesy of the Francois Hollande official website

Full text: Senate ruling on Corona bank accounts

Feb 07, 2012 - 11:30 AM

While ruling to allow subpoena of Corona s bank documents the Impeachment Court emphasized that laws covering the secrecy of bank deposits remain sacrosanct and that there is no intention to go against the public policy on this matter

The prosecution's mistake

Feb 04, 2012 - 8:15 AM

The prosecution has not yet proven even a simple case of mis or non declaration of assets having been distracted by what seems to be a futile effort to prove unexplained wealth

Dean Tony La Viña