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The resolution, approved by Ombudsman Samuel Martires on November 4, 2019 but released only recently, states the charges had 'no probable cause'
Ombudsman Samuel Martires says he has a duty to protect the interest of public officials. It's now a stalemate since Malacañang is passing the buck to him to release Duterte's Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth.
(UPDATED) Despite it being a private foundation, the Ombudsman says 'hindi puwedeng hindi kasama ang PHISGOC'
(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman says it finds no probable cause to indict former president Gloria Macapagal Arroyo of plunder over the misuse of millions in intelligence funds of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office
The Ombudsman agrees with the position of the Duterte government – contrary to various legal opinions that a rearrest must have a court order
Ex-DILG secretary Mar Roxas reiterates that the IRR he had signed in 2014 'faithfully reflects' provisions of the GCTA law
(UPDATED) President Rodrigo Duterte plans to replace all New Bilibid Prison guards with guards from provincial prisons, says Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo
Former DILG chief Mar Roxas says he is ready to answer all questions that will be asked by Ombudsman Samuel Martires regarding the GCTA law's IRR, which Roxas had signed
The Ombudsman's letter has a tenor of agreement that the GCTA law excludes heinous crime – a legal contention that can reach the Supreme Court
PACC Commissioner Manny Luna wanted to exclude former Bureau of Corrections chief and now Senator Bato Dela Rosa from their probe, citing lack of authority to investigate a non-presidential appointee
One of the sacked Bureau of Customs personnel is connected to a case of smuggled shabu worth P1.8 billion
An earlier complaint against chief public attorney Persida Acosta is now undergoing preliminary investigation
'Noong araw, walang nanganganak na walang asawa; bihira 'yun. Walang nagsasama na walang kasal. Subalit dahil sa tolerance ng ating society, puwede na.... That is the values derived from society,' says Ombudsman Samuel Martires
Ombudsman Samuel Martires releases only a summary of his SALN and not a full copy
Can homicide charges be filed instead against the ex-president? The Ombudsman says he will 'entertain' a new complaint – if and when it is filed
The Ombudsman says the withdrawal is ‘without prejudice to the filing of appropriate charges.’ Solicitor General Jose Calida wants to charge the former president with homicide instead of graft.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires implements the dismissal of Melchor Carandang, who looked into the alleged bank deposits of President Rodrigo Duterte and family in 2017
The 1987 Constitution and the Code of Conduct for Public Officials empower journalists to obtain and report on SALNs
‘It is not good to drag the Office of the Ombudsman into this feud between the Office of the Secretary of Budget and Management and the House of Representatives,’ says Ombudsman Samuel Martires
'It is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal,' says Martires, but a recourse could have been to elevate it to the SC
Martires recently recalled the suspension of 72 local executives, citing as reason the impracticality of the Solid Waste Act
(UPDATED) Ombudsman Samuel Martires files complaints of corruption and obstruction against lawyer Edna Batacan, who told the JBC she had paid a fee for a case status
Administrative guilt comes with the accessory penalty of perpetual disqualification from holding public office
The Judicial and Bar Council interviews candidates for Supreme Court associate justice on Wednesday, September 26
‘This is for the simple reason that it already violates the right of an accused against double jeopardy,' says the new Ombudsman
‘The law is economically not feasible to be implemented especially by 5th and 6th class municipalities,’ says the new Ombudsman
Samuel Martires orders his prosecutors to withdraw from the Sandiganbayan all motions that have sought to suspend officials who are charged criminally
He will also restructure the Office of the Ombudsman, but promises no one will be fired or demoted
Martires hits the media: ’There is always a limit to that right to information, hindi porke nasa media tayo lahat na lang binubusisi natin o inuusisa natin’
The new Ombudsman says he doesn’t think Carandang will take the case all the way up to the Supreme Court, saying ‘I don’t think he’s that hard headed’
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'It's immediately executory and we would like the order to be implemented immediately, as soon as the new Ombudsman takes his oath,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque
High Court says that 'lustful acts of men are often veiled in either the power of coercive threat or the inconvenience inherent in patriarchy as a culture’
It's now up to new Ombudsman Samuel Martires to use the ruling to their advantage
(6TH UPDATE) Will Ombudsman Samuel Martires enforce the dismissal order?
The new Ombudsman will ‘demand’ defense attorney Edna Batacan to identify who extorts fees to delay the progress of cases, as she claimed in her Judicial and Bar Council interview
(UPDATED) The first test for the newly appointed Samuel Martires is whether or not he will suspend the man who got on President Duterte’s nerves: Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang
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(UPDATED) Ombudsman Martires will decide on cases vs presidential son Paolo Duterte, and whether the investigation into the Duterte family's bank accounts would be reopened or not
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(UPDATED) Also short-listed is San Beda and Lex Taleonis alumnus Felito Ramirez
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The recommendation will be sent to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC), which will then vote on its official short list on Friday, July 20
‘Is there a statistical study that shows that heterosexual couples make better families?’ Associate Justice Marvic Leonen asks Solicitor General Jose Calida
Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires says he has amicably settled the issue with the building management, and he is being dragged into it to make the story 'juicy'
All of them vow to solve the problem of inordinate delay, which has resulted in many losses of Ombudsman cases
Martires’ quo warranto vote and a past disciplinary action show lack of probity, according to Catholic priests, Evangelical pastors and theological teachers
Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon
Informed sources from the judiciary tell Rappler that the list of applicants for the highly coveted Ombudsman spot includes 10 individuals – from private practitioners to long-time judges
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