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Carandang to appeal Malacañang dismissal

Aug 06, 2018 - 7:19 PM

If the Ombudsman's Internal Affairs Board finds Carandang liable for the same offenses Malacañang is accusing him of, there are no legal hindrances to Martires dismissing Carandang himself

DISMISSAL ORDER. Ombudsman Samuel Martires (left) and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (right) attend the Office of the Ombudsman budget hearing on August 6, 2018, where the dismissal order against Carandang was discussed. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Martires: No choice but dismiss Overall Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Aug 06, 2018 - 11:43 AM

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’

NO CHOICE. Ombudsman Samuel Martires says he has no choice but to dismiss Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang when Malacañang finalizes its dismissal order. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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Aug 03, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Malacañang urges Martires: 'Immediately' enforce Carandang dismissal

Aug 03, 2018 - 3:13 PM

'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

Carandang dismissed, Binay on federalism, Janet Napoles | Evening wRap

Aug 01, 2018 - 9:38 PM

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Jun 11, 2018 - 7:13 PM

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Criminal probe vs Paolo Duterte over his SALN – Morales

Jun 11, 2018 - 10:31 AM

Morales also confirms that Deputy Ombudsman Cyril Ramos is handling the investigation, the same deputy who terminated the bank probe into President Duterte’s alleged ill-gotten wealth

INVESTIGATION. Presidential son Paolo Duterte is the subject of a pending investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman, says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. File photo by LeAnne Jazul

Deputy Ombudsman Carandang remains in office, but faces internal probe

May 09, 2018 - 2:09 PM

Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is subjected to an internal probe over his terminated investigation into the alleged unexplained wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte

NOT SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang remains in office but faces an internal probe over accusations of breach of confidentiality in his previous investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts. Photo by Rappler

Malacañang respects Ombudsman probe into Paolo Duterte

May 09, 2018 - 2:05 PM

'We see this as part of the Ombudsman's constitutional mandate to ensure public accountability,' says Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque

PRESIDENT'S SON. Resigned Davao City vice mayor Paolo Duterte (left), son of President Rodrigo Duterte (right), faces an investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman. Malacañang file photo

Ombudsman is investigating Paolo Duterte – Morales

May 09, 2018 - 9:27 AM

A list shows 5 docketed cases against Paolo Duterte, including one for ill-gotten wealth

De Lima seeks inquiry into anti-money laundering law compliance

Mar 03, 2018 - 1:42 PM

'Duterte should never be exempted from investigation and accountability,' says Senator Leila de Lima

NO REGRETS. Senator Leila de Lima is seen in this photo walking past her former bodyguard and boyfriend Ronnie Dayan (lower right) at a Senate hearing. File photo

Ombudsman on AMLC, Alvarez on Go, Bello on Kuwait | Midday wRap

Feb 16, 2018 - 1:30 PM

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Trillanes pushes Senate probe into AMLC's refusal to cooperate with Ombudsman

Feb 16, 2018 - 10:02 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says the probe will 'question the legality' of the Anti-Money Laundering Council's refusal to give the Ombudsman 'vital' data on President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

SENATE PROBE. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV wants the Senate to investigate the refusal of the Anti-Money Laundering Council to provide data needed by the Office of the Ombudsman in its investigation of President Rodrigo Duterte's alleged secret bank accounts. File photo by Cesar Tomambo/Senate PRIB

Calida on Ombudsman probe, Roque on fake news bill, HRW on Duterte | Evening wRap

Feb 13, 2018 - 9:00 PM

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[OPINION | Newspoint] Duterte vs Morales: Power vs justice

Feb 10, 2018 - 11:00 AM

The core issue is hidden, possibly ill-gotten, wealth. It began hounding Duterte during the electoral campaign. During his presidency it has been overshadowed by other, graver, issues he can’t seem to stop provoking.

FAST FACTS: Who is Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang?

Feb 05, 2018 - 3:04 PM

(UPDATED) Carandang, who lead the investigation into President Duterte's alleged ill-gotten wealth, is no stranger to high-profile cases

SUSPENSION ORDER. Malacañang orders the suspension of Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang who leads the investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's bank records. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

[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

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Feb 02, 2018 - 11:03 AM

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DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

Carandang case: Impeachment for Morales or Duterte?

Feb 02, 2018 - 8:00 AM

'If Duterte acts contrary to the law in the Carandang case, he is violating his oath of office and culpably violating the Constitution,' says legal expert Tony La Viña

Malacanang on Carandang, Rappler cyber libel complaint, Top CHED official resigns | Evening wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:16 PM

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Malacañang on Carandang: 'There is only one President'

Feb 01, 2018 - 1:41 PM

'Without a TRO, we will implement the law,' Malacañang says after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales rejected its suspension order against Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang

CHIEF EXECUTIVE. Malacañang asserts that President Rodrigo Duterte 'will implement the law' even after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales rejected his suspension order against Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang. Malacañang file photo

Malacanang on Carandang, Rule of Law Index, Nieman Fellows on SEC ruling | Midday wRap

Feb 01, 2018 - 12:38 PM

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Trillanes eyes charges vs AMLC chief for 'cover up' of Duterte bank documents

Feb 01, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also slams President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang

TRILLANES VS AMLC. Senator Antonio Trillanes IV says he is eyeing charges against AMLC chief Mel Georgie Racela for his alleged cover-up of President Rodrigo Duterte's flagged bank transaction. Photo from the Embassy of the People's Republic of Bangladesh in Manila

The Carandang conflict: Threat to checks and balances

Feb 01, 2018 - 8:52 AM

'I don’t think the President is comfortable in any notion that anyone can exercise a check on his office,' says constitutional law professor Dan Gatmaytan

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales defies Malacañang's order to suspend Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang, the head prober into President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth.

Morales on Carandang suspension, Roque on fake news, Taguba ordered arrested | Evening wRap

Jan 31, 2018 - 9:05 PM

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Ombudsman Morales' defiance opens her to sanctions – Panelo

Jan 31, 2018 - 6:43 PM

Until a court declares President Rodrigo Duterte's order as a violation of the Constitution, this is 'presumed to be valid and legal,' says Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo during the Senate hearing on Charter Change on January 17, 2018. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Malacañang to act on Ombudsman defiance after Carandang responds

Jan 31, 2018 - 6:10 PM

(UPDATED) If Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang does not respond to the suspension order against him, Malacañang 'will proceed with the case'

Ombudsman to defy Malacañang order to suspend Carandang

Jan 31, 2018 - 4:27 PM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the order is 'not an inadvertent error but a clear affront to the Supreme Court and an impairment of the constitutionally enshrined independence of the Office of the Ombudsman'

DEFIANT. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales will not enforce the suspension order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang (left). Photo by Rappler

EXPLAINER: Can SC reverse ruling on deputy ombudsman?

Jan 30, 2018 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang can now challenge the suspension order before the Supreme Court

SUSPENDED. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is suspended by Malacañang form 90 days. Can he challenge it?

Malacañang confident of ruling reversal on President's power over Ombudsman execs

Jan 29, 2018 - 4:00 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, a lawyer, says the ruling in the Gonzales vs Office of the President case 'can be overturned'

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Harry Roque is glad to announce during a press briefing at the New Executive Building (NEB) in Malacañang on January 8, 2018 that President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has garnered an approval rating of 80 percent and 82 percent trust rating based on the last quarter survey of Pulse Asia. YANCY LIM/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Malacañang suspends Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Jan 29, 2018 - 12:50 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Executive Secretary files an administrative case against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang for supposed premature disclosure of documents about President Rodrigo Duterte's bank accounts

Duterte's word war with women

Dec 19, 2017 - 9:00 AM

How Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales have stood up to the President

WOMEN AND DUTERTE. President Rodrigo Duterte's tough-talking persona meets a match in equally tough-talking women such as the Chief Justice and the Ombudsman.

Calida threatens Ombudsman with lawsuit, impeachment

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:17 PM

'They are destabilizing the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, and we will not let that happen,' says Solicitor General Calida

LAWSUITS. Solicitor General Jose Calida threatens Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang of lawsuits falling under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

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

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Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Malacañang sees demolition job in Ombudsman probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:25 PM

'What all this confirms is that there is indeed a deliberate effort to discredit the President, to mislead the public, and to create popular outrage against the duly elected chief executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that the Joint Task Force Marawi is continuing its operations against terrorists as well as the rescue of trapped civilians, recovery of casualties. He added that the Joint Task Force Marawi is also assisting local government units, civil society organizations and non-government organizations in relief operations and recovery and rehabilitation. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

I will not be baited into abandoning my duties – Ombudsman Morales

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth continues

FIRM. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is firm that her Office of the Ombudsman will do its duty to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte in a wealth complaint filed by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

Cases filed in Malacañang vs Deputy Ombudsman Carandang

Oct 03, 2017 - 1:54 PM

Complainants say the Ombudsman investigation into the Duterte family's wealth is part of a 'synchronized' attempt to 'destabilize this government'

UNDER FIRE. President Rodrigo Duterte slams both Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (left) and Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (right) for an Ombudsman probe into the Duterte family's wealth. File photo by Ben Nabong/Rappler

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Deputy Ombudsman Carandang: I maintained confidentiality

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Carandang issues the statement in the face of threats of cases to be filed against him for breaching confidentiality in investigating the wealth of the President and his family

Ombudsman insists on constitutional duty to probe Duterte

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Amid threats from President Rodrigo Duterte, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales maintains that her office will look into his bank accounts

WEALTH PROBE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is not backing down in the face of strongly-worded pronouncements by President Rodrigo Duterte as her office conducts a wealth probe into the president and the first family. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

[Newspoint] Duterte vs the people's right to know

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:30 PM

At any rate, the unsorted question about who provided the bank records loses much of its relevance in the glare of the damning evidence the records themselves reveal

Ombudsman hits back: We won't be intimidated

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If the President has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear,' says the Office of the Ombudsman

'WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED.' Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (left) and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales are on the spotlight as the Office probes the President's wealth.

Panelo hits Ombudsman exec for 'disclosing' Duterte bank records

Sep 28, 2017 - 6:35 PM

Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo warns Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang that this could mean administrative sanctions

DEFENDING DUTERTE.  Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo defends Duterte from allegations of hidden wealth. Malacañang file photo

AMLC's bank records on Duterte show P1-B flow of money – Ombudsman

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Ombudsman now has a copy of bank records from the AMLC which, according to the Overall Deputy Ombudsman, 'more or less' look like the documents submitted by Trillanes

WEALTH. President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth is put under scrutiny as the Office of the Ombudsman begins its probe into the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Ombudsman 'blunder' may cost the plunder charges?

Jun 28, 2014 - 9:00 AM

A former prosecutor involved in the Estrada plunder case says the Ombudsman should insist on the amended complaint and bring its argument to the SC before it s too late

Prosecutor in Maj Gen Garcia plunder case officially dismissed

Jan 07, 2014 - 7:14 PM

Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang is designated in a concurrent capacity as acting Special Prosecutor

Maj Gen Carlos Garcia. File photo/Newsbreak

Lead fertilizer scam prober is new deputy Ombudsman

Oct 22, 2013 - 5:19 PM

Melchor Arthur Carandang left the Ombudsman s office in 2007 when Merceditas Gutierrez was appointed at the helm of the graft body He returned in 2011