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Priests, pastors oppose Martires’ Ombudsman application

Jun 18, 2018 - 11:06 AM

Martires’ quo warranto vote and a past disciplinary action show lack of probity, according to Catholic priests, Evangelical pastors and theological teachers

OPPOSITION. David Lim, spokesperson of the group of priests, pastors and theological teachers, file the opposition against the application of Supreme Court Justice Samuel Martires with the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 19, 2018. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ombudsman again suspends ERC commissioners

Jun 17, 2018 - 4:35 PM

The Energy Regulatory Commission questions the basis for the suspension and seeks a temporary restraining order from the Court of Appeals

Ombudsman prosecutors want Floirendo suspended from House

Jun 15, 2018 - 3:16 PM

The prosecutors tell the Sandiganbayan's 6th Division that suspending Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr from office would prevent him from intimidating witnesses and committing acts of malfeasance

MOTION TO SUSPEND. Ombudsman prosecutors are seeking the suspension from office of Davao del Norte 2nd District Representative Antonio Floirendo Jr. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Bello has a pending criminal case at Ombudsman

Jun 15, 2018 - 8:52 AM

Ombudsman candidate Silvestre Bello III has pending cases before the office he's vying a top post for

Sec. Silvestre Bello. Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Morales floats another conflict of interest angle in Calida contracts

Jun 13, 2018 - 6:32 PM

Calida as Solicitor General represents government agencies when complaints are filed against them, Ombudsman Morales points out

CONFLICT OF INTEREST? The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the government contracts won by the security firm of Solicitor General Jose Calida.

Ombudsman pursues criminal probe vs Binay over Boy Scouts deal

Jun 13, 2018 - 2:36 PM

(UPDATED) Fact-finding investigators say the Boy Scouts of the Philippines sold its property in Makati for P600 million when its true value was P1.75 billion

Former Vice President Jejomar Binay attend hearing on his Falsification of Public Documents, Malversation of Public Funds case at the Sandiganbayan on Friday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Roque and fishermen, Roilo Golez, Trump-Kim summit | Evening wRap

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

Ex-Lanao mayor indicted for non-disclosure of assets in SALNs

Jun 07, 2018 - 10:24 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says former mayor Mohammadali Abboh Abinal of Marantao, Lanao del Sur, did not declare firearms and a vehicle in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth from 2007 to 2012

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

'A life well-lived': Sorority sisters pay tribute to slain Ombudsman prosecutor Madonna Joy Tanyag

Jun 07, 2018 - 9:00 AM

'This fight would probably be the most difficult of all that we have faced, but we shall draw strength from the brave soul that we have loved dearly. Her name was Donna,' says the Sigma Delta Pi Sorority

GONE TOO SOON. Madonna Joy Tanyag (right) with a Sigma Delta Pi sorority sister. Photo grabbed from Angie Esposo's Facebook page with permission

Killer of prosecutor Tanyag: 'It was an accident'

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:45 PM

'Aksidente lang 'yung nangyari kasi nag-agawan kami. Hindi ko sinasadya 'yun,' says self-confessed killer Angelito Avenido

CONFESSION. Angelito Avenido says he did not intend to kill Ombudsman Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag. Photo by Jeff Digma/Rappler

Ombudsman prosecutor Tanyag robbed, killed by suspect to get drug fix – PNP

Jun 05, 2018 - 1:12 PM

Angelito Avenido allegedly robs and kills Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag so he could get his drug fix

NABBED. Angelito Avenido is presented in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City. Photo by Rambo Talabong/Rappler

Slain prosecutor was 5 months pregnant

Jun 04, 2018 - 6:05 PM

The UP Manila Political Science Program condemns the killing of Madonna Joy Ednaco Tanyag, who was stabbed to death in broad daylight

PREGNANT. Madonna Ednaco Tanyag is an alumna of the UP Political Science Program. Photo from Cris Tanyag's Facebook Page

Ombudsman Morales begins farewell: Don't be silent

May 25, 2018 - 10:13 AM

'If we find ourselves continually abused and without recourse, isn’t it because, with our silence and inaction, we gave our consent?' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

HUMAN RIGHTS. 'Thou shall not kill,' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says, as she urges the Philippines to 'go back to basics.' File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Sotto is Senate President, Morales’ 2017 net worth, PH on Chinese bombers | Evening wRap

May 21, 2018 - 8:03 PM

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Morales leaves Ombudsman P17M richer than when she came in

May 21, 2018 - 12:57 PM

The increases in her assets over the last 7 years are attributed to her retirement benefits and pension

ADDRESSING ISSUES. After 3 months of media silence, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales appears in a news conference on April 25, 2017 to address issues concerning cases filed before her office. Photo by Rappler

The search for the next Ombudsman

May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM

'When all else fails, God forbid, please keep the institution to its minimum standard, nothing below,' Conchita Carpio Morales tells her successor

OMBUDSMAN. Conchita Carpio Morales, the 5th Philippine Ombudsman in history, will retire on July 26, 2018. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

Malacañang denies discrimination vs women in government

May 17, 2018 - 2:35 PM

Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque is asked about discrimination after President Rodrigo Duterte said he is ruling out the appointment of a woman as the next Ombudsman

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech during the Pamamahagi ng Titulo Handog ng Pangulo program at Liwasang Alfaro G. Aguirre in Mulanay, Quezon on May 2, 2018, declares that he is willing to hand down government-owned land that are deemed unused or unproductive to the farmers. The President, however, was quick to add that he needs the cooperation of congress for the reform of government-owned lands. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Duterte on next Ombudsman: Not politician, 'lalo na hindi babae'

May 16, 2018 - 8:05 PM

Asked about Ombudsman applicant Silvestre Bello III, President Rodrigo Duterte says, 'I will assign him as labor attaché in Kuwait'

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a message during the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) 1st Quarter 2018 Command Conference and Sergeants Major Forum at the Grand Regal Hotel in Davao City on April 7, 2018. KARL NORMAN ALONZO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

LIST: Get to know the applicants for Ombudsman

May 16, 2018 - 4:07 PM

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

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC Justice Martires, Sandiganbayan Justice Dela Cruz vie for Ombudsman

May 16, 2018 - 10:40 AM

(UPDATED) The two justices join the list of aspirants for the coveted post

OMBUDSMAN POST. Supreme Court (SC) Associate Justice Samuel Martires (left) and Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz (right) apply for the post of Ombudsman. Photo of Justice Martires courtesy of SC PIO and photo of Justice Dela Cruz courtesy of Office of the Ombudsman

Duterte on Philippine Rise, Bello applies for Ombudsman post, Albayalde on barangay officials | Evening wRap

May 15, 2018 - 6:13 PM

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Bedan lawyer, Davao judge also apply for Ombudsman post

May 15, 2018 - 5:36 PM

(UPDATED) Davao City Regional Trial Court Judges Carlo Espero II and lawyer Rex Rico are among Ombudsman hopefuls, informed sources from the judiciary confirm to Rappler

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Labor Secretary Bello applies for Ombudsman post

May 15, 2018 - 2:43 PM

(UPDATED) He joins a list of other prominent lawyers aspiring for the post

OMBUDSMAN? Labor and Employment Secretary Silvestre Bello III shares a light moment with the Philippine media delegation after answering queries during a press briefing at the Orchard Hotel in Singapore on April 27, 2018. Malacañang file photo

Kuwait frees Filipino drivers, Complaint vs Calida, Mahathir wins | Midday wRap

May 10, 2018 - 1:50 PM

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Calida sued at Ombudsman over security agency

May 10, 2018 - 10:59 AM

The complainant, a Sereno supporter, says Solicitor General Jose Calida violated the Code of Conduct by owning majority shares of a security agency that has contracts with the government

A group of private citizens show a copy of affidavit of graft complaint against Solicitor General Jose C. Calida for filing the unconstitutional quo warranto against Supreme Court Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno and his selective justice in refusing to file a Quo Warranto against Justice Teresita de Castro at the office of the Ombudsman on May 10, 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Sereno on SC, Duterte on Forbes list, Vietnam on China | Evening wRap

May 09, 2018 - 7:26 PM

Watch Rappler's evening newscast with Marguerite de Leon

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

Morales on Paolo Duterte probe, Sereno returns to SC, Trump on Iran deal | Midday wRap

May 09, 2018 - 11:44 AM

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#ThewRap: Things you need to know, May 9, 2018

May 09, 2018 - 11:31 AM

Hello! Here's a roundup of news you need to know this Wednesday.

CJ Sereno returns to SC Photo by Maria Tan

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

Ombudsman probes P60-million DOT-Tulfo controversy

May 08, 2018 - 4:05 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman is looking into the controversy that led to the resignation of Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo

SIBLINGS. Erwin Tulfo, resigned tourism secretary Wanda Tulfo Teo, and Ben Tulfo (L-R) are embroiled in a controversy after the tourism department's P60 million payment for advertisements were paid to the Tulfos' production company, Bitag Media.

SC Associate Justice Teresita de Castro nominated for Ombudsman

May 07, 2018 - 1:05 PM

Retired associate justice Arturo Brion cites Associate Justice Teresita de Castro's decades-long service to the judiciary in a nomination letter he sent to the Judicial and Bar Council

Justice Teresita De Castro testifies before the House Committee on Justice during Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Serenoo during the Impeachment proceedings on Wednesday. Photo by DARREN LANGIT

Malacañang on Cayetano, COA on PTV, Giuliani on Trump | Evening wRap

May 03, 2018 - 7:41 PM

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Ombudsman, not Duterte, must initiate probe into sacked officials – Malacañang

May 03, 2018 - 3:17 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte is yet to pursue any corruption complaint against officials he has fired for alleged abuse of public funds

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte signs the Executive Order which prohibits illegal contractualization while delivering his speech during the 116th Labor Day Celebration at the IEC Convention Center in Cebu City on May 1, 2018. RICHARD MADELO/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Pulse Asia poll on Cha-Cha, Ombudsman on Paolo Duterte, Moon on North Korea | Evening wRap

May 02, 2018 - 7:38 PM

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Ombudsman clears Paolo Duterte, Mans Carpio in P6.4-B shabu case

May 02, 2018 - 4:15 PM

A preliminary investigation will proceed against resigned Customs commissioner Nicanor Faeldon and other BOC officials

JBC to accept applications for Ombudsman post until May 15

Apr 27, 2018 - 6:14 PM

The Judicial and Bar Council extends the deadline for Ombudsman applications from May 2 to May 15

OUTGOING. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales' term ends on July 26, 2018. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC: Ombudsman Morales entitled to full 7-year term

Apr 24, 2018 - 4:40 PM

The Supreme Court dismisses petitions to remove Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales for supposedly overstaying

Ex-Aquino officials Alcala, Petilla face graft charges at Sandiganbayan

Apr 24, 2018 - 1:22 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman announces the charges two months before the retirement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, who is criticized by President Rodrigo Duterte and his allies of meting out selective justice or favoring officials of the Aquino administration

Malacañang on PES official, PCOO on Facebook fact-checking, Comey on Trump | Evening wRap

Apr 16, 2018 - 8:38 PM

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Sandiganbayan: Napoles cannot move to a DOJ safehouse

Apr 10, 2018 - 1:08 PM

'To place Napoles into the custody of the WPP despite being presently under detention for a lawful cause is contrary to the clear and express import of Article IX, Section 1 of the IRR of RA 6891,' says the Sandiganbayan's resolution

'PORK SCAM QUEEN'. In this file photo, alleged pork barrel scam mastermind Janet Lim Napoles attends a hearing at the Sandiganbayan in Quezon City on June 15, 2017. File photo by Darren Langit

Youth leaders harassed online after seeking Mocha Uson’s dismissal

Apr 07, 2018 - 6:24 PM

Akbayan Youth shares screenshots of some of the hate comments, which are calling for the student leaders to get raped or killed

FIRE MOCHA. Student leaders of Akbayan Youth file an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson before the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City on April 2, 2018. Rappler photo

DFA on Demafelis, Akbayan Youth files complaint vs Uson, Kim Jong-un attends concert | Evening wRap

Apr 02, 2018 - 6:36 PM

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Youth group to Ombudsman: Dismiss Mocha Uson over fake news

Apr 02, 2018 - 2:48 PM

(UPDATED) The complainants say Uson's propensity for fake news makes her guilty of grave misconduct, serious dishonesty, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service

Student leaders of AKbayan Youth Show copy filed an administrative complaint against Asec Mocha Uson. Leaders filed cases of gross misconduct, serious dishonesty and conduct prejudicial to service at Ombudsman in Quezon City. Rappler Photo

Ex-immigration officials in bribery scandal charged with plunder

Mar 23, 2018 - 4:12 PM

Former immigration intelligence chief Charles Calima is cleared

EX-IMMIGRATION OFFICIAL. Former immigration deputy commissioner Al Argosino faces the Senate probe into alleged corruption at the Bureau of Immigration in January 2017. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre: Existing Sandiganbayan charges vs Napoles have ‘defects’

Mar 21, 2018 - 4:27 PM

'It seems that we have discovered defects in the charges in the Sandiganbayan against her. The charges here are plunder, and plunder is a charge against a government official,' says Justice Secretary Aguirre in a mix of English and Filipino

NOT MOST GUILTY. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II believes there is a "most guilty" personality in the pork barrel scam that would qualify Janet Napoles as a state witness.

NBI files plunder complaint vs ex-DPWH chief Singson over right-of-way scam

Mar 21, 2018 - 2:02 PM

The NBI says it is coordinating with AMLC to establish direct evidence that Singson et al pocketed the money

HEARING. Former DPWH secretary Rogelio Singson attends the Senate probe into the alleged right-of-way scam. Photo by Camille Elemia/Rappler

No need for Janet Napoles: Cases vs LP lawmakers pending at Ombudsman

Mar 19, 2018 - 1:34 PM

Lawyer Levito Baligod had previously filed pork scam cases against 17 Liberal Party (LP) legislators and 8 non-LP legislators

CASES VS LP. Lawyer Levito Baligod is pursuing other pork barrel scam cases against members of opposition Liberal Party (LP) pending now at the Office of the Ombudsman.