‘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
But asked if President Rodrigo Duterte himself will fire the communications assistant secretary even before the Ombudsman's decision, Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque says, 'As of now, no'
The Ombudsman says Nasugbu Mayor Antonio Barcelon has been local chief executive for a total of 11 years yet 'he failed to facilitate the closure of the open dumpsite'
Samuel Martires orders his prosecutors to withdraw from the Sandiganbayan all motions that have sought to suspend officials who are charged criminally
LTFRB Board Member Aileen Lizada argues that Manolo Labor, Nikki Rose Gener and Martin Angelo Afante violated sections of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Code of Conduct for government employees
The new law gives the Ombudsman the same retirement benefits as the Court of Appeals presiding justice
Former Camarines Sur governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr is ordered to return money donated to an NGO between 2004 and 2005
(UPDATED) Mayor Meynard Sabili is meted with a year's suspension without pay on June 27, but maintains he has filed a motion for review and is waiting for a temporary restraining order. Meanwhile, the opposition calls for the vice mayor to take Sabili's place.
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
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
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
Bello says he was disqualified by the Judicial Bar Council on the grounds that he apparently had a pending case with the Department of Justice (DOJ) at the time of deliberations. He says he was not aware of it then.
Arroyo rises to the position of House Speaker, but she is not entirely in the clear because a pending case remains at the Ombudsman
The Office of the Ombudsman says liquid fertilizers were overpriced by P700 per bottle
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(UPDATED) Also short-listed is San Beda and Lex Taleonis alumnus Felito Ramirez
Labor Secretary Silvestre Bello asks, 'Being an Ombudsman depends on the members of the Judicial Bar Council and the President. All applicants are qualified but why choose to discredit me?'
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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
The National Bureau of Investigation sends its findings to the Ombudsman, saying former president Benigno Aquino III is liable for technical malversation, and former health secretary Janette Garin for graft, among others
Outgoing Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says their investigation would help 'accelerate the finding of facts' on alleged anomalies in Ilocos Norte
The complaint against Olongapo Mayor Rolen Paulino, Vice Mayor Aquilino Cortez Jr, and members of the city council stems from the city government's approval of the long-term lease of government land to SM Prime Holdings Incorporated
Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea says the Ombudsman's suspension of the commissioners is 'immediately executory'
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is increasingly frustrated over the inordinate delay doctrine as she may be retiring on July 26 without seeing a clear solution to the problem
'We have never been more confident in the cases we filed in court,' says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
‘Ang dali-dali magsabi na ganito ang gagawin namin. Wait until they go to the Office,’ says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
The complaint is filed by a private citizen named Rjhay Laurea, the same person who filed the opposition against Marquez’ candidacy for Supreme Court justice
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says she looks forward to joining advocates for good governance during her retirement
The Office of the Ombudsman finds no substantial evidence that former Customs Enforcement Group deputy commissioner Arnel Alcaraz violated Customs laws
‘The lesson to learn is to never think that you are infallible,’ says retiring Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales
The Office of the Ombudsman also says it found probable cause to file graft charges against Environment Undersecretary Juan Miguel Cuna for 'gross inexcusable negligence' over the controversial shipment
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‘That has been the source of so much frustration on our part,’ says the retiring Ombudsman
‘Excuse me, why don't we look at each other's records?’ Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says of Edna Batacan, former lawyer of President Rodrigo Duterte
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(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales finds probable cause to charge former transportation chief Joseph Emilio Abaya with graft for awarding the contract to Busan Universal Rail Incorporated, 'an ineligible and unqualified entity'
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(UPDATED) It's possible graft investigators are being paid to 'park' cases, says Special Prosecutor Edilberto Sandoval, but Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales defends the setup that separates investigators from prosecutors