The lawmaker from Albay also questions two provisions in the Ombudsman Act, one of which has already been struck down by the Supreme Court
Floirendo says the announcement of a warrant by the camp of Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez shows 'malicious intent' to smear his reputation
The former officials are accused of anomalously granting permits to a port used by DMCI Mining Corporation
The Balili cases also tell the story of the tangled web that is the local politics of vote-rich Cebu
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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
This development raises more questions: where did the bank records come from, and why did a different deputy ombudsman terminate the investigation?
Her dismissal comes months before she has to file a certificate of candidacy with the Comelec
The embattled lawmaker says that the Constitution and existing laws not only lack provisions that say the Ombudsman may sanction her, it contains provisions that explicitly make it illegal
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Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque questions the decision of the Ombudsman against Cebu 3rd District Representative Gwendolyn Garcia, saying its release came 'at a time when such actions could be given political color'
The former Cebu governor says the Ombudsman's decision goes beyond the Cebu land deal
'Wala akong makita sa Constitution, kanina ko pa binabasa, walang provision na nagsasabi na puwedeng gawin yun,' says the House Speaker
(UPDATED) While the Ombudsman has tasked House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez to implement the dismissal order, it's the House plenary that will ultimately decide
(UPDATED) Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales sends a copy of the order to Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez for 'appropriate action'
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.
The Court of Appeals 22nd Division Mindanao Station issues a TRO and a status quo ante order on the Ombudsman's latest dismissal order against Mayor Oscar Moreno
But House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says he won't be endorsing the impeachment complaint himself
Because he does not declare his wife, DENR Director Jacob Miemban Jr also excludes her financial and business interests in his SALN
Carandang, who leads the investigation into President Duterte's alleged ill-gotten wealth, is no stranger to high-profile cases
De Lima, former Sulu governor Abdusakur Tan Sr, and 3 others are accused of conspiring to free from jail suspected Abu Sayyaf terrorists but the Ombudsman says there is no probable cause for an indictment
A compromised democracy results from arbitrary laws that define what is right and just according to standards of the ruling thugs
The Court of Appeals says Al Vitangcol III, who is accused of extortion, did not raise new arguments in his petition
But are they the same? Not exactly because one involves a doctrine and the other, a statute.
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'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
The choppers were declared and priced to be brand new, but investigation showed they were second hand, and pre-owned by the former First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo
'Without a TRO, we will implement the law,' Malacañang says after Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales rejected its suspension order against Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang
Senator Antonio Trillanes IV also slams President Rodrigo Duterte for ordering the suspension of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang
'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
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
(UPDATED) If Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang does not respond to the suspension order against him, Malacañang 'will proceed with the case'
(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'
Senator Richard Gordon jokes about Solicitor General Jose Calida's rumored next post
(UPDATED) Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang can now challenge the suspension order before the Supreme Court
Presidential Spokesperson Harry Roque, a lawyer, says the ruling in the Gonzales vs Office of the President case 'can be overturned'
(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
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approves the filing of one count of graft against former Iloilo 5th District representative Rolex Suplico
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The Ombudsman's request stems from two complaints filed late last year against officials of Sanofi Pasteur and government officials who implemented the controversial dengue vaccination program
It is the first time in the last two decades that the anti-graft court breached the 1,000-case mark. The last time was in 1995 when it concluded 2,652 cases.
The Office of the Ombudsman denies Floirendo’s motion to reopen the investigation
Ombudsman menemukan adanya maladministrasi dalam pembongkaran rumah warga di Desa Temon
'Excuse me, but I think that's a lot of kalokohan,' says the former Senate President and framer of the 1987 Constitution
'Let me emphasize that the good provisions of the Constitution should not be revised!' says the former Senate President
At the same time, a House sub-committee proposes that the Commission on Human Rights be turned into a fiscally-autonomous constitutional commission
The Bohol officials are facing criminal charges because they approved two resolutions allowing the late Governor Erico B. Aumentado to buy heavy equipment
Degamo expects to return to office on Wednesday, January 17, after the 90-day suspension order against him ends
The complaint is filed before the Office of the President despite an SC ruling declaring the President's power to remove a deputy ombudsman and special prosecutor unconstitutional