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May 04, 2018 - 9:48 PM

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NBI files graft complaint vs ex-DOT chief Jimenez over P1-B ad campaign

May 04, 2018 - 11:53 AM

(UPDATED) 'We believe these "charges" are meant to draw public attention away from the current controversy involving the current Department of Tourism leadership and PTV4,' says former tourism secretary Ramon Jimenez

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 2, 2017

Oct 02, 2017 - 10:55 AM

Hello! Here are the stories you shouldn't miss this Monday.

Ombudsman sacks Bislig mayor, 11 others, over P14.7-m deal

Sep 11, 2017 - 2:55 PM

Dismissed for grave misconduct are City Mayor Librado Navarro and members of the city’s Bids and Awards Committee over an excavator deal found to be anomalous

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Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Morales says Duterte can't interfere in her probes: 'Ano ang pakialam niya?'

Jul 28, 2017 - 4:40 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales confirms she was not invited to President Rodrigo Duterte s past two State of the Nation Addresses

'ANO ANG PAKIALAM NIYA?' Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales on July 28, 2017 said she does not need any clearance – even that of President Rodrigo Duterte – to investigate erring officials. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Plunder and graft trials: How do cases proceed in the courts?

Jan 15, 2017 - 5:00 PM

Some experts say it could be 10 years before the pork barrel scam cases are resolved What exactly goes on inside the courts?

Ombudsman: Failure to uphold rule of law disregards human dignity

Dec 09, 2016 - 8:27 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says We need leaders who uphold the rule of law regardless of the times We need leaders who strengthen public institutions who serve as a moral compass and the beacon of righteous public service

KEYNOTE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales speaks at the International Anti-Corruption Forum on December 9, 2016 in Quezon City. Photo by Happy Feraren/Rappler

Court to dismiss plunder vs fertilizer scam accused if…

Aug 28, 2014 - 6:01 PM

UPDATED The Sandiganbayan gives the Ombudsman 60 days to bolster its case against former agriculture officials led by Undersecretary Jocelyn ‘Joc Joc’ Bolante The Ombudsman says they have a strong case

Weak PDAF cases? Ombudsman amends info vs 3 senators

Jun 25, 2014 - 2:49 PM

UPDATED It appears they have been alerted by an argument made by alleged scam mastermind Janet Napoles that could possibly weaken the plunder cases vs the senators

INDICTED. The Ombudsman approves the indictment of a former mayor for malversation of public funds. Photo from the Office of the Ombudsman website

Court orders arrest of ex-general Ligot

Apr 25, 2013 - 2:53 PM

Court also stops retired Lt Gen Jacinto Ligot from leaving the country

MILLIONS RETURNED. The SC lifts freeze order issued by the CA on Ligot's assets. File photo from Newsbreak

Vindication for 'Kulo,' Mideo Cruz, CCP execs

Mar 04, 2013 - 3:46 PM

The Ombudsman dismisses criminal complaints against artist Mideo Cruz and CCP officials for the controversial 2011 art exhibit Kulo

NOT OBSCENE. The Office of the Ombudsman ruled that Cruz did not commit any crime in holding his Poleteismo exhibit. Sreenshot from

Corruption linked to 'culture of expectations'

Dec 10, 2012 - 10:35 AM

The worldly standard of success no longer considers how you maintain your integrity and keep your humility

Justice Conchita Carpio Morales

Overpriced coffee leads to plunder complaint

Jul 17, 2012 - 4:06 PM

Pagcor files a plunder complaint before the Ombudsman against ex Pagcor chair Efraim Genuino and 3 others