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Roxas to Ombudsman: 'Why target us when we only followed GCTA law?'

Sep 10, 2019 - 7:15 PM

Former DILG chief Mar Roxas says he is ready to answer all questions that will be asked by Ombudsman Samuel Martires regarding the GCTA law's IRR, which Roxas had signed

'WHY TARGET US?' Ex-DILG chief Mar Roxas says the IRR on the GCTA that he had signed merely adhered to the provisions of the law. File photo by Rappler

Martires asks De Lima, Roxas why GCTA rules didn't exclude heinous crimes

Sep 10, 2019 - 1:36 PM

The Ombudsman's letter has a tenor of agreement that the GCTA law excludes heinous crime – a legal contention that can reach the Supreme Court

EXPLANATIONS. Ombudsman Samuel Martires asks explanations from former justice secretary and now Senator Leila de Lima and former interior secretary Mar Roxas why their IRR on the GCTA Law did not exclude heinous crimes. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Taduran wins world crown, stops Salva in 4 rounds

Sep 08, 2019 - 10:37 AM

Albay pride Pedro Taduran deals Samuel Salva his first loss to bag the IBF minimumweight title

REDEMPTION. Pedro Taduran finally bags a world title after falling short against a Thai foe last year. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Salva, Taduran dispute world title in historic tiff

Sep 06, 2019 - 9:16 PM

Another Filipino is set to join the ranks of world champions as unbeaten Samuel Salva and Pedro Taduran fight for the IBF minimumweight crown

UNPREDICTABLE. Pundits expect a thrilling bout between topnotch 105-pound fighters Samuel Salva (left) and Pedro Taduran. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Martires to PACC: Hands off GCTA probe

Sep 05, 2019 - 7:19 PM

PACC Commissioner Manny Luna wanted to exclude former Bureau of Corrections chief and now Senator Bato Dela Rosa from their probe, citing lack of authority to investigate a non-presidential appointee

GCTA PROBE. Ombudsman Samuel Martires insists sole jurisdiction in investigating Bureau of Correction (BuCor) officials over the aborted release of convicted rapist and murderer Antonio Sanchez related to his good conduct time allowance (GCTA). Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman fires 7 Customs personnel, suspends 1

Aug 19, 2019 - 1:30 PM

One of the sacked Bureau of Customs personnel is connected to a case of smuggled shabu worth P1.8 billion

FIRED. Ombudsman Samuel Martires fires 7 Customs personnel and suspends one for varying offenses.

Martires: Accusations vs Acosta will be 'judiciously scrutinized'

Aug 16, 2019 - 4:22 PM

An earlier complaint against chief public attorney Persida Acosta is now undergoing preliminary investigation

PAO INVESTIGATION. Ombudsman Samuel Martires vows to "judiciously scrutinize" the accusations against Public Attorney's Office (PAO) chief Persida Acosta. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

As others improve tech vs corruption, Martires focuses on values formation

Jul 25, 2019 - 5:33 PM

'Noong araw, walang nanganganak na walang asawa; bihira 'yun. Walang nagsasama na walang kasal. Subalit dahil sa tolerance ng ating society, puwede na.... That is the values derived from society,' says Ombudsman Samuel Martires

ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE. Ombudsman Samuel Martires holds a multi-sectoral meeting on the government's anti-corruption drive. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ombudsman Martires' wealth grows by P15 million in 2018

Jul 06, 2019 - 4:35 PM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires releases only a summary of his SALN and not a full copy

WEALTH. Ombudsman Samuel Martires' wealth grows by P15 million in one year. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires on dropping Noynoy charges: No president can be charged with usurpation

Jul 05, 2019 - 4:41 PM

Can homicide charges be filed instead against the ex-president? The Ombudsman says he will 'entertain' a new complaint – if and when it is filed

MAMASAPANO. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III posts bail at the Sandiganbayan on November 10, 2017, for graft and usurpation of authority charges over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo by Rappler

Pinoy dynamo Samuel Salva guns for world title

Jun 29, 2019 - 5:58 PM

The unbeaten 22-year-old boxer is set to train at Survival Camp for his world title fight versus South African DeeJay Kriel

UNDEFEATED. Dubbed the ‘Silent Assassin,’ Samuel Salva (center) looks to extend his stellar record to 18 wins. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Martires withdraws Mamasapano charges vs Noynoy Aquino

Jun 28, 2019 - 5:25 PM

The Ombudsman says the withdrawal is ‘without prejudice to the filing of appropriate charges.’ Solicitor General Jose Calida wants to charge the former president with homicide instead of graft.

MAMASAPANO CASES. Ombudsman Samuel Martires (R) withdraws charges of graft and usurpation of official functions against former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III over the Mamasapano bloodbath. Photo of Aquino courtesy of Malacañang, photo of Martires by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires kicks out deputy ombudsman who probed Duterte

Jun 27, 2019 - 2:58 PM

Ombudsman Samuel Martires implements the dismissal of Melchor Carandang, who looked into the alleged bank deposits of President Rodrigo Duterte and family in 2017

FIRED. Ombudsman Samuel Martires has implemented Malacañang's dismissal order against Overall Deputy Ombudsman Melchor Arthur Carandang. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Martires delays releasing Duterte, Robredo SALNs

Jun 19, 2019 - 3:13 PM

The 1987 Constitution and the Code of Conduct for Public Officials empower journalists to obtain and report on SALNs

DELAY. Ombudsman Samuel Martires delays the process of releasing the President and the Vice President's Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Aussie rider wins Le Tour Stage 3 on late run

Jun 16, 2019 - 6:17 PM

Samuel Hill nabs his first-ever stage win in a Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI)-sanctioned event

TOPPER. Australian Samuel Hill cruises to his first win in a UCI-sanctioned event. Photo from release

Sibling rivalries weaken Amante, Plaza clans in Agusan provinces

May 22, 2019 - 8:30 AM

The Agusan del Norte and Agusan del Sur governors who sought House seats in 2019 win

NEW LAWMAKERS. Agusan del Sur Governor Adolph Edward Plaza (L) and Agusan del Norte Governor Maria Angelica Amante Matba win as representatives in the May 2019 elections. Photo of Plaza from Facebook, photo of Amante Matba from PIA

Pagadian exec linked to pyramid scam wins as mayor

May 20, 2019 - 5:47 PM

Samuel Co of the infamous Aman Futures Group defeats the incumbent mayor of Pagadian City in the May 13 elections

VICTORIOUS. PDP LABAN mayoral bet Samuel Co arise victorious as he was proclaimed as the winner for 2019 election bid on Saturday, May 18. Photo by Stephen Bryan Esic

DOTr suspends LTFRB's Jardin for allegedly receiving P4.6M to grant a franchise

Apr 04, 2019 - 12:54 PM

(UPDATED) The Department of Transportation suspends Samuel Jardin, the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board executive director, for 90 days

SUSPENDED. LTFRB executive director Samuel Jardin (R) with LTFRB Chairman Martin Delgra III (L) during a Senate hearing. File photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Dasmariñas, Salva to tackle formidable world champs

Mar 25, 2019 - 6:58 PM

The two fighters seek to join the growing list of Filipino world champions in their quest for IBF crowns

BIG NAMES. Michael Dasmarinas will face either Puerto Rican Emmanuel Rodriguez or Japanese Naoya Inoue for the IBF bantamweight belt. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

Dasmariñas, Salva seek to gain world title crack

Mar 22, 2019 - 8:13 PM

Michael Dasmariñas and Samuel Salva hope to boost their world title hopes in separate crown eliminator bouts

DETERMINED. Michael Dasmariñas (right) vows to make up for a previous lackluster performance versus Kenny Demecillo. Photo by Alvin S. Go/Rappler

4 students to represent PH in International Biology Olympiad in Hungary

Feb 28, 2019 - 11:45 AM

The top winners of the Philippine Biology Olympiad 2019 held at the Ateneo de Manila University will complete against delegates from 70 countries at the 30th International Biology Olympiad in Szeged, Hungary, in July

IBO DELEGATES. (L-R) Country Coordinator of the Philippines to the IBO Ronald Cruz, Elizabeth Rae Peralta (Philippine Science High School-Ilocos Region Campus), Samuel Drury Wood (Regional Science High School III), Matthew Keizo Yuda (Manila Science High School), Jeremy Ace Ng (Saint Jude Catholic School), PBO 2019 Project Heads Julienne Pandan and Winnie Monge. Photo from Ateneo de Manila University

Zambales farmer arrested for firearms possession

Feb 07, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Samuel Obispo, 45, is facing charges of violating Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Act of 2013

DETAINED. Samuel Obispo (second from right) is detained at the San Narciso Municipal Police Station in Zambales. Photo by Randy Datu/Rappler

Taane Samuel 'likely' not returning to DLSU

Feb 07, 2019 - 4:58 PM

The prized La Salle center has decided to stay in New Zealand following disagreements with the team

'LIKELY OUT'. La Salle's Kiwi center Taane Samuel may not return for another season.  File photo by Michael Gatpandan/Rappler

'Glass' stays shatter-proof atop North American box office

Feb 05, 2019 - 10:55 AM

For its third straight weekend, Shyamalan's 'Glass' remains unbreakable, earning another $9.5 million

Nigeria's chief justice facing assets charges

Jan 12, 2019 - 11:25 PM

The charges are allegedly related to several bank accounts in US dollars, euros and sterling

CHARGES. Nigeria's chief justice Walter Samuel Nkanu Onnoghen is charged for failing to declare his assets. Photo from Onnoghen's Facebook page

Martires blasts Andaya, denies probe into flood control scam

Jan 10, 2019 - 9:01 PM

‘It is not good to drag the Office of the Ombudsman into this feud between the Office of the Secretary of Budget and Management and the House of Representatives,’ says Ombudsman Samuel Martires

DENIAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires denies Representative Rolando Andaya Jr's statement that the Office of the Ombudsman has launched a probe into the alleged flood control scam. Photos by Rappler

Ombudsman Martires: We will not appeal Revilla acquittal

Dec 07, 2018 - 7:43 PM

'It is an elementary doctrine in law that you cannot appeal a judgment of acquittal,' says Martires, but a recourse could have been to elevate it to the SC

REVILLA ACQUITTAL. Ombudsman Samuel Martires says the Office of the Ombudsman will no longer appeal the acquittal of Bong Revilla. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Morales: Congress, not Martires, should reassess Solid Waste Act

Nov 28, 2018 - 8:32 AM

Martires recently recalled the suspension of 72 local executives, citing as reason the impracticality of the Solid Waste Act

SUSPENSION RECALL. Former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales (right) says the decision to recall suspension orders because of flaws of the law should be a decision of the Congress, not Ombudsman Samuel Martires.

Tropical Depression Samuel exits PAR; Man-yi now a typhoon

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:20 PM

Typhoon Man-yi might enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility on Saturday, November 24, or Sunday, November 25

Severe Tropical Storm Man-yi heads for PAR as Samuel moves away

Nov 22, 2018 - 12:15 PM

Man-yi is expected to enter the Philippine Area of Responsibility, but the chance of landfall is low, so far

Samuel over West PH Sea after Palawan landfall

Nov 22, 2018 - 5:45 AM

As Tropical Depression Samuel begins to move away, PAGASA also continues to monitor Tropical Storm Man-yi outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Only Palawan left under Signal No. 1 due to Samuel

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Tropical Depression Samuel is expected to make landfall in the northern part of Palawan early Thursday morning, November 22

Tropical Depression Samuel set to make landfall in Palawan

Nov 21, 2018 - 8:45 PM

Samuel is expected to hit Palawan either on Wednesday evening, November 21, or early Thursday morning, November 22

Tropical Depression Samuel over Sulu Sea, heading for Cuyo

Nov 21, 2018 - 6:25 PM

PAGASA warns that moderate to heavy rain may still trigger flash floods and landslides in Palawan and in several other areas

Tropical Depression Samuel off to Sulu Sea

Nov 21, 2018 - 2:40 PM

Parts of Mimaropa and much of Western Visayas remain under Signal No. 1 early Wednesday afternoon, November 21

Tropical Depression Samuel makes landfall 5 times

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:55 AM

Samuel hits Eastern Samar, Samar, Biliran, Leyte, and Iloilo on Wednesday morning, November 21

Ex-Arroyo lawyer Batacan faces charges for alleging corruption in Ombudsman

Nov 21, 2018 - 11:12 AM

(UPDATED) Ombudsman Samuel Martires files complaints of corruption and obstruction against lawyer Edna Batacan, who told the JBC she had paid a fee for a case status

OMBUDSMAN RACE. Prominent lawyer Edna Batacan, whose clients included President Rodrigo Duterte, applies for the post of Ombudsman. Photo from Atty Edna Batacan's Facebook Page

Tropical Depression Samuel heads for Iloilo

Nov 21, 2018 - 9:15 AM

There are 14 areas remaining under Signal No. 1 as Samuel crosses the Visayas on Wednesday morning, November 21

Tropical Depression Samuel slightly weakens after landfall

Nov 21, 2018 - 6:20 AM

Aside from Samuel, PAGASA is now monitoring a tropical storm outside the Philippine Area of Responsibility

Tropical Depression Samuel makes landfall in Eastern Samar

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:10 AM

Signal No. 1 is lifted for areas in Mindanao, but it is still raised in parts of Luzon and the Visayas early Wednesday, November 21

Tropical Depression Samuel set to make landfall in Eastern Samar

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:25 PM

Samuel's estimated time of landfall is now between midnight and 2 am on Wednesday, November 21

Tropical Depression Samuel slightly slows down ahead of landfall

Nov 20, 2018 - 8:30 PM

Samuel continues to approach the Leyte Gulf early Tuesday evening, November 20, at a speed of only 15 kilometers per hour

#WalangPasok: Class suspensions, Wednesday, November 21

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:50 PM

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Over 7,800 stranded at seaports due to Tropical Depression Samuel

Nov 20, 2018 - 6:25 PM

Tropical Depression Samuel forces the cancellation of sea trips in parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

Photo from the Philippine Coast Guard's Facebook page

Tropical Depression Samuel approaches Leyte Gulf

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:45 PM

Samuel remains on track to make landfall on Tuesday evening, November 20, but an estimated time has yet to be given

Eastern Samar or Dinagat landfall possible for Samuel

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:55 PM

The track of Tropical Depression Samuel becomes a bit clearer as it approaches land on Tuesday, November 20

Samuel likely to stay a tropical depression for landfall

Nov 20, 2018 - 11:45 AM

But PAGASA warns that Tropical Depression Samuel is still expected to trigger moderate to heavy rain in parts of Luzon, the Visayas, and Mindanao

Samuel seen to make landfall in Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area

Nov 20, 2018 - 8:50 AM

Tropical Depression Samuel is expected to make landfall on Tuesday evening, November 20

28 areas under Signal No. 1 as Samuel maintains strength

Nov 20, 2018 - 5:55 AM

Tropical Depression Samuel is located 395 kilometers east of Surigao City, Surigao del Norte, before dawn on Tuesday, November 20

Tropical Depression Samuel off to Dinagat-Samar-Leyte area

Nov 20, 2018 - 2:30 AM

Flash floods and landslides are possible in Caraga, Northern Mindanao, Eastern Visayas, Central Visayas, Negros Occidental, Davao Oriental, and Compostela Valley