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Aquino 'only did what he deemed was best' during Mamasapano – LP

Nov 08, 2017 - 7:07 PM

(UPDATED) The political party of former president Benigno Aquino III comes to his defense after the Office of the Ombudsman filed charges against him at the Sandiganbayan over the botched Mamasapano operations

MAMASAPANO CLASH. Former President Benigno S. Aquino III presents the €œMedalya ng Katapangan€ to the family of a fallen SAF trooper during the Necrological Service at Camp Bagong Diwa on January 30, 2015. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacañang Photo Bureau

Aquino charged, Suspect in Grab driver killing, Twitter 280-character limit | Midday wRap

Nov 08, 2017 - 1:01 PM

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Ombudsman files charges vs Noynoy Aquino over Mamasapano

Nov 08, 2017 - 10:38 AM

(UPDATED) The former president is facing charges of graft and usurpation of official functions over the botched Mamasapano operation back in 2015

President Benigno S. Aquino III honors the fallen Philippine National Police-Special Action Force (PNP-SAF) Troopers during the Necrological Service at the NCRPO Multi-Purpose Center of Camp Bagong Diwa in Bicutan, Taguig City on January 30, 2015. Photo by Benhur Arcayan/Malacañang Photo Bureau

SAF kin, VACC want SC to bring back homicide charges vs Aquino

Nov 03, 2017 - 4:52 PM

VACC lawyer Ferdinand Topacio wants the High Court to review the Ombudsman's decision to junk the 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide filed against ex-president Noynoy Aquino

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, files an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19. File photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Is the Duterte gov't attacking PH constitutional bodies?

Oct 25, 2017 - 10:30 AM

Heads of constitutional bodies and commissions are hounded by impeachment complaints and threats under the Duterte administration

Law groups denounce Duterte's 'brazen assaults' vs democratic institutions

Oct 14, 2017 - 6:18 PM

According to the Alternative Law Groups, 'These acts deliberately undermine the independence of the institutions whose duties primarily consist in upholding public trust...and maintaining checks and balances so that tyranny would not arise from any branch of the government again'

26 lawmakers urge House to 'preserve, protect' Ombudsman

Oct 09, 2017 - 5:55 PM

(3rd UPDATE) The lawmakers file a resolution seeking support for the Office of the Ombudsman as it looks into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte

#PugadBaboy: Threat to democracy

Oct 09, 2017 - 11:00 AM

#AnimatED: When Duterte is backed into a corner

Oct 09, 2017 - 10:43 AM

Now we understand why President Duterte is being a bigger bully than he ever was, seemingly intent on destroying institutions that check abuses and excesses in the executive. He is in panic.

Duterte can't participate in Sereno impeachment – lawyer

Oct 07, 2017 - 7:30 PM

The camp of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno says President Rodrigo Duterte cannot serve as a special prosecutor in the impeachment proceedings as it 'violates the constitutional role of the House of Representatives to act as sole prosecutors in impeachment cases’

IMPEACHMENT COMPLAINT. Lawyer Josalee Deila, spokesperson of Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, attends the hearing of the House justice committee regarding the impeachment complaint filed against Sereno. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

[Newspoint] One very insecure president

Oct 07, 2017 - 2:30 PM

Duterte’s sense of insecurity would seem more typically manifest in his attacks on Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, a former Supreme Court justice herself. He has threatened them both with impeachment.

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Oct 06, 2017 - 11:00 AM

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Duterte, Marcos, Pimentel | Evening wRap

Oct 05, 2017 - 8:11 PM

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Congressman Bingbong Crisologo indicted for P8-M pork scam case

Oct 05, 2017 - 11:18 AM

Bingbong Crisologo, who belongs to PDP-LABAN, uses the same Caloocan-based NGO that caused the indictments of former Caloocan representatives

PORK SCAM. Quezon City First District Representative Vincent "Bingbong" Crisologo is indicted for graft and malversation cases over P8 million worth of pork barrel-funded ghost projects. Photo from the House of Representatives

#ThewRap: Things you need to know, October 5, 2017

Oct 05, 2017 - 9:19 AM

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Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte, Uson, Cimatu | Evening wRap

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:06 PM

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Duterte pushes for impeachment of Ombudsman Morales

Oct 04, 2017 - 4:31 PM

(UPDATED) 'We will file an impeachment case against her,' President Rodrigo Duterte says as the Ombudsman investigates the Duterte family's wealth

IMPEACHMENT BID. President Rodrigo Duterte throws his support for the impeachment of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales. File photo from Malacanang

Calida threatens Ombudsman with lawsuit, impeachment

Oct 04, 2017 - 2:17 PM

'They are destabilizing the presidency of Rodrigo Duterte, and we will not let that happen,' says Solicitor General Calida

LAWSUITS. Solicitor General Jose Calida threatens Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang of lawsuits falling under the Anti-Money Laundering Act. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Ombudsman has the power to probe President Duterte for mass murders

Oct 04, 2017 - 9:00 AM

The President does not have real immunity from criminal prosecution for genocide, war crimes, and other crimes against humanity penalized under Republic Act 9851

Did Carandang commit breaches, and can the President remove him?

Oct 04, 2017 - 8:44 AM

The provision granting the President the power to remove a Deputy Ombudsman was declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court in 2014

 CONFIDENTIAL. Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang maintains he observed confidentiality in the ongoing investigation into the wealth of President Rodrigo Duterte and his family. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Office of the Ombudsman, Trillanes, Dela Rosa | Evening wRap

Oct 03, 2017 - 8:18 PM

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Malacañang sees demolition job in Ombudsman probe

Oct 03, 2017 - 4:25 PM

'What all this confirms is that there is indeed a deliberate effort to discredit the President, to mislead the public, and to create popular outrage against the duly elected chief executive,' says Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announces during a press briefing in Malacañan Palace on June 27, 2017 that the Joint Task Force Marawi is continuing its operations against terrorists as well as the rescue of trapped civilians, recovery of casualties. He added that the Joint Task Force Marawi is also assisting local government units, civil society organizations and non-government organizations in relief operations and recovery and rehabilitation. ALFRED FRIAS/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

I will not be baited into abandoning my duties – Ombudsman Morales

Oct 03, 2017 - 2:33 PM

The investigation into President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth continues

FIRM. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is firm that her Office of the Ombudsman will do its duty to investigate President Rodrigo Duterte in a wealth complaint filed by opposition Senator Antonio Trillanes IV.

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Oct 03, 2017 - 8:22 AM

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[OPINION] It’s downhill from here for Duterte

Oct 02, 2017 - 8:58 PM

Worried by the growing opposition, Duterte may, in fact, miscalculate and declare martial law, which may temporarily slow his regime’s descent into crisis but actually accelerate it in the medium-term

Deputy Ombudsman Carandang: I maintained confidentiality

Oct 02, 2017 - 6:50 PM

Carandang issues the statement in the face of threats of cases to be filed against him for breaching confidentiality in investigating the wealth of the President and his family

Uphold the Constitution, stand with the 'impartial' Ombudsman – Robredo

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:46 PM

Vice President Leni Robredo says constitutional offices like the Ombudsman were created to stop from happening again abuses under the Marcos regime

DEFEND DEMOCRACY. Vice President Leni Robredo rallies support for the Office of the Ombudsman amid recent attacks against the agency. Photo from the OVP

Duterte dares: Shoot me if I have more than P40M

Oct 02, 2017 - 5:25 PM

(3rd UPDATE) President Rodrigo Duterte says evidence against him is 'illegally obtained'

Ombudsman has no authority over Duterte – Koko Pimentel

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:09 PM

Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon calls for a 'ceasefire' and says only Congress has jurisdiction over impeachable officials

JURISDICTION. Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III says the Office of the Ombudsman has no power over President Rodrigo Duterte. File photo by Joseph Vidal

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Oct 02, 2017 - 10:55 AM

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Ombudsman insists on constitutional duty to probe Duterte

Oct 01, 2017 - 8:00 PM

Amid threats from President Rodrigo Duterte, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales maintains that her office will look into his bank accounts

WEALTH PROBE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is not backing down in the face of strongly-worded pronouncements by President Rodrigo Duterte as her office conducts a wealth probe into the president and the first family. File photo by Noel Celis/AFP

Filipinos urged to back Ombudsman's probe into Duterte's bank accounts

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:50 PM

The call comes as President Rodrigo Duterte announces that he plans to set up an independent body to investigate corruption in the Office of the Ombudsman

RULE OF LAW. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales expresses confidence that the rule of law will be upheld in the next administration.

Duterte to Morales, Sereno: Let's resign, let AFP probe us

Oct 01, 2017 - 5:10 PM

'If we cannot agree with each other, then let us decide to submit it to the Armed Forces kasi magkagulo tayo,' says President Rodrigo Duterte

NO HIDDEN WEALTH. President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in his speech before te Integrated Bar of the Philippines (IBP) Davao City Chapter in Davao City on September 30, 2017, gestures as he reiterates that he is willing to step down if proven that he has gained anything out of corruption. Photo by Albert Alcain/Presidential Photo

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Oct 01, 2017 - 12:16 PM

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Malacañang says Ombudsman not exempt from corruption allegations

Sep 30, 2017 - 2:32 PM

'The constitutionally-guaranteed independence of the Office of the Ombudsman will be imperiled by any investigation, much more a partisan inquiry, exerting interference and pressure on the Ombudsman,' says Albay 1st District Representative Edcel Lagman

OPEN TO PROBE? The Palace says the Ombudsman is not exempt from corruption allegations amid its probe into allegations that the Dutertes have unexplained wealth. File photo

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Sep 29, 2017 - 7:39 PM

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Ombudsman hits back: We won't be intimidated

Sep 29, 2017 - 5:08 PM

'If the President has nothing to hide, he has nothing to fear,' says the Office of the Ombudsman

'WE WILL NOT BE INTIMIDATED.' Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang (left) and Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales are on the spotlight as the Office probes the President's wealth.

Ex-Caloocan lawmaker indicted over P10-M PDAF scam

Sep 29, 2017 - 12:12 PM

Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy is the Executive Director of the Council for the Welfare of Children under the Department of Social Welfare and Development – the implementing agency of her alleged ghost projects

NEW POSITION. Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy takes her oath in Malacañang in July 2017 as the new Executive Director V of the Council for the Welfare of Children. Photo from CWC website

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Sep 29, 2017 - 12:10 PM

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Ombudsman says SALN submissions will now be digital

Sep 28, 2017 - 1:44 PM

It is a 'key institutional mechanism to combat corruption and promote accountability and ethical standards in public service,' says the Office of the Ombudsman

E-SALN. The electronic filing is set to start in 2018. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

AMLC's bank records on Duterte show P1-B flow of money – Ombudsman

Sep 27, 2017 - 8:48 PM

(UPDATED) The Ombudsman now has a copy of bank records from the AMLC which, according to the Overall Deputy Ombudsman, 'more or less' look like the documents submitted by Trillanes

WEALTH. President Rodrigo Duterte's wealth is put under scrutiny as the Office of the Ombudsman begins its probe into the complaint of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV. Photo by Lito Boras/Rappler.com

Former Caloocan Rep Baby Asistio indicted over P8M PDAF scam

Sep 26, 2017 - 11:49 AM

Also indicted is former Social Welfare secretary Esperanza Cabral for facilitating the anomalous transaction

PORK BARREL SCAM. Former Caloocan 2nd District Representative Luis “Baby” Asistio allegedly funneled P8 million worth of his pork barrel to an NGO with direct links to him. Photo from Luis Asistio's Facebook Page

Ombudsman indicts Floirendo for graft over Tadeco deal

Sep 21, 2017 - 8:38 AM

The Ombudsman finds probable cause to file graft charges against Rep Antonio Floirendo Jr for having financial interest in the government's deal with Tagum Agricultural Development Company

Iloilo mayor Mabilog charged with graft over towing project

Sep 18, 2017 - 6:40 PM

The Ombudsman also indicts former Iloilo City Councilor Plaridel Nava II, who allegedly connived with the mayor to set up a towing firm that would bag a government contract

SICK LEAVE. Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog goes on sick leave after President Rodrigo Duterte repeats his accusation against the mayor for having drug links in the city the President calls the 'most shabulized' in the Philippines. Photo from Mayor Mabilog's Facebook page

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Sep 14, 2017 - 7:58 PM

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Ombudsman affirms graft case vs Aquino over Mamasapano

Sep 14, 2017 - 2:19 PM

2ND UPDATE Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales again junks the complaint for 44 counts of reckless imprudence resulting in homicide against former president Benigno Aquino III

APPEAL DENIED. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino III's appeal is denied as Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales affirms her earlier indictment of Aquino for graft and usurpation of authority over the botched 2015 Mamasapano operations. File photo by Gil Nartea/Malacanang Photo Bureau

Conclusion: The misuse of impeachment

Sep 06, 2017 - 10:00 AM

We have opened the Pandora’s box One can only hope that we will be also to correct ourselves and restore impeachment to its rightful use as a means of accountability and not a political weapon that will only destroy this country

Sandiganbayan finds probable cause to try ex-VP Binay for graft

Sep 05, 2017 - 3:41 PM

The anti graft court also affirms the regularity of the Ombudsman s preliminary investigation which is questioned by Binay

GRAFT CASE. Former Vice President Jejomar Binay is conditionally arraigned before Sandiganbayan on May 10, 2017 for his graft charges over the bidding anomalies of the Makati City Parking Building. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

The misuse of impeachment

Sep 05, 2017 - 9:30 AM

Impeachment cannot be used as a tool to persecute or silence perceived political opponents or critics or to subject presidents or other officials to harassment for performing their duties This can never be the intent of the framers of the Constitution

Comelec's Christian Lim faces graft complaint over 2015 Smartmatic deal

Sep 04, 2017 - 3:15 PM

Former Biliran representative Glenn Chong the complainant also says Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim should be impeached

GRAFT CASE. Former Representative Jing Paras, complainant Glenn Chong, lawyer Manuel Luna attend the filing of a graft case against Comelec Commissioner Christian Lim before the Office of the Ombudsman on September 4, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler