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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

Morales on Aquino, Lorenzana, Oldest panda | Evening wRap

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

Ombudsman Morales tones down response to Duterte remarks

Aug 31, 2017 - 9:18 PM

Conchita Carpio Morales reiterates however that – contrary to President Duterte s claim – the law allows her to serve a full term of 7 years

File photo of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales.

After Duterte speech, Revilla to ask for bail in plunder case

Aug 31, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Nagpapasalamat tayo kay Pangulong Duterte at least na oobserbahan din pala niya says Revilla

BAIL FOR PLUNDER. File photo of former senator Bong Revilla attending a hearing on his plunder trial at anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman pursues Matobato's Davao Death Squad complaint

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:22 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales inhibits from the investigation

ARREST WARRANT. Edgar Matobato attends the Senate probe into the spate of extrajudicial killings, September 16, 2016. File photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

Aguirre, Marcos’ ill-gotten wealth, Duterte | Evening wRap

Aug 30, 2017 - 8:10 PM

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Pimentel contradicts Duterte: Ombudsman entitled to full term

Aug 30, 2017 - 5:05 PM

Senator Aquilino Pimentel III points out that the Constitution mandates a term of 7 years for the Ombudsman

Partido Demokratiko Pilipino-Lakas ng Bayan (PDP-Laban) President and Senate President Aquilino Pimentel III echoes the party's advocacies against illegal drugs, corruption and criminality as well as their advocacy on federalism and environment protection during a press conference with President Rodrigo Roa Duterte and House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on March 13, 2017. TOTO LOZANO/Presidential Photo

Supreme Court upholds Alan Purisima's 2014 suspension

Aug 30, 2017 - 3:49 PM

Purisima was serving the said suspension when he participated in the botched Mamasapano police operations in January 2015

WERFAST DEAL. Dismissed PNP chief Alan Purisima's anomalous deal with courier firm Werfast is the basis of his suspension, eventual dismissal, and pending graft charges before anti-graft court Sandiganbayan. Photo by Mark Cristino

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Aug 30, 2017 - 11:51 AM

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Aguirre insists DOJ, not Ombudsman, authorized to handle Kian case

Aug 30, 2017 - 11:15 AM

UPDATED Prosecutor General Gaña creates a 3 man prosecution panel to handle the case

KIAN CASE. Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre attends the hearing on Kian Delos Santos case on August 24, 2017 conducted by the Senate Committee on Public Safety & Dangerous Drugs.‹ Photo by Angie de Silva/Rappler

Duterte says Ombudsman Morales not entitled to full term

Aug 29, 2017 - 7:01 PM

UPDATED Your hold to the office is very very precarious says President Duterte about the Ombudsman s term

Duterte slams Ombudsman for 'selective justice'

Aug 29, 2017 - 5:10 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales appears slow to act on complaints against the friendly but quick to decide against perceived hostiles alleges President Rodrigo Duterte

SELECTIVE JUSTICE. President Rodrigo Roa slams Ombudsman Conchita Morales for allegedly administering 'selective justice.' Malacanang file photo

Ombudsman starts own probe into Kian delos Santos' death

Aug 29, 2017 - 3:20 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says they have concurrent jurisdiction over the case and they have already sent out subpoenas for their fact finding investigation

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales during budget hearing at the House of Representatives on August 23, 2017. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman gets lawmaker support to restore P2B budget cut

Aug 23, 2017 - 3:39 PM

House Committee members also approve the Ombudsman s request of using P99 million worth savings

BUDGET HEARING. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales requests during the House budget hearing on August 23, 2017 to utilize P99 million worth of savings to augment their 2018 budget Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Valdemar Chiong of Naga City, Cebu barred from public service

Aug 04, 2017 - 2:50 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also indicts the former Naga City mayor for graft

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Aug 03, 2017 - 7:21 PM

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Jejomar Binay, son face more graft charges over Makati Science High School

Aug 03, 2017 - 3:46 PM

UPDATED The plunder complaint is still alive as the Ombudsman continues to investigate the overpricing allegation

MORE GRAFT CHARGES. Former vice president Jejomar Binay submits himself to conditional arraignment on May 10, 2017 before the Sandiganbayan for his graft charges over the alleged overpriced Makati City Hall Parking Building. File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Malacañang: No need for Duterte approval to probe cops, soldiers

Jul 31, 2017 - 1:45 PM

President Rodrigo Duterte only wants to be informed if the Commission on Human Rights or Ombudsman will investigate cops or soldiers says a Palace official

President Rodrigo Roa Duterte, in a press conference following his second State of the Nation Address at the Batasang Pambansa on July 24, 2017, announces that the he will reallocate the budget for the peace talks with the Communist Party of the Philippines to the improvement of the military capabilities of the Armed Forces of the Philippines. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

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Jul 30, 2017 - 11:38 AM

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Jul 28, 2017 - 10:11 PM

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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

Aquino's appeal at Ombudsman: A defense of Purisima

Jul 23, 2017 - 9:00 AM

Former president Benigno Aquino III defends the text messages cited by Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales when she indicted him for graft and usurpation of authority

APPEAL AT OMBUDSMAN. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino tries to clarify the text messages sent among him, Alan Purisima and Getulio Napeñas in a bid to have charges dismissed over the Mamasapano operations.

Aquino on Mamasapano: Ombudsman violated my right to due process

Jul 20, 2017 - 8:16 PM

Aquino claims he was never given the chance to defend himself from complaints of graft and usurpation of authority

MAMASAPANO OPERATIONS. President Benigno Aquino III looks at the coffin of one of the 44 police commandos killed in a botched anti-terror operation during a necrological service at the Camp Bagong Diwa, in Manila on January 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / NOEL CELIS

Ex-Iloilo rep Niel Tupas Jr indicted for graft over PDAF scam

Jul 20, 2017 - 12:49 PM

UPDATED Former Iloilo Representative Niel Tupas Jr a member of the Liberal Party says his signatures were forged

WATCH: SAF 44 kin want homicide charges vs Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 10:21 PM

Aquino also files his appeal before Morales but it is done discreetly

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

VACC, SAF kin want 176-year jail time for Aquino

Jul 19, 2017 - 3:14 PM

Hindi po commensurate yung penalty ng graft sa 44 lives na ninakaw ni Pangulong Aquino says lawyer Ferdinand Topacio counsel for the Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption

APPEAL. Felicitas Nacino, mother of slain SAF member Nicky Nacino, file an appeal before the Ombudsman against former president Benigno Aquino III on July 19, 2017. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Aquino surprised Duterte defended him over indictment

Jul 18, 2017 - 10:45 PM

Former president Benigno Aquino III will file a motion for reconsideration before the Ombudsman on Wednesday July 19 to clarify what transpired in the Mamasapano operation

President Benigno S. Aquino III condoles with the family of 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 Friday (January 30, 2015). (Photo by Gil Nartea / Malacañang Photo Bureau)

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Jul 17, 2017 - 9:40 PM

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Duterte: Ombudsman's charges vs Aquino sure to fail

Jul 17, 2017 - 7:45 PM

The President says the Ombudsman s usurpation charges against his predecessor are silly since Aquino had every right to consult with then suspended PNP chief Purisima

Duterte to Ombudsman: Shut up, don't be like Obama

Jul 17, 2017 - 3:50 PM

3rd UPDATE Since when did you anoint yourself spokesman of the criminals? says President Rodrigo Duterte to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

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Jul 14, 2017 - 8:04 PM

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Aquino to appeal Ombudsman decision

Jul 14, 2017 - 4:11 PM

UPDATED Aquino spokesperson Abigail Valte says the ex president will seek to clarify certain facts as stated in the Ombudsman decision

MAMASAPANO'S GHOSTS. President Benigno Aquino III delivers his speech during the necrological service for 42 slain SAF members at Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig on January 30, 2015. File photo by Dennis Sabangan/EPA

Noynoy Aquino indicted for graft over Mamasapano

Jul 14, 2017 - 3:17 PM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also orders usurpation of authority charges against the former chief executive but dismisses charges of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide

File photo by Lauro Montellano Jr./ Malacanang Photo Bureau

Ombudsman took Duterte kill threats 'out of context' – Palace

Jul 14, 2017 - 1:54 PM

That s her opinion says Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella as he reiterates the Chief Executive s colorful style of expression

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella answers queries from members of the media during a press briefing in Malacañang on April 19, 2017. KING RODRIGUEZ/Presidential Photo

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Jul 14, 2017 - 12:46 PM

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Ombudsman: Duterte's 'kill' threats unacceptable

Jul 14, 2017 - 9:05 AM

He s goading people to kill people That s a problem Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says of President Rodrigo Duterte

Ombudsman orders P29-M forfeiture case vs ex-top cop Purisima

Jul 06, 2017 - 11:31 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also wants forfeiture cases filed against the former PNP chief s wife and their children

File photo of former PNP Chief Alan Purisima. Photo by Mark Cristino

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President Rodrigo Roa Duterte delivers a speech during his visit at the Iligan City National School of Fisheries on June 20, 2017 where 229 displaced families families have taken shelter. REY BANIQUET/PRESIDENTIAL PHOTO

Major corruption cases crumble as Ombudsman Morales races against time

Jun 21, 2017 - 9:00 AM

UPDATED Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales with 12 months left in office steps on the gas as Arroyo time scam cases are being dismissed by the anti graft court

Aguirre urges Congress to convene on martial law

May 29, 2017 - 8:03 PM

The justice secretary believes that if Congress convenes to affirm the President s martial law declaration the Supreme Court won t have the last say on the issue

File photo of Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II by AFP / Ted Aljibe

Aquino: Palparan lesson pushed me to accept Napoles surrender

May 24, 2017 - 9:13 PM

The Napoles surrender in Malacañang in 2013 is cited by Justice Secretary Aguirre as a factor in the reinvestigation of the pork barrel scam

PORK SCAM REINVESTIGATION. Former president Benigno "Noynoy" Aquino and his allies are the targets of the reinvestigation of the Department of Justice (DOJ) into the pork barrel scam. File photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

Bautista richest, Gascon poorest among heads of constitutional bodies

May 18, 2017 - 8:01 PM

The Comelec and CHR chiefs net worth as well as that of the Ombudsman and chairpersons of COA and CSC all increase in 2016

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May 16, 2017 - 7:28 PM

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No endorsement for Robredo, Ombudsman impeachment in next 3 months – Alvarez

May 16, 2017 - 3:36 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers are still assessing the draft impeachment complaints and may endorse the documents if they wish to by August at the earliest

MORE TIME. Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says lawmakers need more time in assessing the impeachment complaints drafted against the Vice President and the Ombudsman. File photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler