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Ombudsman dismisses NFA’s Jason Aquino over rice smuggling

Apr 30, 2019 - 5:56 PM

The criminal complaints of graft against Aquino and Nicanor Faeldon move on to preliminary investigation at the Office of the Ombudsman

DISMISSED. NFA Administrator Jason Aquino is dismissed from public service over rice smuggling.  File photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

CA affirms 2012 EJK case in Cagayan a 'rubout'

Apr 09, 2019 - 2:30 PM

The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns-for-hire at the hands of cops

GRAVE MISCONDUCT. The Court of Appeals finds former Abra police chief Alexander Rafael guilty of grave misconduct for the deaths of 5 suspected guns for hire in a police shootout in Cagayan in 2012.

Lapeña faces graft complaint over release of tile shipment

Nov 12, 2018 - 7:07 PM

According to the NBI’s investigation report, Lapeña committed graft, gross neglect of duty, and grave misconduct for not following established Customs rules

GRAFT. Former Customs Commissioner and now TESDA chief Isidro Lapeña faces a graft complaint over alleged negligence in the illegal release of tile shipments. Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Zaldy Ampatuan allowed to leave jail for daughter's wedding

Aug 21, 2018 - 9:37 PM

(UPDATED) Zaldy Ampatuan is one of the suspected masterminds of the Maguindanao massacre in 2009

ZALDY AMPATUAN. This file photo taken on December 5, 2010 shows Zaldy Ampatuan (red shirt), the ARRM governor, is escorted by military and police officials to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) office in General Santos City. File photo by Ted Aljibe/AFP

DILG dismisses Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Mar 15, 2018 - 6:34 PM

Vice Governor Jonah Pimentel has been installed as the new governor

DISMISSED. The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado. Photo from the Facebook Page of Camarines Norte Governor Edgardo Tallado

Ex-agriculture chief Proceso Alcala barred from gov't service

Oct 02, 2017 - 4:15 PM

(UPDATED) The Office of the Ombudsman, in two separate decisions, finds Alcala guilty of grave misconduct

File photo by Pia Ranada/Rappler

News Briefs: March 24, 2017

Mar 24, 2017 - 9:20 AM

Stories from across the Philippines on Friday March 24

Tuguegarao mayor: How to face cases and stay in office

Feb 19, 2017 - 1:00 PM

Mayor Jefferson Soriano has faced 4 corruption charges and an electoral fraud case but has been able to hold on to office for 4 years with a re election in between

Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano is stepping down from office on his second dismissal from service that stemmed from corruption charges.

Tuguegarao mayor dismissed anew for corruption

Feb 06, 2017 - 4:15 PM

This is the Ombudsman s 2nd dismissal order against Mayor Jefferson Soriano on top of previous suspension orders and disqualification by the Comelec

Ombudsman orders dismissal of CHED's Vitriolo

Jan 05, 2017 - 6:14 PM

UPDATED Any public official who transgresses the standards for good public service or causes such transgression must bear the consequences says Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales

Ombudsman Cardio-Morales orders the dismissal of CHED Exec Dir Vitriolo after being found guilty for misconduct. Photo by Toto Lozano/Presidential Photo

Court, not DILG, has last word on Tuguegarao mayor – law expert

Apr 26, 2015 - 10:32 AM

There is no need for any order other than of the Court of the Appeals CA to reinstate dismissed Tuguegarao mayor Jefferson Soriano a law expert says

2 mayors hold on to post in Tuguegarao

Apr 22, 2015 - 3:07 PM

Dismissed mayor Jefferson Soriano claims the Court of Appeals has reinstated him but Engelbert Caronan who has assumed the mayoralty refuses to step down

WHO'S THE MAYOR? Jefferson Soriano (left) says the Court of Appeals has reinstated him, but Engelbert Caronan (right) won't step down until he is served the court order. Photos from Soriano's and Caronan's official Facebook pages

Amid Makati city hall drama, residents seek change

Mar 14, 2015 - 9:56 PM

Supporters of Makati Mayor Junjun Binay are prepared to keep authorities from implementing a suspension order against him but there are other Makati residents who would rather just see him go

Junjun Binay: Ombudsman abused discretion in suspending me

Mar 12, 2015 - 6:01 PM

The Vice President s son asks the Court of Appeals to stop the Ombudsman from placing him under preventive suspension over an allegedly padded building contract

‘NO CONSPIRACY.’ Makati Mayor Junjun Binay tells the Court of Appeals that his signature on the allegedly anomalous contract doesn’t necessarily mean he knew of or participated in irregularities. File photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

Makati Mayor Binay: 'I'm not leaving'

Mar 12, 2015 - 12:43 PM

UPDATED Vice President Jejomar Binay spends the night with his son at the Makati City Hall and urges Mayor Junjun Binay to remain strong in fighting his suspension order

STANDING FIRM. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay says he will exhaust all legal remedies to question the Ombudsman's suspension order against him. Photo by Katerina Francisco/Rappler

'Guilt strong' vs Junjun Binay – Ombudsman

Mar 11, 2015 - 5:50 PM

The Ombudsman observes that the twin requisites for the preventive suspension have sufficiently been met

PREVENTIVE SUSPENSION. Makati Mayor Junjun Binay is ordered suspended by the Ombudsman. File photo

Ombudsman orders dismissal of human rights commissioner

Sep 11, 2014 - 9:20 PM

The Office of the Ombudsman finds Commissioner Coco Quisumbing guilty of grave misconduct and violations of the code of conduct and ethical standards for public officials and employees

SUSPENDED. The Office of the Ombudsman orders the preventive suspension of CHR Commissioner Cecilia "Coco" Quisumbing. Screenshot from YouTube

Tuguegarao mayor, official dismissed for grave misconduct

Sep 09, 2014 - 3:31 PM

Tuguegarao Mayor Jefferson Soriano and City Administrator Ronald Brillantes issued a special permit without the approval of the city council

Ombudsman sacks Cagayan State University president

Jul 09, 2014 - 7:18 PM

Roger Perez used university resources for the improvement of his house and accepted money in connection to an official school transaction says the resolution

Samar town treasurer fails to remit P8M to GSIS, dismissed

May 06, 2014 - 8:11 PM

The Ombudsman has found municipal treasurer Virginia Uy her assistant Pepita Mabini and then San Sebastian Mayor Arnold Abalos guilty of grave misconduct

Why use Facebook to convict?

Jul 06, 2012 - 8:34 AM

Employees of the Philippine Information Agency cry foul over the agency s Facebook exposé