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Rappler's latest stories on inordinate delay


Sandiganbayan dismisses case vs Aklan governor, wife over delay

Nov 18, 2018 - 8:20 PM

The court says the right to speedy disposition of cases was violated, so the charges against Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores and his wife must be junked

AKLAN CHIEF. Aklan Governor Florencio Miraflores says he's prepared to face the complaint filed against him before the Office of the Ombudsman. Photo from the Aklan Province Facebook page

EXPLAINER: SC ruling on inordinate delay and why it matters

Aug 01, 2018 - 5:09 PM

It's now up to new Ombudsman Samuel Martires to use the ruling to their advantage

Office of the Ombudsman Photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

SC rules what constitutes inordinate delay in resolving cases

Jul 31, 2018 - 5:24 PM

From now on, when defendants try to have their cases dismissed based on delay, the fact-finding phase cannot be counted as part of the investigation period

VICTORY? The Office of the Ombudsman gets its desired result as the Supreme Court voted to exclude from the count on inordinate delay the fact-finding period.

Sandiganbayan divisions disagree on inordinate delay in Echiverri cases

Jul 31, 2018 - 2:16 PM

The periods in question and facts are the same, yet former Caloocan mayor Recom Echiverri is acquitted by one Sandiganbayan division but not by another, as the issue of inordinate delay threatens the campaign against corruption

Sandiganbayan Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Morales hits Sandiganbayan for inordinate delay doctrine 'excuse'

Jul 03, 2018 - 11:21 AM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales is increasingly frustrated over the inordinate delay doctrine as she may be retiring on July 26 without seeing a clear solution to the problem

INORDINATE DELAY. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales hit the inordinate delay doctrine during the integrity caravan of the Office of the Ombudsman on July 2, 2018, also attended by the office's top officials. Photo courtesy of the Office of the Ombudsman

Supreme Court will clarify guidelines on delay doctrine – Morales

Jun 27, 2018 - 3:00 PM

‘That has been the source of so much frustration on our part,’ says the retiring Ombudsman

GUIDELINES. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales says the Supreme Court will clarify guidelines on what constitutes an inordinate delay. Photo by Rappler

Sandiganbayan justice supports bid to strike down inordinate delay doctrine

Jul 28, 2017 - 6:28 PM

The Sandiganbayan has dismissed 79 corruption cases from January 2016 to May 2017 based on inordinate delay

Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Efren Dela Cruz speaks at the "Integrity and Anti-Corruption Initiatives in Changing Times" symposium in Cubao on July 28, 2017. Photo by Office of the Ombudsman

SC nominee Gesmundo: Rules should be revised for faster justice

Jul 04, 2017 - 6:49 PM

Justice Gesmundo pushes for a more proactive court

JBC INTERVIEWS. Sandiganabayan Associate Justice Alexander Gesmundo is interviewed by the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on July 4, 2017 for a vacancy at the Supreme Court.

Devanadera cleared in P6-B graft case due to Ombudsman delay

May 17, 2017 - 3:38 PM

The dismissal of the case against the Arroyo time chief government corporate counsel adds to the list of cases dismissed by the anti graft court for probe delays

CLEARED. Former government counsel Agnes Devanadera escapes arraignment on April 20, 2017 due to her urgent motion to quash. She is cleared a little more than a month later. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Sandiganbayan drops another fertilizer fund scam case due to delay

Apr 26, 2017 - 8:45 PM

The Sandiganbayan is unsatisfied with the Ombudsman s explanation that the scam was widespread and difficult to investigate

Sandiganbayan photo by Darren Langit/Rappler

Ombudsman defends 'delayed' cases

Apr 25, 2017 - 5:17 PM

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales also takes a swipe at the Sandiganbayan in connection with the court s handling of the pork barrel scam cases: Hindi rin ba yan inordinate delay?

ON THE DEFENSE. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales calls for a news conference on April 25, 2017 with her executives in tow, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Gerard Mosquera (left) and Acting Special Prosecutor Omar Sagada (right) to defend the office on the issue of inordinate delay. Photo by Lian Buan/Rappler

Devanadera also uses 'delay' doctrine in bid to drop P6B graft case

Apr 21, 2017 - 11:30 AM

The urgent motion of former government counsel Agnes Devanadera prompts a Sandiganbayan justice to quip: Are you a Johnny come lately?

Court drops P6B graft case, blames Ombudsman for delay

Apr 13, 2017 - 3:06 PM

This recent dismissal illustrates the continuing conflict between the Sandiganbayan and the Ombudsman on the principle of inordinate delay

Sandiganbayan dismisses another graft case for delay

Apr 11, 2017 - 11:47 AM

Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr and his daughter Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez are acquitted just two months after the anti graft court ordered their arrest

CASE DISMISSAL. The Parojinogs join 44 other officials who are acquitted of corruption charges from 2015 to 2016 because of Sandiganbayan giving merit to the inordinate delay argument. Photo by: DARREN LANGIT

Ombudsman asks SC to strike down ‘delay’ doctrine

Apr 01, 2017 - 11:00 AM

The Office of the Ombudsman says the anti graft court Sandiganbayan s interpretation of the delay doctrine is confusing and risks letting corrupt officials go unscathed