Town Vice mayor and ex-mayor dad wounded in Maguindanao attack

DAVAO CITY, Philippines – A municipal Vice Mayor and his father, a former Mayor and six other persons were wounded when armed men lobbed a grenade on their car Friday afternoon, April 20. The victims were on their way home from Golden Mosque after the Friday Islamic Prayer in Barangay Poblacion, Talayan town when unidentified …

PHL Ombudsman meets China counterpart

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman welcomed officials from the National Bureau of Corruption Prevention (NBCP) and the Department of International Cooperation of the CPC Central Commission for Discipline Inspection and Ministry of Supervision from the People’s Republic of China on 10 April 2017. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales welcomed the delegation from the People’s …

Cebu Officials face trial for graft

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge six local executives of Ronda, Cebu, for 15 counts for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Facing trial for graft before the Sandiganbayan are Mayor Mariano Blanco III, Oscar Pilapil (Municipal Engineer), Thelma Landiza (Municipal Budget Officer), Brigida Cabaron (Municipal …

OFW killed in Abu Dhabi road mishap identified

Abu Dhabi,UAE — The Abu Dhabi Police identified the  Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) killed during the MaundayThursday incident and  submitted it to the Philippine Embassy here. The police identified the fatalities as Veronica Dulay, 39,  and passengers Lord Christian Elli, 29, Daniel Paulo Paulino Paraiso, 31, and Marvin Mendoza, 28, all residents of Dubai. Though the …

9 Iloilo officials suspended

MANILA , Philippines–The Office of the Ombudsman has directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to implement the three-month suspension order against nine officials of the province of Iloilo for irregularities in the procurement of medicines and medical supplies. The Ombudsman investigation found guilty of Simple Misconduct were Lyd Tupas (Provincial Accountant), Sandra …

Negros to get bulk of P194-M sugarcane block farm funds

BACOLOD CITY — Negros Island Region (NIR) will get the bulk of the P194 million worth of sugar block farming project to be implemented in the Visayas this year, an official of the Sugar Regulatory Administration (SRA) said. Helen Lobaton, SRA focal person for sugar block farming in the Visayas, said as of Tuesday, there are …