Tawi-Tawi ex-governor pleads guilty to SALN error 

MANILA, Philippines —The former governor of the province of Tawi-Tawi, Sadikul Sahali, has pleaded guilty before the Sandiganbayan for six counts of violation of Section 8 of Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (Republic Act No. 6713). Sahali was re-arraigned with the assistance of his counsel and was apprised of …

Ombudsman bars ex-agri secretary from government service

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman recommended the perpetual disqualification from public service for former Agriculture Secretary Proceso Alcala. In two separate decision,  the Office of the Ombudsman has found Alcala guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service. The Ombudsman meted the penalty of dismissal from …

Customs arrests Manila port employees for alleged corruption

MANILA, Philippines — Agents of the Intelligence and Investigation Service (CIIS) and Enforcement and Security Services (ESS) of the Bureau of Customs (BOC) arrested on Saturday, September 30,  an employee of the Manila International Container Port (MICP) and two cohorts for alleged corruption inside the container yard of the port. Commissioner Isidro Lapena identified the …

Ex-DSWD Secretary and Ex-Congressman charged over P10-million pork barrel scam

MANILA, Philippines —  Former Caloocan second district Representative Mari Mitzi Cajayon is facing a string of criminal charges before the Sandiganbayan for her involvement in the P10-million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam. This after the Office of the Ombudsman found Cajayon  falsified public documents which enabled her to siphon funds  intended to benefit her …

Former barangay exec convicted of graft 

MANILA, Philippines — A former barangay secretary of Quezon City was sentenced to imprisonment after being found guilty of six counts of graft. Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang of Regional Trial Court (Branch 980 of Quezon City sentenced Carolyn Tabora, former secretary of Barangay Kamuning, Quezon City to imprisonment ranging from one year to four years for each count. …

Ex-mayor fined  for transferring midwife to beautify town

MANILA, Philippines — For reassigning a municipal widwife to the town’s beautification program of , ex-Titay, Zamboanga Sibugay Mayor Maria Esperanza Corazon Rillera was fined by the Ombudsman. The Ombudsman found Rillera guilty of violating the Magna Carta of Public Health Workers when she reassigned municipal midwife Consolacion Celeste to the Make Environment Clean, a …

Bislig City mayor and key officials dismissed for grave misconduct

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has dismissed Bislig City, Surigao del Sur Mayor Librado Navarro for Grave Misconduct for the anomalous purchases of  hydraulic excavator worth P14,750,000.00 in 2012. Aside from the dismissal, the Ombudsman has also ordered the cancellation of  Navarro’s eligibility, forfeiture of retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification for reemployment in …

Surigao del Sur mayor, 8 others  indicted  for graft 

MANILA, Philippines — Bislig City, Surigaro del Sur Mayor Librado Navarro is facing graft charges as the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of the case which before the Sandiganbayan. The Ombudsman decision published on August 25, stated Navarro’s case stemmed from the anomalous purchase of a hydraulic excavator in 2012 worth P 14,750,000.00, according …