Ex-Leyte mayor  suspended for illegally using government vehicle with his family 

MANILA, Philippines— For using the government vehicle without a trip ticket,  Matag-ob, Leyte ex-Mayor Agustin Pedrano, Sr. and his driver are ordered suspended over Simple Misconduct. Pedrano is  suspended for one month and one day after an investigation found that the mayor used the municipality’s Nissan Urvan without any supporting documents. On 26 August 2013, …

Ombudsman charges ex-Bacolod congressman for SEA Games fund mess

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered that former Bacolod Representative Monico Puentevella be tried for Malversation of Public Funds and violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) before the Sandiganbayan. This, after Ombudsman investigators found that Puentevella had failed to account for the multi-million peso …

3 former GSIS employees convicted of graft for payroll padding

MANILA, Philippines—Three former employees of the state-owned Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) were convicted for payroll padding. In the decision promulgated by Judge Edwin Ramizo, Computer Operator IV Clemente Flojo, Data Controller IV Reuben Cellona, and Computer Terminal Operator IV Emmanuel Valera were found to have demanded and received in 2004, the amount of P55,000.00 …

Ombuds affirms dismissal of 5 NCMF execs

THE Office of the Ombudsman affirmed Monday the dismissal of five officials of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) over anomalous utilization of the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of the late Maguindanao Representative Simeon Datumanong. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has affirmed the dismissal and perpetual disqualification from public office of Secretary/Commissioner Mehol Sadain, Director …

Ombudsman indicts of Ex-congressman for P15M PDAF

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman  affirmed the filing of graft and Malversation charges against Rodolfo Antonino, the former representative of the 4th district of Nueva Ecija over the anomalous use of his P15,000,000.00 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) for 2007. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has affirmed the filing of two counts of Malversation and …

Ombudsman orders dismissal of Cagayan de Oro City Mayor

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal of Cagayan De Oro city Mayor Oscar Moreno for graft involving P1.4-million lease of heavy equipment without conducting any public bidding. The graft charges against Moreno stemmed from a lease of heavy equipment during his incumbency as Misamis Oriental Governor. He is now serving as …

Former North Cotabato Mayor, nine others facing graft charges

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of a graft case against former Binansilan town Mayor Betty Allado and nine other government employees. The Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former Mayor Betty Allado of Banisilan, Cotabato, with violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) …

Budget Undersecretary, 14 others placed under preventive suspension over PDAF scam

Manila, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman imposed a 90-day suspension a Department of Budget and Management (DBM) Undersecretary for operations for his involvement in the multi-million controversial Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). Undersecretary Mario Relampagos was placed under a 90-day suspension pendente lite by the Sandiganbayan for his involvement PDAF scam of former Association …

For not declaring five motorcycles, ex-Dinagat Islands mayor faces trial

MANILA, Philippines–For failure to declare five motorcycles, the former Mayor of Dinagat Islands is facing charges of perjury as she misrepresented her Statement of Assets Liabilities and Networth (SALN). The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge former Dinagat Islands mayor Gwendolyn Ecleo with three counts of perjury as penalized under Article …

Butuan ex-mayor may face trial over P15m CT scan donation

MANILA, Philippines- Former Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. may face trial over P15M City Scan Donation. This, after the Office of the Ombudsman probable cause to charge Amante in court for one count of violation of Section 3(g) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) before the Sandiganbayan. The charge …