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 …

Leyte mayor dismissed for favoring brother

MANILA, Philippines– The Office of the Ombudsman has found former Mayor Melchor Quemado, Sr. of Sta. Fe, Leyte, guilty of Grave Misconduct and ordered his dismissal from the service. The dismissal order carries the accessory penalties of perpetual disqualification to hold public office, forfeiture of all benefits and cancellation of civil service eligibility. The Ombudsman …

Ombudsman reminds all government officials and employees to file SALN

MANILA, Philippines- The Office of the Ombudsman is reminding all government officials and employees to submit their Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) ahead of the April 30 deadline. Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales called on public servants to file their SALN. The annual filing of SALN is a constitutional and statutory obligation of …

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 …

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 …

For P18k public fund ex-Councilor in hot water

MANILA, Philippines –A former Councilor from Calbiga Samar, is facing malversation case for falsifying public and private documents in his liquidation for P18,000. The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman ordered the filing of multiple charges against former Sangguniang Bayan member, David Bacsal of Calbiga, Samar. The malversation case against Bacsal stemmed from the 2011 8th …