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 …

DavOr  State U officials suspended for bid anomalies 

MANILA, Philippines (April 4) –A State University President and five other officials were orded suspended for six months over bidding anomaly. The Office of the Ombudsman found Jonathan Bayogan, presiden of the Davao Oriental State College of Science and Technology (DOSCST) together with Airma Ladera (Chairman, Bids and Awards Committee), Vivian Labasano (OIC-Director for Administrative …

Ombudsman suspends Western Samar officials for misconduct 

MANILA,  Philippines (APRIL 2) –Seven local government officials of Hinabangan, Western Samar, have been found administratively and criminally liable for irregularities in multi-million peso procurement projects undertaken from 2010 until  2011. Facing indictment for four counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices (Republic Act No. 3019) are former Mayor Alejandro Abarratigue, …

Former prexy of Abra Institute convicted of graft 

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has found the former president of Abra State Institute of Science and Technology, Santiago Labanen, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violation of two counts of violation of Section 3(e); and one count for violation of Section 3(g) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019).  He was …

Valladolid, Negros Occidental officials to be tried for graft

MANILA, Philippines – Eight officials of Valladolid, Negros Occidental have been found liable for the irregularities that attended the disbursement of public funds in 2008. Undergoing trial over graft case include Former Mayor Romel Yogore, Giovanni Robles (Municipal Agricultural Officer), Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) members Joseph Alfonso Manayon, Ernesto Genobis, Daisy Galve, Cherryl Aguirre, …

Duterte unfazed by Impeachment complaint

DAVAO CITY, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte shrugged off impeachment complaint filed against him by former renegade soldiers belonging to Magdalo group. Speaking before the FiIlipino community in  Myanmar Monday night, March 21, 2017 he doesn’t care of the impeachment complaint filed by partylist Representative Gary Alejano and his cohorts as long as he is …

7 DA-Davao City executives charged over P15M bidding scam   

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of multiple graft charges against officials of the Department of Agriculture (DA) Regional Field Unit XI in Davao City for mishandling the utilization of the P10 million 2005 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) of then Davao Oriental Representative Joel Mayo Almario. Facing multiple counts of violation …

Ombudsman dismisses 9 PDAF and Malampaya scam cohorts 

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from the service of nine executives from the National Council for Muslim Filipinos (NCMF), Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) and a Chief for Political Affairs for their involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) and Malampaya scams. Found guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial …

NorthCot Vice Gov dismisssed over PDAF scam

NORTH COTABATO VICE GOVERNOR ordered dismissed from service OVER PDAF scam The Ombudsman found probable cause to order the dismissal from office and perpetual disqualification from holding public office of North Cotabato Vice Governor Gregorio Ipong Ipong along with former Technology and Livelihood Resource Center Director General Antonio Ortiz; former TLRC Deputy Director General Dennis …