For failure to liquidate P200k allowance, Former Alcoy, Cebu mayor is charged

MANILA, Philippines— Former Alcoy Cebu Mayor Nicomedes De los Santos is facing 12 counts of violation of Article 218 (Failure to Render Accounts) of the Revised Penal Code before the Sandiganbayan. Ombudsman investigation found out Delos Santos  received  P199, 624.00 as cash advances from November 2006 to July 2011 but he failed to submit his …

CDO Agri exec suspended over bio-fertilizer anomaly

MANILA, Philippines—the regional director of the department of Agriculture in Cagayan de Oro City is facing one month suspension over simple neglect of duty over the multi-million Bio-Organic Fertilizer Program. The  Office of the Ombudsman suspended for one month and one day  Lealyn Ramos, the Regional Executive Director of the Department of Agriculture (DA) in …

For not declaring business ties with “Jessa Zaragoza”, Ex-village chief imprisoned

MANILA, Philippines—A former village chief is convicted for falsifying his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN). The Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 40 of Quezon City  convicted former Batasan Hills Barangay Chairman Ranulfo Ludovica was convicted of Falsification of Public Documents and five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical …

Ombudsman orders forfeiture of P29-mllion of ill-gotten wealth of ex-PNP chief Purisima

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition before the Sandiganbayan to initiate forfeiture proceedings for the recovery of the unexplained wealth of former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima and his family amounting to P29.2 million. In its 04 July 2017 Consolidated Resolution, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales ordered …

3 former Deped officials face trial for ill-gotten wealth

MANILA, Philippines—The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of a petition to initiate forfeiture proceedings for ill-gotten wealth. The Ombudsman ordered  forfeiture proceedings against former Department of Education (DepEd) Regional Director Jesus Nieves, in conspiracy with his wife and daughter, respondents Segundina Nieves and Gwendolyn Sola.  Segundina was a former Education Supervisor II …

Sulu Vicegov, two mayors face charges for SALN violations 

MANILA, Philippines—For failure to file their Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN) Sulu Vice-Governor and two other municipal mayors. The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of five counts of violation of Section 8 of the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees  against Abdulsakur  Tan;  Maimbung …

For mulcting businessman, BIR officials facing charge 

MANILA, Philippines—Two officials of the Bureau of Internal Revenue were charged  with bribery after they were caught red handed receiving grease money from taxpayer. Office of the Ombudsman  ordered the filing of charges against Nora Halamani (Group Supervisor) and Abolais Ampa (Revenue Officer III) of BIR  Revenue District Office 29 in Manila. Halamani and Ampa …

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 …