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 …

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, …