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 …

P800-M needed for rebuilding of Marawi schools — Briones

MANILA, Philippines —The government needs to spend P800-million to rebuild the 15 schools destroyed by the clash between the government troops and the IS-inspired Maute group  in Marawi City. There are 132 schools in Marawi which need rehabilitation but fifteen are severely damaged which needs reconstruction. Rebuilding  and rehabilitation will cost the government about P2.3-billion …

 The list of 132 Mayors in Mindanao affected by the NaPolCom order

DAVAO CITY (July 5)—The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation of seven (7) Governors and 132 Mayors in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and in the city of Cotabato. Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that their …

NAPOLCOM strips police power  from 7 Governors and 132 Mayors in Mindanao.

DAVAO CITY, Philippines—The National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) ordered the withdrawal of the deputation of seven (7) Governors and 132 Mayors in the provinces of Maguindanao, Lanao del Sur, Lanao del Norte, Sultan Kudarat, Sulu, Basilan, Tawi-Tawi and in the city of Cotabato. Napolcom Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Atty. Rogelio T. Casurao said that their deputation …

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 …

Martila Law in Mindanao Valid-Supreme Court

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— The Supreme Court says President Rodrigo Duterte’s declaration of Martial Law and the suspension of the privilege of Writ of Habeas Corpus  in Mindanao valid and  within the ambit of the Constitutional. The justices voted 11-3-1 in favor of Proclamation No, 216 or Martial Law Monday morning, July 4 which rendered the …

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, …

Marawi City: shattered lives, tattered homes but  we will rise.-Sec. Alonto

DAVAO CITY, Philippines— He was born and raised in Marawi. he joined the Moro national Liberation Front (MNLF) in the hope of raising the real voice of his roots-Maranao, he joined government to personally help his people. Development was on sight, but everything turned upside down when Marawi City was attacked on May 23. When …