Monico Puentevella, Suspended 9 Days Before Stepping Down

Monico Puentevella, Suspended 9 Days Before Stepping Down

Bacolod Mayor, Monico Puentevella suspended for one month. Monico Puentevella, the out going Mayor of Bacolod City, was suspended for one month and one day by the Office of the Ombudsman nine days before the end of his term in office. The suspension was due to the Mayors’s refusal to implement the suspension of the … Read more

Sandiganbayan Orders Arrest Warrant to North Cotabato Gov. Mendoza

The country’s anti-graft court, Sandiganbayan ordered the arrest of the controversial North Cotabato Governor Emmylou Taliño-Mendoza for the 3 graft charges pending against her. Based upon the arrest warrant issued by Sandiganbayan, it was signed by four members of the anti-graft court’s First Division on Tuesday, April 26. The court found probable cause in the … Read more

Ombudsman Investigates Pres. Aquino & Sec. Abad in Connection with DAP

The President of the Republic of the Philippines, Pres. Benigno S. Aquino III and Budget Secretary Florencio Abad are under investigation by the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with the government’s controversial and discontinued Disbursement Acceleration Program (DAP). According to Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales, her office began the investigation moto proprio, or on its … Read more

Justice Secretary Leila de Lima Nominated to be the Next Ombudsman

Justice Secretary Leila De Lima

It has been announced that Justice Secretary Leila de Lima is one of the nominated to be the next Ombudsman filling in the position of Merceditas Gutierrez. According to the one page letter coming from (–foul word(s) removed–)istant State Prosecutor Romeo Senson, he said that De Lima would be the best character to be the … Read more

Ombudsman Prosecutors Asked Supreme Court to Stop the Dismissal Order

Deputy Ombudsman Emilio Gonzales III

Last Tuesday, prosecutors in the office of the Ombudsman have asked the Supreme Court to stop the implementation of President Noynoy Aquino’s order of dismissing them from government service. The Office of the President imposes a disciplinary sanction against the prosecutors. Upon the receipt of the petition, high court has questioned the jurisdiction of the … Read more

Ombudsman Impeachment: Recommended by Senate committee

Senate Blue committee has recommended an impeachment trial against Ombudsman Merceditas Gutierrez with regards to the alleged bungling of the plunder case against former comptroller Carlos Garcia. A request to eliminate the four other state prosecutors is also proposed by the committee. In the partial report presented by the Chairman of committee, Senator Teofisto Guingona … Read more