Press Release

Zamboanga del Sur vice-mayor gets jail term for graft

The Sandiganbayan convicted former mayor, now vice-mayor, Allan Damas of Kumalarang, Zamboanga del Sur, of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act). Damas was sentenced to imprisonment ranging from six years and one...

Sandiganbayan suspends SLSU professor

The Sandiganbayan ordered the 90-day suspension pendente lite of Southern Luzon State University (SLSU) Professor I Susana Salvacion. In the Sandiganbayan’s Minute Resolution, the anti-graft court directed Salvacion to cease and desist from further performing and/or...

Ombudsman dismisses Bacolod registrar of deeds

The Office of the Ombudsman found Registrar of Deeds Romulo Gonzaga of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, guilty of Grave Misconduct and Conduct Prejudicial to the Service, and ordered his dismissal from the service. The Office also found probable cause to charge...

Bulacan officials to face charges for illegal dumpsite

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former mayor Isagani Castro and 10 other local officials of Paombong, Bulacan, with violation of Section 48(9) in relation to Sections 37 and 49(d) of Republic Act No. 9003 (Ecological Solid Waste Management...

Maguindanao mayor to face charges for non-filing of SALNs

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge mayor Bai Zandria Ampatuan of Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, with four counts of violation of Section 8 of Republic Act No. 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and...