Press Release

Former Maguindanao governor to face charges over P500M fund misuse

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former Maguindanao  Governor Datu Sajid Islam Ampatuan and Provincial Treasurer Osmeña Bandila before the Sandiganbayan with violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices...

Ombudsman dismisses Bacolod City Registrar of Deeds

The Office of the Ombudsman found Romulo Gonzaga, Registrar of Deeds of Bacolod City, Negros Occidental, guilty of Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of the Service and was ordered dismissed from the service. The penalty of dismissal from the service carries the...

Davao Oriental ex-mayor to face graft

The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former Mayor William Duma-an and Municipal Treasurer Arnold Samon, both from Caraga, Davao Oriental, with three counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices...

Former Quezon City brgy. captain convicted of graft

Presiding Judge Marilou Runes-Tamang of Branch 98 of the Regional Trial Court (RTC) of Quezon City convicted Fermin Bilaos, former Barangay Chairman of Bagong Pag-asa, Quezon City, of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act...

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...