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PRESS RELEASE/STATEMENT

“The Office of the Ombudsman would prefer to work quietly and away from the limelight, particularly when the reputation of people in the government is concerned. After all, we still operate under the Constitutional presumption of innocence and the statutory...

STATEMENT OF OMBUDSMAN SAMUEL R. MARTIRES

This pertains to the observations of the Commission on Audit (COA) anent the Department of Health’s (DOH) 2020 budget utilization as contained in its Annual Audit Report (AAR).  It must be noted that the AAR contains several Audit Observation Memorandum reports, and...

OMB rolls out values education campaign in pilot areas

The Office of the Ombudsman has launched its values education campaign as part of its character transformation plan under the umbrella of the WE PROTECT (We Establish Public Responsibility Outcomes through Enforcement, Collaboration and Transformation) program....