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Customs worker faces suspension for wrong SALN


A CUSTOMS employee faces a six-month suspension without pay for false information he submitted in his statement of assets and liabilities (SALN) for several years. The Ombudsman-Visayas found German Antopina, document processor of the Bureau of Customs, guilty of the administrative charge of less serious dishonesty following a complaint filed in November 24, 2015. The […]

Posted: April 20th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Social welfare officer warned on delays in reimbursing advances


A SOCIAL welfare officer of Sibonga town, southern Cebu was reprimanded by the Ombudsman-Visayas for her delay in liquidating her cash advances worth P4,302 last year. In a joint resolution, graft investigation officer Michael Mernardo Jr. chided Sibonga social welfare officer Mildred Lauron for belatedly reimbursing her cash advances. Lauron was likewise warned that similar […]

Posted: February 28th, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Ombud suspends OWWA exec anew


AFTER serving a nine-month suspension two years ago, the regional director of the Overseas Workers Welfare Administration (OWWA) was suspended anew by the Ombudsman-Visayas for simple misconduct. Regional OWWA Director Wilfreda Misterio will serve a six-month suspension due to complaints filed in December 1, 2015 by Romyl Cabillo, Rondell Nolido and Edliza Albo who were […]

Posted: January 23rd, 2017 in Headlines | Read More »

Minglanilla village chief faces charges


A complaint was filed before the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas against barangay captain Joey Edgar Camota of Tungkil, Minglanilla town in southern Cebu for violations of Republic Act 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees and Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. Complainants […]

Posted: November 23rd, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Ermita officials charged before Ombuds-Visayas


The Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency 7 Regional Director Yogi Ruiz has formally filed criminal and administrative complaints against all the elected officials of Barangay Ermita at the Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas Friday morning. The administrative complaints include gross misconduct, gross neglect of duty, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service while the […]

Posted: November 18th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Ombud dismisses raps against Tomas


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales dismissed the criminal case for indirect bribery against Mayor Tomas Osmeña in relation to the Dodge Charger cars he received due to lack of probable cause. Morales also dismissed the administrative case for misconduct for lack of substantial evidence. Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña gave reporters a copy of the decision […]

Posted: November 15th, 2016 in Breaking | Read More »

Ombudsman reminds DILG to enforce suspension order


THE Ombudsman-Visayas directed the regional Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG-7) to enforce the one month suspension order against Tudela town Mayor Erwin Yu. Yu was ordered suspended by the Ombudsman on charges of simple misconduct for his refusal to implement a Civil Service Commission (CSC) order to reinstate and pay the back wages […]

Posted: October 5th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Alcoy registrar suspended


The Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas has suspended municipal civil registrar Ferdinand Edward Mercado of Alcoy, Cebu after he was found guilty of simple neglect of duty. Mercado was meted a penalty of three-month suspension without pay, convertible to a payment of fine equivalent to his salary for three months if suspension could no longer be […]

Posted: September 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Probe sought on airport’s lot purchase


BUSINESSMAN Crisologo Saavedra filed a complaint with the Ombudsman-Visayas seeking an investigation into reports of alleged overpricing of a parcel of land bought by the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA). Saavedra’s complaint named MCIA manager Paul Villarete, Pericles Dakay, lawyers Glenn Napuli and Cyril Apao, Eduarda Patalinghug, Maximo Patalinghug, Juana Maranga, and Apolonio Maranga […]

Posted: August 1st, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »

Ombud probe sought on sacking of health workers


CEBU City’s barangay officials called on the Ombudsman-Visayas to investigate the unilateral termination of barangay health workers ordered by Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña. In a written complaint, Councilor Phillip Zafra said under the Local Government Code, the appointment or replacement of any appointive barangay officials, which include the health workers, belong to the respective […]

Posted: July 24th, 2016 in Headlines | Read More »