Ombudsman Martires: Cupidity? Stupidity?

Solita Collas-Monsod - @inquirerdotnet 09/26/2020

Yesterday’s editorial in this newspaper, “Who is he protecting?” referring to Ombudsman Samuel Martires, described his recent actions as “seemingly intent on defanging a law intended to pinpoint graft in governance and on providing a convenient shield…

Ex-Ombudsman to Martires on order limiting SALN access: ‘You are supposed to be transparent’

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 09/24/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The decision of Ombudsman Samuel Martires to limit public access to a government official’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) goes against a constitutional principle which calls for transparency, his predecessor said.…

3 PhilHealth officials leave House hearing due to health reasons

Neil Arwin Mercado - Reporter / @NAMercadoINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Three officials of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) have left the hearing being conducted in the House of Representatives due to health reasons. During Wednesday’s joint hybrid hearing of the House committees on good…

Sotto rebukes Morales: PhilHealth doesn’t need Superman, just axe all corrupt execs

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 08/12/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Senate President Vicente Sotto III on Wednesday rebuked Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president Ricardo Morales over his recent remark that even “Superman” cannot rid the state insurance firm of corruption. “Tanggalin mo lahat…

PhilHealth chief Morales files medical leave amid corruption allegations

Krissy Aguilar - Reporter / @KAguilarINQ 08/10/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president Ricardo Morales on Monday bared he already filed a medical leave amid probe on alleged irregularities within the agency. “But you know, in this case, nature has intervened…

2 top PhilHealth execs’ illness bared amid corruption probes

Leila B. Salaverria - Reporter / @LeilasINQ 08/09/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The head and a senior officer of Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) are unlikely to personally appear at the resumption of the Senate investigation of the alleged irregularities and corruption in the state insurer…

Duterte still trusts PhilHealth chief despite corruption claims, says Bong Go

Christia Marie Ramos - Reporter / @CMRamosINQ 07/27/2020

MANILA, Philippines — President Rodrigo Duterte still trusts Philippine Health Insurance Corp. (PhilHealth) president and CEO Ricardo Morales despite allegations of widespread corruption within the agency, former special assistant to the president and now Senator Christopher “Bong”…

Cogon drug bust: Man nabbed with P1M shabu

Alven Marie Timtim, Benjie Talisic 07/13/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 21-year-old man, whom police allegedly described as a member of a big-time drug group operating in Cebu, was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Barangay Cogon Ramos in Cebu City in the…

Morales to Martires

Editorial 07/27/2018

The good news is that President Rodrigo Duterte’s longtime counsel, Edna Batacan has not succeeded Conchita Carpio-Morales at the helm of the Office of the Ombudsman. Batacan had sparked controversy when she confessed to being party to…

Ombudsman Morales urges workers to shun corruption

Ador Vincent Mayol 12/02/2017

Resist temptations. Shun corruption. Live within your means. So was the unsolicited advice of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio–Morales to both workers in government and those in private sectors as the nationwide war against dishonesty and fraud continues. “Upholding…

Ombudsman Morales ‘not privy’ to nephew’s alleged Customs dealings

Inquirer.net 08/29/2017

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Tuesday said she does not have any knowledge about the activities of her nephew and presidential son-in-law Mans Carpio after the latter was accused of having illegal dealings with the Bureau of Customs…

Makisig Morales gives a glimpse of his life in Australia

Michelle Joy L. Padayhag 08/26/2017

  IT SEEMS that former actor Makisig Morales has started a new chapter in his life. Morales, who rose to fame during “Little Big Star” in 2005 at Kapamilya Network, now lives in Australia with his family.…

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