Cebu City administrator faces complaint for ‘overpriced’ renting of vans, jeepneys

Dyrecka Letigio 09/22/2021

(UPDATED) CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Administrator Floro Casas, Jr., is once again in the hot seat due to another procurement issue raised by residents here. The two private complainants, Nicaster Elim Lumacad and Andrew Jacalan…

DOJ on Pacquiao claim: No stink raised yet vs DOH

Maricar Cinco, Marlon Ramos, Patricia Denise Chiu 07/01/2021

MANILA, Philippines — Senator Manny Pacquiao may have flagged the pandemic spending of the Department of Health (DOH) as questionable, but Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said on Wednesday, June 30, 2021, that the anti-corruption body formed by…

PhilHealth, Chong Hua officials charged for fraud in COVID claim

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – Another hospital in Cebu City is accused of committing fraudulent transactions involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) claims together with officials from the Philippine Health Insurance Corporation (PhilHealth). The National Bureau of Investigation in…

‘Cheap shot move,’ Labella slams village chief over garbage issue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has slammed Inayawan Barangay Captain Kirk Bryan Repollo for filing charges against the city government for the uncollected garbage in their barangay. The mayor and Department of Public…

After CICC cases dismissal, Gwen wants probe into property sale

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/06/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – After criminal cases filed against her were dismissed by the Ombudsman over the controversial Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia wants to claim the property back. Garcia, in a press…

Criminal cases vs. Gwen, Capitol officials over CICC dismissed

Morexette Marie B. Erram 01/05/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The state’s anti-graft investigating body has dismissed the criminal cases lodged against Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia and 11 others over the controversial Cebu International Convention Center (CICC). The Office of the Ombudsman, in…

5 Cebu barangay execs, 4 others face preventive suspension over SAP anomalies

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Nine barangay chiefs in Central Visayas, including five from Cebu, are facing preventive suspension for six months over alleged anomalies surrounding the first tranche of the Special Ammeloriation Program (SAP) fund distribution. They…

Santa Fe councilor files complaint against town mayor at Ombudsman

Alven Marie Timtim 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The first councilor of the Municipality of Santa Fe in northern Cebu filed a complaint at the Office of the Ombudsman against incumbent Mayor Ithamar Espinosa that stemmed from a conflict that happened…

Osmeña files raps against Labella over mayor’s office issue

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has filed charges against incumbent Mayor Edgardo Labella and his men in the Office of the Ombudsman for stopping the “restoration” of the mayor’s office.  In his…

Gealon: ‘I’m not afraid of Tomas Osmeña’

Delta Derycka C. Letigio 07/25/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines―I am not afraid of former mayor Tomas Osmeña. This was the statement of Cebu City Legal Officer Rey Gealon after he learned of the plans of Osmeña’s camp to request a redress from the…

PRO-7 RIAS: Bontuyan has records of six counts of dishonesty cases filed in Ombudsman

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 05/23/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines—The Police Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) revealed that slain Police Captain Delfin Bontuyan had six counts of dishonesty cases filed against him in 2016 at the Office of the Ombudsman in Central Visayas. Consequently,…

Bizman files Ombudsman case vs Davide, Capitol execs over a bidder’s qualification to build P1.3B resource center project

Rosalie O. Abatayo 01/28/2019

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — A Cebuano businessman today went to the Visayas Ombudsman  to lodge a complaint against Cebu Governor Hilario Davide III and at least five other Capitol officials for prequalifying WT Construction to bid for…

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