SC upholds CA decision clearing Gwen over Balili property cases

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/30/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Justice has prevailed, as always.” This was the comment of Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia on the Supreme Court (SC) ruling, affirming the decision of the Court of Appeals (CA) to dismiss the administrative…

Gwen on admin cases filed against her: Baseless and ridiculous

Morexette Marie B. Erram 11/23/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – “Baseless and ridiculous.” This was how Cebu Governor Gwendolyn Garcia described the administrative cases filed against her for allegedly mishandling the COVID-19 outbreak in the province. “They are making a mockery of the…

Charges filed against Labella, Rama, other city execs for Carbon modernization

Dyrecka Letigio 09/08/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A group of Cebu City residents has filed charges of grave misconduct and corruption against Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella, Vice Mayor Michael Rama, some City Council members, and other city officials over…

Ombudsman not yet inclined to probe DOH

Mariejo S. Ramos 08/23/2021

Ombudsman Samuel Martires said on Friday that he would rather wait for the Department of Health (DOH) to comply with the recommendations of state auditors before launching a probe of the agency’s alleged irregularities. “The Office of…

Ombudsman: Suspension vs 7 cops over illegal arrest of suspects in Bohol town mayor’s slay

Philippine Daily Inquirer 08/10/2021

  CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the three-month suspension of seven policemen who were accused of illegally arresting three suspects in the 2017 killing of Mayor Gisela Boniel of Bien Unido…

Caubian brgy chief suspended for 1 year for punching pa’s supporter

Futch Anthony Inso 07/30/2021

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Caubian Barangay Captain Jackson Matbagon will file a motion for reconsideration after the Office of the Ombudsman suspended him for one year. This was based on the complaint filed by a certain Mark…

PhilHealth, Chong Hua deny accusations of fraud

Morexette Marie B. Erram 02/09/2021

CEBU CITY, Philippines – The Philippine Health Insurance Corporation in Central Visayas (PhilHealth-7) and Chong Hua Hospital both denied on Tuesday, February 9 committing fraud on coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) reimbursement packages. The two are now facing…

Labella, Tumulak to answer complaints about Muslim cemetery desecration

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 10/31/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella and Councilor David Tumulak said they would answer the complaints filed against them by a Muslim Community in the city for allegedly desecrating a Muslim cemetery. The complaint…

Consumers threaten FDA with graft charges over e-cigs and heated tobacco rules

Inquirer.net 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) continues to face backlash from stakeholders who are now threatening to file graft charges before the Ombudsman following the regulatory agency’s admission of receiving funds from foreign vested…

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…

Basak San Nicolas chief to appeal suspension

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/12/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Basak San Nicolas Barangay Captain Norman Navarro will try to appeal the six-month suspension imposed on him by the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) due to allegations over the…

Rama: Complaints over chicken are political

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 08/27/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Councilor Eduardo Rama Jr. is once again facing a complaint over alleged selling of donated chickens to the public — a month after he faced the City Council to explain that…

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