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…

Labella leaves probe on lost chickens to Ombudsman

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 07/25/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella said he would leave the investigation of the donated chickens allegedly sold to the public to the Office of the Ombudsman. The mayor said that since the Barangay…

Sambag residents file complaint to Ombudsman over missing chickens

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/23/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The case of the “missing” chickens in Cebu City is not over yet. A group of residents from Barangay Sambag I in this city have filed administrative and criminal complaints against responsible city…

Ombudsman probes DOH mess in virus response

Patricia Denise M. Chiu 06/18/2020

MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Samuel Martires on Wednesday said he had ordered an investigation of the alleged irregularities committed by Department of Health (DOH) officials and employees, including Health Secretary Francisco Duque III, in responding to the…

Koko Pimentel sorry; Ombudsman mulling over probe

Leila B. Salaverria 03/27/2020

Sen. Aquilino “Koko” Pimentel III on Thursday appealed for understanding and compassion as he offered an apology to Makati Medical Center (MMC) for violating his own and the hospital’s quarantine protocols meant to stop the spread of…

Labella okays release of financial assistance of barangays, but …

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 01/02/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo said he would allow the release of P5 million financial assistance to barangays with incomplete liquidation reports as soon as possible. However, these barangays must submit an affidavit of…

CA junks Ombud’s simple negligence ruling against former Daanbantayan Mayor Corro

Norman V. Mendoza 11/29/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Court of Appeals has completely exonerated Corro on the Ombudsman’s previous finding on him for simple negligence. The Office of the Ombudsman in its May 25, 2017 Joint Resolution found former Daanbantayan,…

Santa Fe mayor on complaint filed at Ombudsman: No truth to councilor’s allegations

Alven Marie A. Timtim 11/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — “All Santa Fe-hanon knows wala gyud na sa akong batasan mag ingana (its’ not my attitude to do that).” This was the reply of Santa Fe Mayor Ithamar Espinosa after Councilor Joan Gay Nepangue…

Former Lapu-Lapu councilor won’t push through with complaint against Mayor Chan  

Norman V. Mendoza 10/23/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines —The former Lapu-Lapu City councilor who filed a complaint against Lapu-Lapu Mayor Junard Chan and acting City Legal Officer Allan James Sayson for usurpation of authority and official function has executed an affidavit of…

Malou Loot, businessman gets prison term for graft, malversation of funds

Rosalie Abatayo 08/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The anti-graft court has ordered former Daanbantayan mayor Ma. Luisa Loot and businessman Samuel Moralde jailed for at least eight years for graft and the malversation of public funds. The crime was committed…

CA clears Naga Mayor Chiong of admin raps on petroleum firm permit issue

Rosalie O. Abatayo 07/17/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The appellate court has cleared Naga City, Cebu Mayor Valdemar Chiong of administrative charges of grave misconduct and gross negligence over the issuance of a conditional mayor’s permit to a petroleum company, despite…

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