Chan fires back: Malversation and graft cases lack basis, politically motivated

Futch Anthony Inso 02/17/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan describes the Malversation of Public Funds and Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act charges filed against him before the Office of the Visayas Ombudsman as having no basis…

7 Lapu village chiefs file malversation, graft charges vs Mayor Chan, 12 others

Futch Anthony Inso 02/15/2022

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines – Seven Lapu-Lapu City village chiefs have filed charges against Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan and some city officials and private individuals for alleged malversation of public funds and anti-graft and corrupt practices…

Task force to implement demolition of illegal structures in Sta. Fe town

Irene R. Sino Cruz 09/16/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines–A task force will be formed to implement environmental laws, especially in the resort areas of Sta. Fe town, Bantayan Island. The task force will be composed of representatives of the Local Government unit of…

Osmeña sues Dino for obstruction of justice

Edison Delos Angeles 02/07/2017

Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña has filed a complaint with the Office of the Visayas Ombudsman seeking to investigate Presidential Assistant for the Visayas Michael Dino for obstruction of justice. Osmeña also wanted Dino suspended to prevent…

Businessman accuses Cordova mayor of harassment

Norman V. Mendoza 07/23/2016

A BUSINESSMAN, who owns a 4,000-square meter property in Barangay Alegria, Cordova town in Mactan Island, is again turning to the Visayas Ombudsman for help after he claimed to being harassed yet again by Cordova Mayor Adelino…

Castro readies charges vs. cops

Carmel Loise Matus 03/11/2016

Charges of serious illegal detention, robbery, and grave misconduct were being prepared against some policemen who figured in a commotion with Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro shortly before midnight of March 7. Castro, who is…

Woman to file admin case vs Apura

Apple Ta-as 02/29/2016

A businesswoman accused Carcar City Mayor Nicepuro Apura of illegally closing their footwear stall on Jan. 20 in Barangay Valladolid. Hene Fernandez will file administrative complaint against the mayor today before the Visayas Ombudsman. In her sworn…

Labella ask Ombuds to direct council to act on SB1

Jose Santino S. Bunachita 11/27/2015

CEBU City Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella is asking the Office of the Visayas Ombudsman to direct council members to already act on the P2.8 billion Supplemental Budget 1 after the trial court declared as valid the use…

Ombudsman gives go signal for CICC repair

Victor Anthony V. Silva 08/12/2015

THE Office of the Ombudsman has green-lighted plans to rehabilitate the  idle  Cebu International Convention Center (CICC), which is the subject of a pending graft case. “There exists no legal impediment for Cebu Province, Mandaue City, and…

Begging for water and bread

07/01/2015

A sample of the solicitation letters supposedly released by Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama’s secretary Belinda Navasquez was posted on Facebook by a critic in the  Bando Osmena-Pundok Kauswagan (BO-PK).  This  spells trouble for Rama. Anti-graft laws…

6 months suspension for Aloguinsan mayor

Ador Vincent S. Mayol 01/03/2015

Aloguinsan Mayor Cynthia Moreno has to serve a suspension of six months for  selling two government-owned dump trucks without a public bidding in 2008. The Court of Appeals Cebu Station recently denied her plea and that of…

Abellanosa: Ombud dismissal ‘not final’

Ador Vincent S. Mayol, Doris C. Bongcac 11/20/2014

The Ombudsman-Visayas order to dismiss him from public service for conflict of interest isn’t final, Rep.  Rodrigo Abellanosa of Cebu City’s south district said yesterday. Abellanosa said his lawyers Eduardo Felipe and Lucas Carpio Jr. already filed…

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