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US Dodge car repainted amid Ombud inquiry

September 14, 2012

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ONE of two controversial US Dodge Chargers being investigated by the Ombudsman-Visayas is now in a shop to be repainted and undergo maintenance check. Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district said the vehicle’s color will be changed to blue from its original black and white police car look. “Our intention was not really […]

PNoy borrows jets so what’s the fuss, says Tom

September 14, 2012

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IF using a borrowed vehicle is against the law, the Ombudsman should also investigate President Benigno Simeon Aquino who borrows jets from friends in some of his travels. “Is that illegal? They are stretching the law too far,” said Rep. Tomas Osmeña, who tried to strike a comparison with his present controversy over two Dodge […]

Ombud to probe Tom on cars, but DILG-7 keeping off case

September 13, 2012

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The Ombudsman-Visayas will investigate Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district for his use of a city government seal on one of two US Dodge sedans in his possession. Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Pelagio Apostol said he would start a fact-finding inquiry based on media reports. The l Department of Interior and Local Governments […]

Ombud-Visayas to probe Tomas for city seal on car

September 12, 2012

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The Ombudsman-Visayas will investigate Rep. Tomas Osmeña of Cebu City’s south district for his supposed use of a city government seal on one of two US Dodge cars in his possession. Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas Pelagio Apostol said they will launch a fact-finding investigation against Osmeña based on media reports. A group, which Apostol declined […]

Mike tells Tomas: Justify city gov’t seal on US Dodge car

September 12, 2012

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“Tarong ba na (Is that right)?” Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama posed this question to Cebu City Rep. Tomas Osmeña for keeping two US-made Dodge cars in his home, one of them still marked as a police car with the seal of the Cebu City government. Rama, who arrived in Cebu City from his China […]

Ombud to look into Capitol’s P29 M calamity fund use

September 5, 2012

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THE Ombudsman-Visayas said yesterday he will look into the Cebu provincial government’s release of P29 million calamity funds to areas outside of Cebu. “We will look into the legality of the allocation. I won’t tell you whether it is all right or not so as not to preempt the outcome of the probe,” Deputy Ombudsman […]

Balili lot reclaimed, but case to go on—Ombud

August 11, 2012

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WHAT used to be mostly underwater property in the province-owned Balili estate has been largely backfilled and covered with limestone or anapog. The ongoing reclamation of the coastal land by the Cebu provincial government was confirmed by residents in barangay Inoburan, a neighboring village of barangay Tina-an where the Balili property is located. Resident Japoy […]

Asst. Deputy Ombudsman retires with no successor; Major Cebu graft cases still pending in Manila

July 16, 2012

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A despedida party today awaits Asst. Ombudsman Virginia Palanca-Santiago who marks her 65th birthday, the official mandatory age of retirement. Not everyone, least of all her superior Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol, is eager to have an immediate successor to her post following her 16-year career in the anti-graft office. Apostol is seeking […]

All eyes on Corona during impeach trial

May 22, 2012

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The whole country will be tuning in to see Chief Justice Renato Corona testify in his own impeachment proceeding in the Senate, the spokesman of the House prosecution team said today. Deputy House Speaker Lorenzo “Erin” Tañada said they expect the Chief Justice to invoke his right against self-incrimination often to avoid ticklish questions during […]

Pelaez to sue Lapu-Lapu officials over garbage

May 22, 2012

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Businessman Efrain Pelaez Jr. yesterday said uncollected garbage in Lapu-Lapu City remains a critical problem despite his crusade to expose alleged ghost payrolls in the “clean and green” campaign of the Radazas five years ago. He announced that he was ready to sue Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Paz Radaza and the city’s barangay officials for non-compliance […]