Browsing All posts tagged under »Ombudsman«

Compostela officials face suit over backwages

May 11, 2012


  SEVEN Compostela residents are questioning before the Ombudsman the collection of back wages by elected town officials. The complainants contend that the “no work, no pay” rule applies to Mayor Joel Quiño, Vice Mayor Antonette Dangoy and the town councilors who only assumed office last March when the Commission on Elections ruled that they […]

SALN deadline today

April 30, 2012


 ALL government officials and employees in Cebu have until today to submit their respective Statements of Assets Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) to the Visayas-Ombudsman.But they don’t have to use the revised SALN form which mandates them to declare their personal and family expenses like food, clothing, phone bills, electricity, water, tuition, toiletries, and laundry […]

Citom removes ‘pricey junk’ lampposts

April 18, 2012


Cebu City Hall personnel yesterday started removing the controversial Asean lampposts, many of them idle and vandalized after being installed in 2006. The City Integrated Traffic Operation Management (Citom) led the removal starting in Nivel Hills in Lahug. “We will go down to Juan Luna Avenue up to S. Osmeña Boulevard in the North Reclamation […]

Citom personnel remove overpriced lampposts

April 18, 2012


by Tweeny S. Malinao, Correspondent   USING jack hammers and blow torches, personnel of the Cebu City Traffic Operations Management (Citom) started removing the overpriced lampposts in Cebu City streets. The clearing operations started at Nivel Hills towards Juan Luna Avenue and then to S. Osmeña Avenue. Citom received an order from Cebu City Mayor […]

Ombud to probe gov, 7 others in tax row

April 11, 2012


  THE Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas reversed its earlier ruling and decided to conduct a formal investigation against Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven other officials over the imposition of real estate tax on a property in barangay Uling, Naga City, in southern Cebu. Graft investigation and prosecution officer Luz Awayan recommended […]

Aloguinsan official’s request Ombud asked to convert suspensions to fines

March 27, 2012


  Aloguinsan Vice Mayor Cynthia Moreno has asked the Visayas Ombudsman if it would be possible to convert a suspension order of town officials to a one-year fine. Moreno made the request in case the order to suspend seven town officials would be implemented. Deputy Visayas Ombudsman Pelagio Apostol told Cebu Daily News that Moreno […]

Ombud execs laud passage of bill about informers

March 23, 2012


OFFICIALS of the Ombudsman-Visayas and a businessman who exposed the overpriced purchase of the lampposts in Cebu were elated over the passage of House Bill 5717 or the Whistleblower Protection and Rewards Act. Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol said the bill if signed into law will encourage more people to report to them […]

Mayor invites fishermen to explain; ecogroup cries harassment

March 12, 2012


He said he only wanted to meet the fisherfolk who filed a case against him in relation to the Cordova reclamation project before the Ombudsman-Visayas. But the fisherfolk were alarmed when they received reports that three of their own were visited by tanods sent by Cordova Mayor Adelino Sitoy last Saturday noon and yesterday. Ecology […]

Balili case now with Ombudsman Manila

March 6, 2012


    THE case arising from the P98.9-million Balili land fiasco against Capitol officials has been endorsed to the Ombudsman for resolution two years ago. “The Balili case is now on the table of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales. It will be released anytime soon,” said Asst. Ombudsman for the Visayas Virginia Palanca Santiago said. One of […]

Ombud-Visayas says lampposts can be removed but…

February 21, 2012


THE Ombudsman-Visayas gave the go-signal for the removal of the controversial lampposts in Metro Cebu. But Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol yesterday said removing the lampposts should be done with consent of the Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP). The OSP handles the cases filed against several government officials linked in the overpriced […]