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Sun Star
Probe sought vs. MCIAA officialTHE Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas was asked to investigate an official of the
Sun Star / Posted yesterday
THE Office of the Ombudsman-Visayas was asked to investigate an official of the Mactan Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) over allegedly ill-gotten wealth. Businessman Crisologo Saavedra asked the anti-graft office to investigate Engr.... Read more
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Pilipino Star
‘Duterte can run again under federal Charter’said “only the Filipino people can take her office back.” Also being eyed for
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
said “only the Filipino people can take her office back.” Also being eyed for abolition under a new charter are the Office of the Ombudsman and the Judicial and Bar Council. “When we ran for office and were elected, in my case as vice... Read more
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The Manila Times
Ex-Muslim commission chief, 2 others in graft caseThe Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan aga
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against two then-National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) officers and another individual in connection with a housing contract for pilgrims in 2014. Facing one count... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
About 250 People Claim Compensations Over Lands Taken By Government in Kamengewater and urban territory. "We long ago filed complaints to the National Commi
AllAfrica.com / Posted yesterday
water and urban territory. "We long ago filed complaints to the National Commission of Lands and other property and to the Office of the Ombudsman in vain," says Ntahobangejeje. He says the families have been referred to the Ministry in charge of... Read more
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The Manila Times
Ex-Muslim commission chief, 2 others in graft caseThe Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan aga
The Manila Times / Posted yesterday
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against two then-National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) officers and another individual in connection with a housing contract for pilgrims in 2014. Facing one count... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ex-NCMF execs charged with graft over Hajj anomalyprosecution witnesses. Salic claimed in April 2016 that he was ousted by Malaca
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
prosecution witnesses. Salic claimed in April 2016 that he was ousted by Malacañang after filing the complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman over the alleged irregularities in the use of Hajj funds. Lao had not responded to requests for... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ombudsman suspends CDO councilor over slapping incidentThe Office of the Ombudsman has slapped Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Zaldy Oco
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
The Office of the Ombudsman has slapped Cagayan de Oro City Councilor Zaldy Ocon with a six-month suspension order for slapping a traffic enforcer who issued him a parking ticket in 2016. Ocon was found guilty of the administrative offense of... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Quick Facts: What's inside the House-proposed federal charterFederal Supreme Court. The Vice President will continue her duties until 2022
Pilipino Star / Posted yesterday
Federal Supreme Court. The Vice President will continue her duties until 2022 while the functions and powers of both the Office of the Ombudsman and the Sandiganbayan were retained in the new proposal. The territory of the Federal Republic will... Read more
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Inquirier.net
2 Pangasinan State U execs suspended for oppressing teacherDAGUPAN CITY — The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended for 9-months the presi
Inquirier.net / Posted yesterday
DAGUPAN CITY — The Office of the Ombudsman has suspended for 9-months the president of the Pangasinan State University (PSU) and the school’s Campus Executive Director (CED) in Binmaley town for arbitrarily dismissing a faculty member and withholding... Read more
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The Manila Times
Robredo trust rating soars to 52 percentwas referring to the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies in Congress
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
was referring to the proposal of President Rodrigo Duterte’s allies in Congress of abolishing her office, as well as the Office of the Ombudsman and the Judicial and Bar Council. The Ombudsman’s office prosecutes government officials on both... Read more
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The Manila Times
Ex-Agriculture chief, others face graft raps over Philrice car planThe Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft cases before the Sandiganbayan agai
The Manila Times / Posted 2 days ago
The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft cases before the Sandiganbayan against former Department of Agriculture (DA) Secretary Arthur Yap and others in connection with a car plan that was allegedly instituted by the then-board of trustees of the... Read more
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Inquirier.net
ERC execs suspension no ‘debilitating effect’ in power supply, services – DOE chiefFelix William Fuentebella during the hearing of the Senate committee on energy.
Inquirier.net / Posted 2 days ago
Felix William Fuentebella during the hearing of the Senate committee on energy. ADVERTISEMENT In December 2017, the Office of the Ombudsman ordered the one-year suspension of Commissioners Alfredo J. Non, Gloria Victoria C. Yap-Taruc,... Read more
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The Manila Times
Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, 5 others face graft caseTHE Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan aga
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
THE Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft case before the Sandiganbayan against former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco, former mayor Arcadio Gorriceta of Pavia town, and four others allegedly over the misuse of the Country-Wide Development Fund (CDF)... Read more
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The Manila Times
SSS official, 20 others face complaint before Ombudsman over media contractsAN official of the Social Security System (SSS) and 20 other individuals are fa
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
AN official of the Social Security System (SSS) and 20 other individuals are facing a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman in connection with media contracts, which allegedly “did not go through the process.” Named respondents in the... Read more
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The Manila Times
Duterte appoints VACC head to anti-corruption bodyOctober 4, 2016, Duterte signed Executive Order 43 creating the PACC, which wil
The Manila Times / Posted 3 days ago
October 4, 2016, Duterte signed Executive Order 43 creating the PACC, which will have the power, “concurrently with the Office of the Ombudsman,” to investigate the administrative cases of presidential appointees in the executive branch.... Read more
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Inquirier.net
CA issues TRO on dismissal of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamofrom his Facebook page) The Court of Appeals (CA) has stopped the implementati
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
from his Facebook page) The Court of Appeals (CA) has stopped the implementation of the dismissal order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman against Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo over the alleged questionable use of the local government’s... Read more
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Sun Star
VACC founder to head anti-corruption commissionvested the fact-finding body with power, on complaints or motu proprio (on his
Sun Star / Posted 3 days ago
vested the fact-finding body with power, on complaints or motu proprio (on his own impulse), concurrently with the Office of the Ombudsman “to hear, investigate, receive, gather, and evaluate evidence, intelligence reports, and information... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Duterte appoints Dante Jimenez as Anti-Corruption Commission chairmanappointees.” It said the commission would have “power, on a complaint, or motu
Inquirier.net / Posted 3 days ago
appointees.” It said the commission would have “power, on a complaint, or motu proprio, and concurrently with the Office of the Ombudsman to hear, investigate, receive, gather, and evaluate evidence, intelligence reports, and information... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Weak deterrencethat is gaining popularity among prominent individuals accused of graft: “inord
Pilipino Star / Posted 3 days ago
that is gaining popularity among prominent individuals accused of graft: “inordinate delay” in their prosecution by the Office of the Ombudsman. With the collusion of magistrates who themselves should be sent to prison for selling justice, cases... Read more
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The Manila Times
Court convicts former Bohol vice mayor, acquits ex-mayor of graftsentenced him to six to a maximum of 10 years in prison “with perpetual disqual
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
sentenced him to six to a maximum of 10 years in prison “with perpetual disqualification from holding public office.” The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case in 2008, alleging in part that former mayor Pedro Budiongan Jr. and Trabajo allowed... Read more
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The Manila Times
Lawyer to Roque: Err on side of cautionenvironmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega, according to his lawyer Demetrio
The Manila Times / Posted 5 days ago
environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega, according to his lawyer Demetrio Custodio. Meanwhile, prosecutors under the Office of the Ombudsman are asking the Sandiganbayan’s Third Division to cancel Reyes’ bail and are seeking his immediate... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Eastern Samar exec suspended for graftof several municipal employees which he supposedly illegally dismissed during h
Pilipino Star / Posted 5 days ago
of several municipal employees which he supposedly illegally dismissed during his term as Taft mayor in 2009. The Office of the Ombudsman, which filed the cases in 2012, said Adalim defied a Civil Service Commission August 2009 order in... Read more
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The Manila Times
Court suspends Tuguegarao City councilor for 90 daysin 2009 when he was vice mayor. Baccay has pleaded not guilty during his arraig
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
in 2009 when he was vice mayor. Baccay has pleaded not guilty during his arraignment to the case filed against him by the Office of the Ombudsman in 2016 for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The anti-graft court ordered that... Read more
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The Manila Times
9 former Zamboanga officials face graft rapsThe Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to charge with graft before the San
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to charge with graft before the Sandiganbayan nine former officials of Tukuran, Zamboanga del Sur in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of P9.4 million worth of heavy equipment in 2011. In a... Read more
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The Manila Times
Court resets arraignment of Aquino after no-showauthority.” Informations are charge sheets. Republic Act (R.A.) 3019 is the An
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
authority.” Informations are charge sheets. Republic Act (R.A.) 3019 is the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. The Office of the Ombudsman charged Aquino before the Sandiganbayan in November. The cases against him were consolidated with... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Zarate: Devanadera may face raps for holding meetings with suspended ERC execsmilitant lawmaker assailed the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday for
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
militant lawmaker assailed the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) on Friday for “obstinately defying” the order of the Office of the Ombudsman suspending four ERC commissioners over the alleged anomalous power supply agreements. Bayan Muna... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Sandigan defers Aquino’s arraignment over Mamasapano incidentNovember, Aquino posted a P40,000-bail even before the Sandiganbayan issued an
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
November, Aquino posted a P40,000-bail even before the Sandiganbayan issued an arrest order against him. The Office of the Ombudsman had filed the charges against Aquino, Purisima, and former Special Action Force (SAF) chief Getulio... Read more
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The Manila Times
Restore regular ERC operations, govt toldsaid Meralco remains hopeful that the ERC would resume fulfilling its functions
The Manila Times / Posted 6 days ago
said Meralco remains hopeful that the ERC would resume fulfilling its functions. His statement came a month after the Office of the Ombudsman suspended ERC Commissioners Gloria Victoria Yap-Taruc, Alfredo Non, Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Reyes files contempt case against RoqueGeneral Jose Calida said he would appeal the decision. Fearing a repeat of Rey
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
General Jose Calida said he would appeal the decision. Fearing a repeat of Reyes’ escape to Thailand in 2012, the Office of the Ombudsman moved to cancel the former governor’s bail in his graft conviction, which he is appealing, so he... Read more
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Inquirier.net
No Dengvaxia link yet to 14 deathsthe national formulary. Last Dec. 22, 21 schoolchildren who had been immunized
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
the national formulary. Last Dec. 22, 21 schoolchildren who had been immunized with Dengvaxia filed graft charges in the Office of the Ombudsman against former President Benigno Aquino III and three members of his Cabinet, including former Health... Read more
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Inquirier.net
WHAT WENT BEFORE: NBN-ZTE dealscrapping of the project. In September 2011, more than a year after Arroyo’s t
Inquirier.net / Posted 6 days ago
scrapping of the project. In September 2011, more than a year after Arroyo’s term ended, plunder charges were filed in the Office of the Ombudsman against her for the scuttled NBN-ZTE deal. Also charged with conspiring with Arroyo to approve the... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Pabaonand coordinate with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Anti-Money Laundering Co
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
and coordinate with the Bureau of Internal Revenue and Anti-Money Laundering Council to ferret out ill-gotten wealth. The Office of the Ombudsman can initiate such probes on its own. This could be wishing for the moon, considering the limited... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Meralco expects 5% sales volume growth for 2017Non, Gloria Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit and Geronimo Sta. Ana,
Pilipino Star / Posted 6 days ago
Non, Gloria Yap-Taruc, Josefina Patricia Magpale-Asirit and Geronimo Sta. Ana, were ordered suspended for one year by the Office of the Ombudsman last month for delaying the conduct of competitive bidding in securing PSAs. Meralco’s seven PSAs... Read more
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The Manila Times
‘EX-NEGROS VICE MAYOR LIABLE FOR ABUSE OF AUTHORITY’THE Office of the Ombudsman found former Vice Mayor Santiago Maravillas of Esca
The Manila Times / Posted 7 days ago
THE Office of the Ombudsman found former Vice Mayor Santiago Maravillas of Escalante City, Negros Occidental administratively liable for abuse of authority in connection with the termination of the services of two contractual employees when he was... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ombudsman suspends Escalante vice mayor for abuse of authorityThe Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of Vice Mayor Santiago M
Inquirier.net / Posted 7 days ago
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the suspension of Vice Mayor Santiago Maravillas of Escalante City, Negros Occidental, for a year after being found guilty of two counts of abuse of authority and oppression. In a media release on Thursday,... Read more
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Pilipino Star
CA justice who freed Joel Reyes retiring earlyof all the unnamed claimants as well as the respondent Marcos estate.Ombudsman
Pilipino Star / Posted 7 days ago
of all the unnamed claimants as well as the respondent Marcos estate.Ombudsman wants Reyes in jail Prosecutors of the Office of the Ombudsman have urged the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to order the re-arrest and return to jail of former... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Fuertes takes over as acting mayor of Panglao town in Boholsimple misconduct for appointing four defeated candidates less than a year afte
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
simple misconduct for appointing four defeated candidates less than a year after losing in the elections. According to the Office of the Ombudsman, Montero hired the four as consultants in July 2013, just two months after they lost in the May... Read more
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The Manila Times
Sandiganbayan asked to cancel Reyes’ bailrequired for his/her temporary liberty,” Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo
The Manila Times / Posted 8 days ago
required for his/her temporary liberty,” Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang said. Malacañang lauded the Office of the Ombudsman for seeking the rearrest and immediate imprisonment of Reyes, the prinsipal suspect in the killing of... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Ombudsman indicts ex-mayor for failing to put businesses in SALNBACOLOD CITY-The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted a former municipal mayor
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
BACOLOD CITY-The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted a former municipal mayor for failing to disclose his two business interests in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALNs) from 2007 to 2010. But former mayor Francisco Nazareno... Read more
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Sun Star
Ombud recommends rearrest of Palawan ex-governorTHE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the rearrest and immediate imprison
Sun Star / Posted 8 days ago
THE Office of the Ombudsman has recommended the rearrest and immediate imprisonment of former Palawan governor Joel Reyes in connection with the murder of environmentalist and broadcaster Gerry Ortega. The anti-graft office filed an urgent omnibus... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Ombudsman wants Reyes back in prison for graft convictionMANILA, Philippines — Prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have urged t
Pilipino Star / Posted 8 days ago
MANILA, Philippines — Prosecutors from the Office of the Ombudsman have urged the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan to order former Palawan Gov. Joel Reyes returned to prison for a prior graft conviction. In an urgent omnibus motion filed on January 8,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
Iloilo execs face raps for getting travel allowance while using gov’t vehiclesThe Office of the Ombudsman (File photo by NINO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily
Inquirier.net / Posted 8 days ago
The Office of the Ombudsman (File photo by NINO JESUS ORBETA / Philippine Daily Inquirer) The Office of the Ombudsman has approved the filing of graft charges against the mayor and vice-mayor of Lambunao, Iloilo, for receiving travel allowances in... Read more
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The Manila Times
Basis found to charge ex-mayor with graftThe Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file charges of graft and of bre
The Manila Times / Posted 9 days ago
The Office of the Ombudsman has found basis to file charges of graft and of breach of conduct against former Mayor Francisco Nazareno of Moises Padilla town in Negros Occidental. In a statement issued on Tuesday, the office said investigators from... Read more
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Pilipino Star
DOJ revives missing rifles case allegedly sold to NPAof the New People's Army in Mindanao." The DOJ said that the NBI-led investiga
Pilipino Star / Posted 9 days ago
of the New People's Army in Mindanao." The DOJ said that the NBI-led investigation is an "offshoot" of the case before the Office of the Ombudsman that found several PNP officials and private individuals accountable on graft charges on the same... Read more
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Punto Central Luzon
Punto! Central Luzon -of the Supreme Court who would testify at the House. Also to testify are offici
Punto Central Luzon / Posted 9 days ago
of the Supreme Court who would testify at the House. Also to testify are officials from the Bureau of Internal Revenue, the Office of the Ombudsman and the Office of the Solicitor General,” he said. Gadon expressed confi dence that the impeachment... Read more
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Inquirier.net
DOJ to reopen probe on gov’t firearms sold to RedsNational Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate and do a case-build up on
Inquirier.net / Posted 9 days ago
National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to investigate and do a case-build up on the controversy already investigated by the Office of the Ombudsman. Aguirre specifically directed the NBI to “conduct investigation and case buildup over missing PNP... Read more
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Sun Star
New Coast Guard chief namedthe Phiilippine Military Academy Class of 1985, replaced Commodore Joel Garcia,
Sun Star / Posted 10 days ago
the Phiilippine Military Academy Class of 1985, replaced Commodore Joel Garcia, who was officer-in-charge of PCG after the Office of the Ombudsman suspended former Coast Guard chief Rear Admiral William Melad. Prior to his new appointment,... Read more
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Inquirier.net
3 DA-Davao City officials to face suspension over P3-M disinfectantstand trial for violating provisions under Republic Act No. 3019 or the Anti-Gr
Inquirier.net / Posted 10 days ago
stand trial for violating provisions under Republic Act No. 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, the Office of the Ombudsman said in its media release on Monday. The Ombudsman found that Provido, Buduan, and Constantino – all... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Joel Reyes' camp confident of dismissal of pending casesof P1.080 million bail bond earlier set by the Second Division of the Sandiganb
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
of P1.080 million bail bond earlier set by the Second Division of the Sandiganbayan for his 36 counts of graft filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in February last year. The cases stemmed from P1.534-billion worth of alleged disadvantageous... Read more
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Pilipino Star
Drilon to Pimentel: Defend Senate independenceprocesses of the country. He cited the constant attacks by the administration
Pilipino Star / Posted 11 days ago
processes of the country. He cited the constant attacks by the administration against the Commission on Human Rights, the Office of the Ombudsman, the Supreme Court through Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno and now the Senate. “I am calling on... Read more
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