The Court of Appeals (CA) has been asked on Thursday (Nov. 5) to declare null and void for being unconstitutional the memorandum circular of Ombudsman Samuel Martires which restricts public access to the statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALNs) of public officials.
Senator Risa Hontiveros on Wednesday welcomed the decision of the Office of the Ombudsman imposing a six-month preventive suspension without pay on 44 Bureau of Immigration (BI) personnel and officials involved in the “pastillas” scam.
“Anong pakialam natin sa buhay ng may buhay kung wala siyang inaagrabyado?” says Ombudsman Samuel Martires.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires said Tuesday (September 22) he made access to government officials’ Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) difficult because it is being used against them.
Senate President Tito Sotto is backing Ombudsman Ombudsman Samuel Martires’ move to tighten access to statements of assets, liabilities, and net worth (SALN) of the President, lawmakers and politikos.
Ombudsman Samuel Martires has slapped a six-month long preventive suspension on 13 former and current Philhealth officials as an inter-agency task force continues its investigation on alleged anomalies within the state health insurer.
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. is taking the cudgels for the Department of Health amid the probe being conducted by the Office of the…
Ombudsman Samuel Martires will decide if charges will be filed against former Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) Nicanor Faeldon over the anomalous implementation of the expanded Good Conduct Time Allowance (GCTA) law.
Malou Mangahas has stepped down as executive director of the Philippine Center for Investigative Journalism (PCIJ), just weeks after she was accused by Ombudsman Samuel Martires of unethical behavior.
The Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of the complaints for multiple counts of reckless imprudence resulting in multiple homicide against
The House leadership on Friday (August 24), is set to transmit to the Committee on Rules, the separate impeachment charges filed against seven Supreme Court (SC) justices who voted in favor of the quo warranto case that ousted former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
Opposition lawmakers on Tuesday urged the Supreme Court magistrates who voted to oust former Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to decline nominations for the post she vacated out of delicadeza.
An opposition lawmaker will file impeachment raps against the eight Supreme Court Justices who voted to oust Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno.
The camp of ousted Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said they were already expecting that the high tribunal upheld its decision to kick her out.
MANILA — A group of religious workers on Monday formally expressed their opposition to Supreme Court Associate Justice Samuel Martires’ bid to become the country’s next Ombudsman, replacing Conchita Carpio-Morales who will retire on July 26.
Ousted Supreme Court (SC) chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has asked the high tribunal to disregard its show cause order against her for allegedly violating the gag order over the quo warranto petition against her.
Solicitor General Jose Calida has been asked by the Supreme Court (SC) to comment on the appeal of ousted chief justice Maria Lourdes Sereno to overturn the ruling removing her from her post.
Associate Justice Lucas Bersamin believes ousted Chief Justice Ma Lourdes Sereno’s petition to recuse himself from the quo warranto case against her for wearing a red tie in a Supreme Court flag ceremony is just part of her “twisted speculations.”
Supreme Court spokesperson Theodore Te may have made the official announcement about Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno’s ouster, but it doesn’t mean he agrees with it.
Former Chief Justice Ma. Lourdes Sereno believed a “powerful force” was behind the 8-6 vote of her colleagues granted the quo warranto petition seeking to nulify her appointment for failure to report her statement of assets.
Only four of the 14 justices who cast their vote on the quo warranto petition, which ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, stuck with her until the end, voting consistently against issues raised in the petition.
Had six justices inhibited themselves, Supreme Court (SC) Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno said she wouldn’t have been removed.
Senior Associate Justice Antonio Carpio agreed with the opinion of eight other justices in saying that ousted Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno violated the Constitution for failing to file her statements of assets, liabilities and net worth (SALN).
Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno has been ousted from her post after the Supreme Court granted the quo warranto petition filed against her.