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MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has asked the Sandiganbayan to hold off further action on the plea cialis pharmacy bargain agreement between her predecessor, resigned Ombudsman Ma. Merceditas Gutierrez, and dismissed former military comptroller Carlos F. Garcia involving plunder and money laundering charges filed against him and his family. In a four-page motion filed on Aug. [...]

Posted on August 15, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines – President Aquino today, July 25, 2011, appointed retired Supreme Court justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as the new Ombudsman. Her appointment papers were transmitted to the Chief Justice at 2.40 p.m., according to a Newsbreak source. Her appointment may be deemed a demotion, but the retired SC justice couldn’t care less. “I’m not a [...]

Posted on July 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY:

MANILA, Philippines–President Aquino has invited as one of his special guests today retired Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales. Newsbreak sources say it is likely that the President, in his state of the nation address, will name her as the new Ombudsman. We learned that the retired justice is already on her way to the Batasan Pambansa to attend the [...]

Posted on July 25, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Multimedia, Video

Sources say there is a strong push for former DOJ Secretary Artemio Tuquero

Posted on July 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice System, The Judiciary

  MANILA, Philippines (UPDATED) – Today, June 27, acting Ombudsman Orlando Casimiro will face the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) to tell them what he’s got to be an Ombudsman. Would he admit to the existence of 6 cases against him, among them a disbarment? [Newsbreak earlier reported that there were 3 disbarment cases filed [...]

Posted on June 27, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

MANILA, Philippines – Here’s a copy of former president Gloria Arroyo’s Would other… Meshing geneticfairness friends scrubblet all is. letter, dated June 6, asking the Judicial and Bar Council to reject the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as Ombudsman.

Posted on June 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Downloads

MANILA, Philippines—(UPDATED) Former justice secretary Raul Gonzalez is the second Arroyo administration official to file an opposition to the nomination of Supreme Court Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales as Ombudsman. Gonzalez sent his letter to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) on June 6, the same day that former President Arroyo sent hers. Both asked the 8-person [...]

Posted on June 8, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary

MANILA, Philippines—The World Bank has offered former Ombudsman Simeon Marcelo a second three-year term as adviser on good governance and anti-corruption. World Bank president Robert Zoellick, through managing director Sri Mulyani, extended the invitation to Marcelo during the final session of the mid-year meeting of the World Bank’s Independent Advisory Board (IAB) held at Washington, [...]

Posted on June 5, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions

The new ombudsman would certainly be dealing with a lot of difficulties and great challenges. What is definite is that he or she must be ready to review a roomful of cases awaiting his/her final approval.

Posted on May 31, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Commentary

Members of the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC) said that from 39, the list of applicants to the post of Ombudsman is now down to 26.

Posted on May 23, 2011   |   CATEGORY: Institutions, Justice & Human Rights, Justice System

MANILA, Philippines – A family friend of former President Arroyo has declined his nomination for Ombudsman, opting instead to vie for a seat in the Supreme Court. Landphil president Rodolfo Robles declined his nomination to head the anti-graft body and said that he preferred to apply for either of the two seats to be vacated [...]

Posted on May 21, 2011   |   CATEGORY: The Judiciary
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