Duterte’s threats betray panic

Behind President Duterte’s curse-laden talks is a man in panic. And the one subject that drives him up the wall is his alleged huge bank deposits that Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV first exposed last week of April 2016, weeks before the election that he won. The latest development is the receipt by the Office of […]

October 1, 2017  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption  No Comments

Advice to Duterte: check on your hubris

The statement of Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales that the plunder and graft case filed by Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV against then presidential candidate Rodrigo Duterte is being investigated reassures those who are worried that the issue would be buried with the election of Duterte to the presidency. Many were afraid that the Ombudsman ‘s office would […]

November 28, 2016  Tags: , , ,   Posted in: Governance, Media  3 Comments

Ombudsman calls Binay’s P200 M suit ‘a sham’

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales didn’t mince words in asking the Makati Regional Trial Court to dismiss the suit filed by Vice President Jejomar Binay against her and 12 other persons including senators Antonio Trillanes IV and Alan Peter Cayetano and the Philippine Daily Inquirer. “Considering that the Complaint appears to be patently bereft of the […]

August 22, 2015  Tags: ,   Posted in: Governance, Graft and corruption  6 Comments

Ombudsman gives substance to public officials’ accountability

When the Mamasapano tragedy, which claimed the lives of 67 people including 44 members of the Special Action Force of the Philippine National Police, happened and the active role of suspended PNP chief Allan Purisima was exposed, a source told us that Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales was angry. Who would not be? The tragedy happened Jan. […]

July 2, 2015  Tags: , ,   Posted in: Graft and corruption, Justice, Philippine National Police  7 Comments