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COMELEC DISMISSES DISQUALIFICATION CASE VS PICHAY

The Commission on Elections (Comelec) has junked the disqualification case against Deputy Speaker Representative Prospero Pichay Jr. of Surigao del Sur for his congressional bid in the upcoming May 2022 elections. In a resolution rendered on February 15, the Comelec’s former First Division dismissed the petition filed in November last year to cancel the Certificate […]

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OWN FIELD OFFICES FOR COMELEC, OMBUDSMAN URGED

A lawmaker said it is necessary to construct distinct field offices for constitutional bodies separate from the local executive and legislative offices to show the constitutional independence and autonomy of these offices. Iligan City Representative Frederick Siao said the constitutional independence and autonomy of the Commission on Elections (Comelec), the Civil Service Commission (CSC), Commission […]

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OMBUDSMAN DISMISSES VITRIOLO ANEW

Former Commission on Higher Education (CHED) Executive Director Julito D. Vitriolo has been ordered dismissed by the Ombudsman Monday, December 16, due to conduct prejudicial to public interest. The Ombudsman approved the decision which finds Vitriolo liable for conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service and simple misconduct, refusal to perform official duties/misconduct and violation of Section […]

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LEGARDA LAUDS OMBUDSMAN FOR DISMISSAL OF AKLAN TOWN EXECS OVER BORACAY NEGLECT

Senator Loren Legarda has renewed her call for local government units (LGUs) to implement the country‚Äôs environmental laws as she commended the Office of the Ombudsman for its dismissal of Malay, Aklan Mayor Ceciron Cawaling and Malay, Aklan Licensing Officer Jen Salsona in relation to an administrative complaint filed against them for management negligence of […]