{Statement] ALG denounces President Duterte’s brazen attacks against the offices of the Chief Justice and the Ombudsman

THE ALTERNATIVE LAW GROUPS (ALG) DENOUNCES PRESIDENT DUTERTE’S BRAZEN ATTACKS AGAINST THE OFFICES OF THE CHIEF JUSTICE AND THE OMBUDSMAN,AND URGES CONGRESS TO BE CIRCUMSPECT AND TO BOLSTER OUR SYSTEM OF CHECKS AND BALANCES We, the Alternative Law Groups (ALG), denounce the brazen assaults against democratic institutions of President Rodrigo Duterte, which undermine the independent…

[Press Release] Ombudsman’s order to dismiss Commissioner breaks impunity in CHR -PAHRA

Press Release: Ombudsman’s order to dismiss Commissioner breaks impunity in Commission on Human Rights September 9, 2014 Human Rights groups welcomed the unprecedented decision of the Ombudsman to order the dismissal of Commissioner Cecilia Rachel V. Quisumbing of the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) after “finding probable cause for Direct Bribery under Article 210 of…

[Statement] on the Ombudsman’s Intent to File Charges vs. Suspected Pork Scammers -Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System

CEBU COALITION AGAINST THE PORK BARREL SYSTEM Statement on the Ombudsman’s Intent to File Charges vs. Suspected Pork Scammers April 3, 2014 PROSECUTE THE GUILTY NOW! The Cebu Coalition Against the Pork Barrel System welcomes the latest news regarding the intent to prosecute the suspects involved in the Pork Barrel Scam. However, in sieving through…

[Statement] PERSONALAN NA! Isang daang araw na ang nagdaan, pangatawanan ang tuwid na daan, panagutin lahat ng kawatan! -#ScrapPorkNetwork

PERSONALAN NA! Isang daang araw na ang nagdaan, pangatawanan ang tuwid na daan, panagutin lahat ng kawatan! A CALL TO UNITY ON DECEMBER 6, 2013 Source: scrapporknetwork.com A year of unprecedented natural and man-made disasters, a display of unparalleled corruption are what most Filipinos will remember of the year 2013. On the one hand, reports…

[Urgent Appeal] PHILIPPINES: Police arbitrarily detained protesting farmers and filed legally incoherent charges against them- AHRC

ASIAN HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION – URGENT APPEALS PROGRAMME Urgent Appeal Update: AHRC-UAU-034-2011 28 June 2011 [Re: AHRC-UAC-071-2010: PHILIPPINES: Police arbitrarily detained protesting farmers and filed legally incoherent charges against them] Dear friends, Despite of our appeal, the Office of the Ombudsman also exonerated the policemen, who were responsible in filing a charge for “serious resistance…

[In the news] Local water chief, 3 others suspended | Sun.Star

Local water chief, 3 others suspended | Sun.Star. MANILA (Updated) — The Office of the Ombudsman on Friday ordered the suspension of Prospero Pichay, Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) Board of Trustees chair, over alleged misuse of the agency’s funds in 2008. Pichay was ordered suspended for six months without pay while the accusation of…

Two Manuels / Human Rights Defenders nominated for Ombudsman

After Mercedita Gutierez vacated the post of the Ombudsman, several names came out as nominees.  According to reports there were 25 nominated personalities, public servants and aspirants. But among them topping the list of the human rights community are Atty. Jose Manuel “Chel” Diokno of the Free Legal Assistance Group (FLAG) and Atty. Marlon Manuel…

[In the news] 25 nominated for Ombudsman—JBC – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos

25 nominated for Ombudsman—JBC – INQUIRER.net, Philippine News for Filipinos. By Tetch Torres INQUIRER.net MANILA, Philippines—Twenty-five aspirants to the top post at the Office of the Ombudsman have accepted their nominations, according to the Judicial and Bar Council (JBC). Among the nominees are Supreme Court Associate Justice Conchita Carpio-Morales, who is set to retire in…

[In the news] Ombudsman rapped for ‘faulty’ fertilizer charge sheet | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features

Ombudsman rapped for ‘faulty’ fertilizer charge sheet | ABS-CBN News | Latest Philippine Headlines, Breaking News, Video, Analysis, Features. abs-cbnNEWS.com ‘Charges rushed for show,’ says congressman-prosecutor MANILA, Philippines – A Malacañang spokesman on Wednesday questioned the Ombudsman’s decision to include a Senate witness and a dead person among the list of personalities facing plunder charges…