OMBUDSMAN ORDERS SUSPENSION OF CUSTOMS OFFICER

Posted in: Press Releases- Oct 20, 2015 No Comments

Ombudsman Orders Suspension of Customs Officer and the filing of information for violation of anti-graft laws To stress the importance of a complete disclosure of government employees’ assets, liabilities and net worth, the Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has again ordered the filing of information against Customs Officer Nelly S. Ochoa (Ochoa) before the Municipal […]

OMBUDSMAN DISMISSES BIR ASSISTANT REGIONAL DIRECTOR

Posted in: Press Releases- Oct 09, 2015 No Comments

DOF-RIPS scores another win for good governance To correct its February 24, 2014 decision, the Office of the Ombudsman after an extensive review of the records found Marina De Guzman, Chief Revenue Officer IV and Assistant Regional Director of Revenue Region No. 7, liable for Grave Misconduct and Serious Dishonesty. The review was done upon […]

OMBUDSMAN FILES FORFEITURE PROCEEDINGS AGAINST FORMER PASAY CITY TREASURER

Posted in: Press Releases- May 21, 2015 No Comments

The Office of the Ombudsman ordered the filing of forfeiture proceedings against a former Pasay City treasurer and concurrent OIC-Regional Director of the Bureau of Local Government Finance (BLGF), Region VII, and her children. In a recent joint resolution, the Ombudsman found prima facie evidence to charge public respondent Concepcion C. Daplas (Mrs. Daplas) and her children Dominador C. Daplas (Mr. Daplas) and Marie Anne C. Daplas for violation of Section […]

IT UPGRADES SET TO BOOST FIGHT AGAINST CORRUPTION

Posted in: Press Releases- Nov 28, 2014 No Comments

  Millennium Challenge Corporation to Arm RIPS with a Case Management System The Department of Finance’s (DOF) Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS), a program successfully rooting out erring and corrupt officials from government, is set to be equipped with a case management system to augment its aggressive campaign against corruption. With funding from the Millennium Challenge […]

RIPS SCORES ANOTHER VICTORY FOR DOF IN ANTI-CORRUPTION DRIVE

Posted in: Press Releases- Nov 26, 2014 No Comments

Revenue Integrity Protection Service to cause forfeiture of ill-gotten wealth The Department of Finance’s (DOF) Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) scored yet another victory after the Office of the Ombudsman denied last 25 October 2014 a motion for reconsideration filed by a DOF employee found to be on the wrong side of anti-graft and corruption […]

CUSTOMS INTELLIGENCE OFFICER DISMISSED FOR UNEXPLAINED WEALTH

Posted in: Press Releases- Nov 26, 2014 No Comments

Penalized for falsification and perjury by misdeclaring SALN Marissa Rae Rollo Galang, Intelligence Officer II and Acting Chief of the Bureau of Customs-Customs Intelligence and Investigation Service, was dismissed from her duties by the Office of the Ombudsman last 28 October 2014 after being found to have violated Republic Act. No. 3019, or the Anti-Graft […]

REVENUE INTEGRITY PROTECTION SERVICE PERFORMANCE AT ALL TIME HIGH

Posted in: Press Releases- Sep 23, 2014 No Comments

Carag: RIPS to continue to root out corruption and reform government The Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) has achieved its highest performance in its 11-year history. A marked improvement in 2014 with 85 investigations initiated over the eight-month period from January to August represents a 45% increase compared to the previous highest record of 58 […]

SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO S. AQUINO III PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES AT THE OPENING PLENARY OF THE 23rd WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM ON EAST ASIA (Delivered at the Makati Shangrila on May 22, 2014)

Posted in: Press Releases- May 29, 2014 No Comments

Ladies and gentlemen, good afternoon. Several times a year, the World Economic Forum gathers leaders and specialists from all around the world—heads of state, academics, and entrepreneurs alike—in pursuit of a single, broad-based vision: “to improve the state of the world.” I cannot overstate our country’s gratitude for the opportunity to host all of you […]

MESSAGE OF HIS EXCELLENCY BENIGNO S. AQUINO III PRESIDENT OF THE PHILIPPINES DURING THE 5TH OMBUDSMAN INTEGRITY LECTURE AND INTEGRITY CARAVAN CULMINATING PROGRAM

Posted in: Press Releases- May 14, 2014 No Comments

[Delivered by Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda at the ADB Headquarters, Mandaluyong City, on May 12, 2014] I am honored to speak on behalf of the President today. Allow me to share with you his message for this occasion: When we campaigned in 2010 with the promise of curbing corruption, we did so not because it […]

ONE STOP SHOP TAX SPECIALIST SUED BY RIPS DISMISSED FROM THE SERVICE

Posted in: Press Releases- May 07, 2014 No Comments

A Tax Specialist of the One Stop Shop Tax Credit and Duty Drawback Center of the Department of Finance (DOF) who was sued by the Revenue Integrity Protection Service (RIPS) for failure to disclose truthfully all his assets in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities Net Worth (SALN) has been dismissed from the service by the […]