CUSTOMS COLLECTOR SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO PROPERLY DECLARE SALN

Posted in: Press Releases- Oct 22, 2015 No Comments

Customs Collector Suspended for Failure to Properly Declare SALN The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has again emphasized the need for government employees to completely declare their assets, liabilities and net worth when it suspended a Customs collector for two months without pay. In its Decision, the Anti-Graft Body found Bureau of Customs (BOC) Collector 1SevellinoCruzadaTomolof […]

CUSTOMS OFFICIAL SUSPENDED FOR FAILURE TO DECLARE FIREARMS IN SALN

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

Customs Official Suspended for Failure to Declare Firearms in SALN Failure to declare firearms in one’s Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) may be fatal to a government employee. Exhibiting a no-nonsense stand, the Office of the Ombudsman meted on Recaflor Edward F. De Leon (De Leon) a penalty of suspension for six (6) […]

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 […]