747 cases against erring government officials filed by Ombudsman in first half of 2013, highest in 16 years

The number gives you an idea of just how much we need to clean up the ranks.

GMA News Online reports that "the Office of the Ombudsman has filed 747 cases against erring government officials with the Sandiganbayan in the first half of 2013, the highest in 16 years."

According to the report, the breakdown of cases is as follows: "The Ombudsman filed 299 cases in April, followed by 172 in February, 121 in January, 100 in June, 47 in May, and eight in March, based on records from the Sandiganbayan Judicial Records Division."


The report went on to noted: "Among the cases filed this year were the P385-million armored car repair scam involving 33 police officials and private persons; 11 counts of perjury against former military comptroller Jacinto Ligot for alleged failure to declare assets worth over P135 million in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN); two counts of graft against businessman Roberto Ongpin and Development Bank of the Philippine officials concerning alleged P660 million behest loans; and a graft indictment against former Camarines Sur governor Luis Raymund Villafuerte Jr. over questioned fuel purchases worth P20 million."


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