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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday said he would pursue impeachment complaints against Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales and Chief Justice Maria Lourdes Sereno, accusing them of being part of a “conspiracy” to oust him through a probe into his supposed ill-gotten wealth. “We will file an impeachment case against her (Morales) and…

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SUPPORTERS of President Rodrigo Duterte are seeking the ouster of Overall Deputy Ombudsman Arthur Carandang and other officials in the Ombudsman’s Mindanao office for disclosing the bank transaction records of the President and his family. Lawyers Manuelito Luna, Eligio Mallari and former lawmaker Jacinto Paras, among others, made the call…

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FORMER senator Jose “Jinggoy” Estrada on Monday claimed a field investigator of the Office of the Ombudsman tried to extort money from him in 2013, in exchange for downgrading his plunder case. Estrada told reporters that “through an emissary, humihingi sila ng pera sa akin, hindi ako pumayag dahil alam…

CAYETANO MEETS US SENATOR

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AFTER announcing its “military and economic separation” from the United States last year, Manila now wants to strengthen its bilateral relations with Washington by intensifying economic cooperation. In Washington, Foreign Affairs Secretary Alan Peter Cayetano told Sen. Cory Scott Gardner of Colorado that the Philippines wanted to go beyond security…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte warned that he would not put himself under the jurisdiction of the Office of the Ombudsman, which will investigate his and his family’s wealth that was acquired allegedly from corrupt activities. “I will not submit jurisdiction, to [the authority of] the Ombudsman. The Armed Forces, the police,…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest officials of the Office of the Ombudsman if they refuse to be probed by an “independent” commission. Still stung by the Ombudsman’s earlier announcement that it would investigate his and his family’s bank transactions, Duterte on Friday threatened to tap the military or…

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PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has insisted that he did not have millions in his bank accounts and that if the money existed his critics “can take it.” At the same time, Duterte reiterated that he would step down from the Presidency if it could be proven that he had deposits outside…

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