FOR the second straight year, local government units (LGUs) topped the list of the most number of corruption cases based on data released by the Office of the Ombudsman on Wednesday.
LGUs had 2,669 cases last year compared to 3,852 in 2011.
“Of the 2,669 cases, 1,426 were filed with the Ombudsman-Central; 681 before Ombudsman-Luzon; 207 with Ombudsman-Visayas; 353 with Ombudsman-Mindanao; and two with the OMB’s Military and Other Local Enforcement Offices (OMB-Moleo),” the Ombudsman said in a statement.
The Philippine National Police remained at second place with 1,415 cases, 286 more than two years ago.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines was third with 332 cases followed by the Department of Education (276) and Bureau of Internal Revenue (197).
Rounding out the Top 10 were Commission on Higher Education (141), Department of Environment and Natural Resources (139), Department of Agrarian Reform (121), Department of Justice (90) and Bureau of Customs (81).
The cases were filed against government officials in all regional offices of the Ombudsman.
John Constantine G. Cordon