• LGUs again have most number of graft cases

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    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

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    1. mark san diego on

      This data that LGUs has the most number of cases filed before the office of the Ombudsman only shows how rampant corruption in LGUs have become. On the other hand it may be viewed as a sign that whistle blowers are inspired to file cases vs grafters because they may have felt there is hope in the present administration in fighting wrongdoings in govt more so with the Hon.Omb. Morales at the helm. The Aquino Administration should not fail the people who risk their lives in exposing corruption by ensuring for a speedy process in putting grafters behind bars.Speedy resolution of complaints is the best way to wipe out the culture of impunity.Sana may resident Ombudsman din sa bawat probinsya o Bayan, why don’t the Govt. try this scheme-Let’s field more CATS in the LGUs because grabe ang pag dami ng DAGA sa gobyerno.