DASOL MAYORALTY RACE DASOL—Following the filing of counter legal charges of physical harassment between the camps of re-electionist Mayor Noel Nacar and his rival Eric Verzosa, two more administrative cases have been filed against the mayor and this time with the 13 members of the town’s Liga ng mga Barangay.
CLAIMS BLACK PROPAGANDA A REQUEST for investigation, not charges for plunder. This clarification was made by Alaminos City Mayor Hernani Braganza last week in a press conference he called in Dagupan City after local and national media reported that a plunder case has been filed against him before the Ombudsman by several barangay chairmen from [...]
VG CITES ELECTION LAW GOVERNOR Amado Espino Jr., who is facing a plunder case before the Office of the Ombudsman for allegedly receiving bribe money from the operations of the illegal numbers game jueteng in the province, may no longer be slapped a suspension order by Malacanang Palace since the election period has already started [...]
LINGAYEN—On Christmas eve, during the special Christmas mass at the Capitol Plaza, Governor Amado Espino Jr. admitted that he “cannot experience pure joy in his heart” this season due to the political crisis that he is facing. Espino has been publicly accused and is facing a case before the Office of the Ombudsman filed by [...]
BINMALEY—The vice mayor here, Pedro “Pete” Merrera III, has filed a case against 8 of the town’s councilors before the Office of the Ombudsman for usurpation of official function. The two warring groups have previously filed counter cases against each other before the provincial council, which are still pending.
MANGALDAN AS PILOT TOWN STARTING off at the barangay level, the Office of the Ombudsman has launched a series of seminars on good governance for the local government units in Pangasinan and other northern Luzon provinces. The initial seminar – focusing on the principles of good governance that includes public accountability, transparency and integrity – [...]