Ombudsman of the Philippines

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Ombudsman of the Philippines

The Ombudsman of the Philippines (Filipino: Tanodbayan ng Pilipinas) is an ombudsman responsible for investigating and prosecuting Philippine government officials accused of crimes, especially graft and corruption.

Functions[edit]

Per 1987 Philippine Constitution, the Office of the Ombudsman independently monitors all three branches of the government. The Ombudsman is also responsible for receiving complaints from citizens and organizations from the country. The Ombudsman usually prosecutes officials accused of graft and corruption, which usually files the charge at the Sandiganbayan.

The Offices of the Ombudsman includes the Ombudsman's own office, along with offices for a team composed of a Sheriff, the Ombudsman's second in command, and 6 other deputies who lead their respective divisions and/or bureaus.

Officials[edit]

The Ombudsman and its subordinates are appointed by the President of the Philippines from a list submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council for a non-renewable seven-year term. The Ombudsman can be removed from office only through impeachment.

Name Position
Conchita Carpio-Morales Tanodbayan (Ombudsman)
Melchor A. Carandang Over-all Deputy Ombudsman
Gerard A. Mosquera Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon
Pelagio S. Apostol Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas
Rodolfo M. Elman Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao
Rudiger G. Falcis II (OIC) Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Police
Melchor A. Carandang (Acting in capacity) Special Prosecutor

List of Ombudsmen[edit]

Ombudsman Term of Office
Conrado M. Vasquez 1988–1995
Aniano A. Desierto 1995–2002
Simeon V. Marcelo 2002–2005
Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez 2005–2011[1]
Orlando C. Casimiro (Acting) 2011
Conchita Carpio-Morales 2011-present

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