Ombudsman of the Philippines
|Tanodbayan ng Pilipinas|
|Headquarters||Agham Road, Quezon City, Philippines|
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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.
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. The charges are then usually filed 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.
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.
|Conchita Carpio-Morales||Tanodbayan (Ombudsman)|
|Melchor A. Carandang||Over-all Deputy Ombudsman|
|Gerard A. Mosquera||Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon|
|Paul Elmer M. Clemente||Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas|
|Rodolfo M. Elman||Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao|
|Cyril E. Ramos||Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Police|
|Melchor A. Carandang (Acting in capacity)||Special Prosecutor|
List of Ombudsman
|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|
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- Senate of the Philippines
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- "1987 Constitution of the Philippines". Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
SECTION 5. There is hereby created the independent Office of the Ombudsman, composed of the Ombudsman to be known as Tanodbayan, one overall Deputy and at least one Deputy each for Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao. A separate Deputy for the military establishment may likewise be appointed.
- "Ombudsman submits resignation to PNoy". ABS-CBN News. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 24 October 2015.
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