Malacañang has no power to discipline Ombudsman, says Pimentel - Inquirer.net

FOR REAL, THIS TIME? After admitting that he had invented the bank account number he attributed to Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV, President Duterte bares the matrix of what he described as the real offshore bank accounts of the senator. Mr. Duterte said ...

Defending institutions - Inquirer.net

Critics of President Duterte accuse him of undermining the nation's institutions — especially those charged with upholding the rule of law and maintaining the constitutional mechanisms of checks and balance — by attacking their current occupants.

Duterte threatens to arrest Ombudsman - The Manila Times

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has threatened to arrest officials of the Office of the Ombudsman if they refuse to be probed by an “independent” commission. Still stung by the Ombudsman's earlier announcement that it would investigate his and his family's ...

Ombudsman should be open to any probe, Malacañang says - Northbound Philippines News Online

MANILA — Malacañang on Saturday said the Office of the Ombudsman should be open to any investigation of alleged corruption activities in the agency. While the Palace recognizes the Ombudsman's role in probing erring government officials, it said the ...