Tag Archives: Ombudsman

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Coal-affected communities decry CA TRO on ERC Commissioners suspensions

Members of the nationwide Power for People (P4P) Coalition expressed dismay over the temporary restraining order (TRO) issued by the Court of Appeals (CA), lifting the suspension of the four Energy Regulatory Commissioners (ERC) Commissioners suspended last December.

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Peoples’ Organizations, Envi Groups Welcome Ombudsman ERC Commissioners Suspension Order

Peoples’ organizations and environmental groups lauded the recently issued Ombudsman order to suspend virtually all Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) commissioners for having given unwarranted benefit to Meralco in their suspension of the competitive selection process (CPS), a power supply procurement scheme requiring public bidding instead of a negotiated procurement.

Statement of Former DBM Secretary Florecio ‘Butch’ Abad on his Indictment by the Ombudsman

“I respect the Ombudsman’s decision, and welcome the fact that her office has dropped the graft, corruption, and technical malversation charges against me.