How many Ombudsman are there in the Philippines?

How many Ombudsman are there in the Philippines?


# Ombudsmen Term
4 Merceditas Gutierrez December 1, 2005–May 6, 2011
Orlando C. Casimiro May 6, 2011–July 28, 2011
5 Conchita Carpio-Morales July 28, 2011–July 26, 2018
6 Samuel Martires July 26, 2018–present (Term to end on July 26, 2025)

What are the duties of the office of the ombudsman?

The Ombudsman shall give priority to complaints filed against high ranking government officials and/or those occupying supervisory positions, complaints involving grave offenses as well as complaints involving large sums of money and/or properties (Sec.

How do I report someone to the ombudsman?

Email us at [email protected] or use our online complaint form. Please note that due to the impact of current lockdown restrictions and staff resourcing issues, it may take us longer than usual to return your call or to send email correspondence.

What cases can be filed in Ombudsman?

The Ombudsman shall investigate and prosecute on its own or on complaint by any person, any illegal, unjust, improper or inefficient act or omission of any public officer or employee, office or agency over cases within the original jurisdiction of the Sandiganbayan.

Is Sandiganbayan and Ombudsman the same?

The Office of the Ombudsman owns exclusive authority to bring cases to the Sandiganbayan. The Sandiganbayan is housed in the Centennial Building, Commonwealth Avenue, National Government Center, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila.

How does the Ombudsman investigate the cases?

In any investigation under R.A. No. 6770, the Ombudsman may (a) enter and inspect the premises of any office, agency, commission or tribunal; (b) examine and have access to any book, record, file, document or paper; and (c) hold private hearings with both the complaining individual and the official concerned.