Ombudsman probing ex-Tourism chief, other execs sacked by Duterte


Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales (left) revealed on Monday, June 11, 2018, that her office was probing former officials like ex-Tourism secretary Wanda Teo (right) after they were removed by President Rodrigo Duterte amid controversies. INQUIRER /  MARIANNE BERMUDEZ

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales revealed that they were investigating government officials sacked by President Rodrigo Duterte over alleged corruption.

Asked in a television interview who the officials were, Morales said among those under investigation was resigned Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo.

“Teo, among others,” the outgoing Ombudsman said over CNN Philippines.

“I will again get the ire of some people, but that’s what we did. (There were) others but I’m not going to reveal them now,” she said.

Teo resigned as Tourism chief after being embroiled in a controversy involving P60 million worth of advertising funds that were reportedly allocated to her brothers’ television show “Kilos Pronto.”

The former Tourism chief was accused of conflict of interest and was urged by critics of the government to resign out of delicadeza.

Teo denied all of the accusations, stressing that there was no conflict of interest and that it was People’s Television Network Inc. that placed the funds on her brothers’ television program. /cbb

Корру́пция (от лат. corrumpere «растлевать», лат. corruptio «подкуп, продажность; порча, разложение; растление») — термин, обозначающий обычно использование должностным лицом своих властных полномочий и доверенных ему прав, а также связанных с этим официальным статусом авторитета, возможностей, связей в целях личной выгоды, противоречащее законодательству и моральным установкам. Коррупцией называют также подкуп должностных лиц, их продажность, подкупность, что типично для мафиозных государств.