Like in previous years, local government officials and the Philippine National Police have consistently topped the list of agencies with most number of cases filed with the Office of the Ombudsman last year.
The Ombudsman’s finance and management information office reported that for the year 2016, a total of 2,799 cases were filed against officials from the local government units and 1,022 cases against members and officers of the PNP.
The Department of Education came in third with 222 cases.
The 2,799 cases filed against local government units are broken down as follows: 1,700 cases filed against city and municipal officials; 892 cases versus barangay officials and 204 cases against provincial officials.
The seven other offices with most cases filed are: Armed Forces (AFP), 201; Department of Environment and Natural Resources, 120; state universities and colleges, 109; Bureau of Customs 104; Department of Justice, 88; Department of Agriculture, 85, and the House of Representatives, 84. (Jun Ramirez)