LGUs top list of gov't agencies with most number of cases in 2013

March 6, 2014 11:20 am 

MANILA, March 5 — For the third straight year, local government units (LGUs) topped the list of government agencies with the most number of cases filed before the Office of the Ombudsman.

In a report submitted by the Ombudsman's Finance and Management Information Office (FMIO), a total of 2,014 cases were filed against LGU officials.

However, the Ombudsman noted that there has been a considerable drop in the number of cases filed beginning 2011.

In 2011, a total of 3,852 cases were filed against LGU officials and this figure once again dropped in 2012 with a total of 2,669 cases.

Law enforcement agencies such as the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) placed second and third in the list, respectively.

For 2013, the Ombudsman received a total of 1,312 cases filed against members of the PNP while 246 cases were filed against members of the AFP.

The Ombudsman also noted the drop in the number of cases filed against PNP and AFP personnel from 2012 figures showing 1,415 and 332 cases, respectively.

The others in the list are the Department of Environment and Natural Resources with 156, Department of Education – 117, Department of Agriculture – 108, Department of Agrarian Reform – 108, Bureau of Fire Protection – 108, Bureau of Customs – 76, Department of Finance – 74, State Universities and Colleges – 56, and Bureau of Jail Management and Penology – 53. (PNA)

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