Ombudsman of the Philippines


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The Ombudsman of the Philippines (Filipino: Tanodbayan) is an ombudsman responsible for investigating and prosecuting Philippine government officials accused of crimes.

The Offices of the Ombudsman independently monitors all three branches of the government. The Ombudsman is also responsible for receiving complaints from citizens and organizations from the country. The Ombudsman usually prosecutes officials accused of graft and corruption.

The Offices of the Ombudsman includes the Ombudsman's own office, along with offices for a team composed of a sheriff, the Ombudsman's second in command, and 6 other deputies who lead their respective divisions and/or bureaus.

The Ombudsman is appointed by the President of the Philippines from a list submitted by the Judicial and Bar Council for a seven-year term with no reappointment. The Ombudsman can be impeached.

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Officials

Name Position
Conchita Carpio-Morales Ombudsman/Tanodbayan
Orlando C. Casimiro Over-all Deputy Ombudsman
Francis H. Jardeleza Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon
Pelagio S. Apostol Deputy Ombudsman for Visayas
Humphrey T. Monteroso Deputy Ombudsman for Mindanao
Eulogio S. Cecilio (OIC) Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Police
Wendell Barreras-Sulit Special Prosecutor

List of Ombudsmen

Ombudsman Term of Office
Conrado M. Vasquez 1988–1995
Aniano A. Desierto 1995–2002
Simeon V. Marcelo 2002–2005
Ma. Merceditas N. Gutierrez 2005–2011[1]
Orlando C. Casimiro (Acting) 2011
Conchita Carpio-Morales 2011-present

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