[NEWS] Ombudsman Mindanao opens de Oro office

(Note: For those who dread traveling long distance just to file a complaint against erring public officials and employees in their areas in the northern part of Mindanao, here is a good news. BUT I consider it good news indeed in our collective quest for integrity in public service and good governance. )

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/29 June) — The Office of the Ombudsman inMindanao (OMB Min) announced the opening of its Cagayan de Oro extension office to offer “frontline services” to the public in theNorthern part of the island.

Teresita Angeles, chief of the Graft Prevention Unit of OMB Min, toldMindaNews that they had a “soft opening” of the new Cagayan de Oro extension office last June 20.

The extension office, with five employees for a start, is located atDoña Emeteria Building, Osmeña St., Ext. . Lawyer Ma. Iluminada Viva,OIC regional director from Davao City, will head the office.

Angeles said this will help provide greater access to the public especially those in, but not limited to, Northern Mindanao. But there are still some transactions that need to be done in Davao City,Angeles said.

The office will serve as a “dulugang bayan” or drop-off point for transactions. It can also provide public assistance, do graft prevention and advocacy campaigns, and receive communication. The graft investigations would still be done in Davao City, Angeles said.

The OMB Min plans to make the regional extension office fully functional with at least 50 employees but provided no date when thatwould happen.

The Cagayan de Oro office will cut travel time for those transactingwith the Ombudsman from cities like Zamboanga, Iligan, and Pagadian.Since 1988, the Office of the Ombudsman served the whole Mindanao areawith only one office in Davao City.(Walter I. Balane / MindaNews)

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9 responses to “[NEWS] Ombudsman Mindanao opens de Oro office”

  1. charlemagne ryan o. lerias says :

    good day sir/ madam:

    i would like to ask for the telephone number of your office in cagayan de oro city or fax number for our query..hope you’ll act on our comment..thank you! more power to your office and God Bless!

    • cherrylyn santos akbar says :

      sir/madam
      greetings of peace.
      it is possible for me to ask for your contact nos and the complete of the officer in charge in the your office.
      hope to hear from you very soon.
      thank you.god bless.

  2. aquarius says :

    This is a good news to Mindanao and the Northern Mindanao as well. By this, it’s easy for your office to investigate reports of anomalies and malpractices of some government officials in the local and national offices.

    Hope you had start smelling and kept moving forward. Investigation of corruptions in the regional level should come parallel to the ongoing investigation in the national level.

  3. aquarius says :

    Please investigate the rehabilitation of the Sayre Highway from Manolo Fortich – Valencia, Bukidnon. Broken Concrete Pavement is very apparent along the way, which this structure has been done just over a year ago. Concrete should stand longer for 20 years. The DPWH Reg. 10 should answer of the quality being the implementing agency and the contractor must also be accountable. Look at the case in Maluko, the structure is not just broken but destroyed. In few months to come especially this rainy days where sub base is fully saturated due to cracks, it’s very clear we will again experience a inconvenience of travel due to numerous lubaklubak. Wasting of people’s money is again very imminent.

    Is it not just proper to investigate??

    Thank you and more power!!!!

  4. andrew says :

    pwede ba kamo makatabang sa mga tao dinhi sa purok caimito, ipil,zsp.nga diin 84 ka panimalay ang gapuyo niani. na foreclose kini sa kkk ug ang ga hawak sa titulo mao ang land bank lending zamboanga city. 2007 ga inquire ang mga tao dinhi diri sa ilang branch sa ipil mao ang land bank ipil kung paunsa mapalit ang yutang gepuy-an sulod na sa 10-50yrs.. ang sulti hulat sa land bank ipil hulat pa sa court order ky gakaso paman ang dbp,pnb og lbp.peru april 03, 2011 nakalitan ang mga namuyo dinhi kay aduna na diay tag-iya. wala jud kabalo ang mga tao dinhi nga gibidding na diay ning yutaa. karon ila ng ipapahawa ang mga tao diri. unsa may inyong ika tambag niani nga problema diin ang taga land bank wala man jud kasulti sa mga tao diri nga bidding na diay kay willing pud sila muapil..salamat

  5. Lorna M. Arcamo says :

    Good afternoon :
    I am a government employee part of Zamboanga Sibugay, Graduated Bachelor of Science in Agriculture and professional civil service eligible , I am a public since 1984 under the of the Agriculture.My query is if how can I avail the exemption of taking the Board examination in agriculture.

  6. gamal umpa says :

    Sir I would like to verify the status of my case gamal Umpa vs. col catarata et las which was sent to davao on january 16 2012 with OR 562 to 564 at post office iligan city ND lbc NO iGN011000073461 on jANUARY 16, 2012. AM PROF umpa

    • mustaf says :

      i know u mr gamal …wag ka magmadali…dismiss un sgurado, wla kang basihan…professoor kabang talaga???

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