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PhilippinesThe lawyers of Roberto Ongpin on Friday objected to the request of the Office of the Ombudsman to have two Sandiganbayan judges inhibit themselves from hearing the graft case against the businessman, saying prosecutors only made the
PhilippinesBusinessman Roberto Ongpin has petitioned the Sandiganbayan to recall the hold-departure order it issued against him and allow him to travel abroad to attend business meetings and conduct negotiations. In a supplemental motion to recall
Ongpin on Thursday sued Bangko Sentral Deputy Governor Nestor Espenilla Jr. for violating Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft Law. In an emailed statement, Ongpin said his Lawyer Alex Poblador filed the complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman.
Espenilla cleared the businessman of involvement in what were alleged as anomalous transactions with Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP). "Mr. Ongpin is wrong.
Ongpin will file graft charges against a high ranking central bank official for freezing his bank accounts despite declaring earlier that his loans from the Development Bank of the Philippines (DBP) -- the reason for the freeze -- were "prudent and
Ongpin resigned his posts as Philippine Bank of Communications (PBCom) director and co-chairman because his election to the bank board was not confirmed by the central bank. In a disclosure to the stock exchange yesterday, PBCom said: Mr. Ongpin
Ongpin has stepped down as director and co-chair of commercial bank Philippine Bank of Communications. PBCom disclosed to the Philippine Stock Exchange a letter from Ongpin quitting these posts dated Dec...This leaves Ongpin's nephew Eric Recto in
Development Bank of the Philippines could be changed if an investigation into the loans extended to the group of former trade minister Roberto V. Ongpin reveals irregularities, credit rater Standard & Poor's said. In a statement, S&P yesterday said,
In a statement, Ongpins lawyer, Alexander Poblador, said the Ombudsmans decision will serve as an opportunity for my client and other respondents to refute the charge." Poblador said Ongpins camp has not received a copy of the Ombudsmans order. In
In a statement, Ongpin was cited as saying they have an airtight, open, and shut case" against lawyer Zenaida Ongkiko-Acorda, who was identified as DBP board counsel in previous reports. Reacting to Ongpins charges, Acorda maintained that she is DBPs