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Ex-Butuan mayor charged with graft for P15-million expense on donated CT scan machine

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed two counts of graft against former Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. for disbursing P15.485 million for a CT scan machine which was donated by World Medical Relief, Inc., an organization based in Michigan, US. Source link link: Ex-Butuan mayor charged with graft for P15-million expense on donated CT scan machine.....»»

Category: newsSource: manilainformer manilainformerJul 11th, 2018

Former Butuan mayor faces graft charges

Former Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante Jr. is facing graft cases before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged illegal disbursement of P15.48 million for acquisition of a defective machine. The case stemmed from the approval of Amante to release the amount from November 2012 to June 2013 in favor of World Medical Relief-Philippine National… link: Former Butuan mayor faces graft charges.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 12th, 2018

Ombudsman indicts Zambo del Sur mayor, 8 others for graft

      The Office of the Ombudsman has indicted Margosatubig, Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Roy Encallado and eight others for graft charges over the anomalous purchase of farming supplies and equipment worth P4 million.   In a statementon Friday, the Ombudsman said it found probable cause to indict Encallado and the others for violationof Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for the anomalous procurement of supplies from Barcelona Spring Farm (BSF) worth P4,112,366.02.   Aside from Encallado, also charged were Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)Chairman Arwin Alpha; BAC members Alex Villarin, Elvira Emia,Andres Limatoc, and Merl...Keep on reading: Ombudsman indicts Zambo del Sur mayor, 8 others for graft.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 13th, 2018

Jinggoy Estrada to speak before US group for good governace

The Sandiganbayan has allowed a former senator who was detained on plunder charges in the early 2000s and again in June 2014 until September 2017 to travel abroad to speak before a group advocating good government. The antigraft court's Fifth Division has given former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada the green light to leave the country for the United States from April 30 to May 30. Estrada has been indicted for plunder and graft for allegedly pocketing P183 million from his pork barrel funds when he was senator. He is out on bail. More than a decade earlier, he was also charged with plunder when he was the San Juan City mayor for allegedly receiving "jueteng" payola from gambling lords and...Keep on reading: Jinggoy Estrada to speak before US group for good governace.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMar 26th, 2018

Bacolod mayor faces graft charge

Mayor Evelio Ramos Leonardia has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division in connection with the P49-million procurement of furniture and fixtures for the New Bacolod City National Government Center in 2008. #BeFullyInformed Bacolod mayor faces graft charge Bacolod City – Mayor Evelio Ramos Leonardia has been charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan… link: Bacolod mayor faces graft charge.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsDec 4th, 2017

Syjuco, Echiverri indicted for graft anew

Former Iloilo Rep. Augusto Syjuco Jr. and former Caloocan Mayor Enrico Echiverri have been charged anew with separate graft cases in the Sandiganbayan. Syjuco was charged with graft in connection with the misuse of P5 million in the 2004 fertilizer fund scam. It was the latest in the string of criminal charges filed by the Office of the Ombudsman against Syjuco, who later headed the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (Tesda). As for Echiverri, prosecutors accused him of irregularly awarding two contracts for drainage works totaling P17.27 million in 2012, without approval of the city council. The three new graft charges against the former mayor brought the t...Keep on reading: Syjuco, Echiverri indicted for graft anew.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsNov 14th, 2017

Ex-Basilan town mayor, 2 others charged with graft

The Office of the Ombudsman has charged before the Sandiganbayan former Mayor Haber Amin Asarul of Sumisip, Basilan and two municipal officers in connection with the alleged use of the town's funds as security for a P2-million personal loan in 2010. Also .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 7th, 2016

Mother, daughter charged with estafa and anti-graft: Mayor denies accusations

GRAFT and estafa charges were filed against Valderrama, Antique mayor Jocelyn Posadas and her daughter for allegedly using her position and influence as former Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR) lawyer to secure a private deal for the conversion of an agricultural land in Iloilo to industrial and for subsequent failure to account for funds amounting […] The post Mother, daughter charged with estafa and anti-graft: Mayor denies accusations appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsSep 16th, 2018

Fake news adds to India’s flood torment

Cristiano Ronaldo has not donated $11 million to the Kerala flood disaster fund and there are no cracks in a key dam, but India's fake news machine has been working overtime to fuel confusion and fear. The Kerala state government and India's military have issued rare warnings about viral social media messages as they confront the aftermath of floods which have killed some 420 people. The deluge of false news, videos and claims also comes as the Indian government steps up pressure on Facebook, WhatsApp and other platforms to act against fake news, blamed for inciting more than 20 lynchings in the past two months. Some postings have been relatively harmless. Portuguese footbal...Keep on reading: Fake news adds to India’s flood torment.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsAug 22nd, 2018

Iloilo town mayor, deputy charged over transpo allowance

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft cases against former Lambunao, Iloilo mayor Reynor Gonzales and incumbent Vice Mayor Cesar Gonzales over their alleged unlawful receipt of transportation allowance in 2014, despite using government-issued vehicles......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2018

Former CDO lawmaker, 16 others face graft raps

Former Rep. Constantino Jaraula of Cagayan de Oro and 16 others are facing charges of graft and malversation before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the anomalous release of multi-million-peso fertilizer fund. Charged along with Jaraula were employees of the Department of Agriculture Regional Field Unit (DA RFU)-7; regional technical director Jose Quitazol Sr.; Antonio Rosal,… link: Former CDO lawmaker, 16 others face graft raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsAug 7th, 2018

Children’s council chief charged over P10M worth of ghost projects

MANILA, Philippines – The Ombudsman charged with graft former Caloocan 2nd District representative and now Council for the Welfare of Children (CWC) Executive Director Mary Mitzi Cajayon-Uy for spending P10 million on projects that turned out to be non-existent. The 2 counts of ........»»

Category: newsSource:  rapplerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Ex-lawmaker faces graft raps over P10-M ‘pork’

GOVERNMENT prosecutors charged a former lawmaker and six others have with two counts of graft over the alleged misuse of P10 million of her discretionary Priority Development Assistance Fund or “pork barrel” in May and June 2009. In an 18-page charge sheet, the Office of the Ombudsman accused Mitzi Cajayon-Uy of conspiring with former Social… link: Ex-lawmaker faces graft raps over P10-M ‘pork’.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsJul 30th, 2018

Ex-DavOr town mayor, treasurer face graft charges

DAVAO CITY (MindaNews/20 July) – The Office of the Ombudsman found a probable cause to charge former Caraga, Davao Oriental mayor William Duma-an and Municipal Treasurer Arnold Samon for graft for alleged irregularities in the disbursement of funds worth P1.5 million for the town’s founding anniversary celebration in 2011. The Ombudsman said both respondents violated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  mindanewsRelated NewsJul 20th, 2018

Dead former mayor charged with graft

Five months after his death, a former mayor of Sipalay, Negros Occidental was charged with graft before the Sandiganbayan......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJul 15th, 2018

Ex-solon charged over ‘ghost projects’

A FORMER Iloilo congressman has been charged before the Sandiganbayan over alleged misuse of his P4.85 million pork barrel on “ghost projects” in 2008. Ex-Rep. Niel Tupas Jr. faced two counts of graft, and one count each of malversation and the complex crime of malversation through falsification. The charges stemmed….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 4th, 2018

2 Zamboanga ex-mayors charged, fined over unliquidated travel funds

THE OFFICE of the Ombudsman has slapped Wilson M. Nandang, former mayor of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, with 10 counts of malversation over P1.25 million in unliquidated funds. Mr. Nandang will also be facing charges for failure to render accounts to the public auditor......»»

Category: financeSource:  bworldonlineRelated NewsJul 3rd, 2018

Lambunao mayor, others charged over cash advances

FORMER mayor Vicente “Bugok” Ramirez of Lambunao, Iloilo charged incumbent Mayor Jason Gonzales and other town officials of criminal and administrative offenses before the Office of the Ombudsman relative to the alleged unliquidated cash advances in 2016 totaling P8.983 million. Gonzales is facing a criminal complaint for violating Article 218 and Article 217 of the […] The post Lambunao mayor, others charged over cash advances appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsJun 30th, 2018

Uphold raps vs accused in 2004 fertilizer scam

OSP TO SANDIGAN: The Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) has asked the Sandiganbayan to uphold the validity of graft and malversation charges filed against North Cotabato Rep. Nancy Catamco, Cebu town Mayor Edgar Rama and a municipal councilor in connection with the alleged fraudulent use of P5-million fertilizer fund in 2004. In a consolidated […].....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 24th, 2018

Graft raps filed vs dismissed Southern Leyte Governor Damian Mercado

Dismissed Southern Leyte governor Damian Mercado was charged with three counts of graft before the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged anomalous purchase of second-hand vehicles when he was mayor of Maasin City......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Trillanes sees plunder in DOT-PTV ad deal, wants Teo fired

          Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo should be fired and charged in connection with the P60-million advertisement controversy, Senator Antonio Trillanes IV said on Monday.   "Sa akin, hindi lang mag-resign dapat e makasuhan. Dapat tanggalin sa puwesto at kasuhan," Trillanes said when asked in an interview with Senate reporters if Teo should step down from her post.   The senator said Teo could be charged with plunder and graft after a Commission on Audit report showed that the Department of Tourism (DOT) paid P60 million worth of advertisements on a government television program produced by Teo's brother, Ben Tulfo, and c...Keep on reading: Trillanes sees plunder in DOT-PTV ad deal, wants Teo fired.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsMay 7th, 2018