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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: manilainformer manilainformerAug 7th, 2018

Ex-Iloilo lawmaker, Maguindanao mayor face graft raps

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against a former congressman of Iloilo and a former mayor of Kabunt.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsJan 26th, 2018

Ex-La Union lawmaker, 5 others face PDAF raps

The Office of the Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges against former congressman Thomas Dumpit Jr. of La Union’s Second District and five others in connection with a P14.55-million Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) in 2008. Also charged before the Sandiganbayan were Alan Javellana, Rhodora Mendoza, Romulo Relevo and Ma. Julie Villaralvo-Johnson, all formerly [...] The post Ex-La Union lawmaker, 5 others face PDAF raps appeared first on The Manila Times Online......»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimesRelated NewsOct 26th, 2017

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps - The Manila Times

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps - The Manila Times.....»»

Category: newsSource:  googlenewsRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps – The Manila Times

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps – The Manila Times.....»»

Category: entertainmentSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps

Ex-Surigao lawmaker, mayor face graft raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 17th, 2017

Ex-Eastern Samar lawmaker, 6 others face graft raps

Ex-Eastern Samar lawmaker, 6 others face graft raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsApr 5th, 2017

Ex-Palawan lawmaker, 11 others face graft raps

THE Ombudsman has filed graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan against Games and Amusement Board chief Abraham Kahlil Mitra and several others in connection with the allegedly anomalous transfer of a P3-million fertilizer fund during his .....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilatimes_netRelated NewsSep 27th, 2016

Ex-Misamis lawmaker, DA chief face ‘pork’ raps

MANILA, Philippines - The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of graft charges against former Misamis Occidental congresswoman Marina Clarete in c.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 2016

Nueva Vizcaya lawmaker, 6 others face raps

SAN JOSE CITY, Philippines – The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed graft charges against a congresswoman and six other former and incumbent of.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsAug 13th, 2016

DOJ Sec. Menardo Guevarra, Vitaliano Aguirre II face graft raps

Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra and his predecessor Vitaliano Aguirre II are facing graft charges for granting witness protection and immunity to convicts serving time at the New Bilibid Prison......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsNov 6th, 2018

Cebu lawmaker, 12 others face plunder raps

Cebu sixth district Rep. Jonas Cortes and 12 other former officials of Mandaue City are in hot water over an alleged anomaly in the sale of a 3.5-hectare reclaimed land during his stint as city mayor in 2015. Source link link: Cebu lawmaker, 12 others face plunder raps.....»»

Category: newsSource:  manilainformerRelated NewsSep 17th, 2018

Cebu lawmaker, 12 others face plunder raps

Cebu sixth district Rep. Jonas Cortes and 12 other former officials of Mandaue City are in hot water over an alleged anomaly in the sale of a 3.5-hectare reclaimed land during his stint as city mayor in 2015......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsSep 16th, 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

Samar mayor, 4 others face graft raps

THE Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of charges against a Samar municipal mayor and four other municipal officials for the anomalous catering services transactions in 2012. Facing charges of 16 counts of violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) before the….....»»

Category: newsSource:  journalRelated NewsJul 25th, 2018

ICC to inquire on raps vs Rody

ROQUE: MERE PROCESS TO DETERMINE BASIS President Duterte intends to defend himself, “if need be,” on the crimes against humanity charges that his opponents filed against him before The Hague-based International Criminal Court (ICC), presidential spokesman Harry Roque said yesterday. Roque, an international law expert, explained that the ICC’s recognition was simply a proceeding to determine if the case has basis to proceed or not.Roque said Malacañang has received ICC’s notice for a “preliminary examination” on the complaints filed by the lawyer of self-confessed Davao Death Squad (DDS) assassin Edgar Matobato, who is under the care of Duterte’s chief critic Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV.Roque said the 72-year-old Chief Executive is ready to submit himself before the proceedings once he is summoned to The Hague.“The President and I met about this extensively for two hours last night. The President welcomes the preliminary examination because he is sick and tired of being accused,” Roque told reporters. “Obviously, this is intended to embarrass the president. They will fail. The President said that if need be, he will argue his case before the ICC,” he added.Matobato’s counsel Jude Sabio, in April last year, submitted to the ICC a petition against Mr. Duterte on the basis of his apparent admission of “killing” suspected drug traffickers and criminals in Davao City when he was still its Mayor.By June, Trillanes and Magdalo Partylist Rep. Gary Alejano filed a supplemental complaint against the Chief Executive also at the ICC. The complaint is based on the series of extrajudicial killings attributed to the Duterte administration’s narcotics crackdown.Sabio, in a text message, claimed that the given development is already a victory on their end.“I feel so elated and vindicated. Finally, Mr. Duterte and his cohorts will face criminal investigation by the ICC prosecutor as a prelude to formal criminal investigation,” Sabio said. “It is a huge triumph toward justice. Duterte’s system of death squad killings that he continued in his war on drugs will be investigated and hopefully an arrest warrant will be issued against him and justice will be done,” he added.“I am confident that, based on my communication, as well as that of Sen. Trillanes’ and (Magdalo) Rep. (Gary) Alejano’s, we will hurdle this first big step, and hopefully a warrant of arrest will be issued soon by the ICC against Duterte and his cohorts,” he added. Critics overjoyedTrillanes, for his part, claimed that the ICC’s recognition of their complaint should remind Mr. Duterte that he is not above the law.“This development should jolt Duterte into realizing that he is not above the law. More importantly, this is the first step for the victims’ families’ quest for justice,” the senator said.But Roque said Trillanes and his group should not celebrate yet.“No one should claim victory… If they think the President has been indicted, they are so wrong,” he said.“There will be no formal investigation to be conducted in the country because at the level of the preliminary examination, where the Court does not include the budget for the prosecutor to come to the Philippines because it is not yet a preliminary investigation,” he said.“Now the objective is to determine if there is reasonable basis to proceed with the formal investigation,” he added.In Sabio’s complaint addressed to ICC chief prosecutor Fatou Bensouda, he said that the international criminal court’s action “would... be the beginning of the end of this dark, obscene, murderous and evil era in the Philippines.”“Crimes against humanity are crimes of universal jurisdiction, but where a State like the Philippines fails to assume such universal jurisdiction for crimes against humanity continuously being committed in its very own territory, then the International Criminal Court will have to intervene into a situation that is grave by any human standard,” Sabio said.“The grim statistics of more than 7,000 drug-related killings cannot be anything but grave, especially if viewed in the context of just seven months since Rodrigo Duterte became the President, compared to only about 3,000 committed during the 20-year Marcos regime. These more than 7,000 drug-related killings translate to roughly 1,000 killings per month,” he added.Two other opposition senators urged Malacañang, instead of criticizing this development, to deal with the issues being hurled at the President.“That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering the magnitude of deaths reaching thousands upon thousands in less than two years,” Sen. Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan.“This is the chance for the government to answer the accusations raised against them. There is no reason to be afraid if the administration is not hiding anything,” Sen. Bam Aquino said.Aquino said this should be a welcome opportunity for the administration to make their case to an unbiased and globally respected tribunal. Villarin wants Roque charged, tooAkbayan Rep Tom Villarin said the entry of the ICC into the issues raised against Duterte gives hope to the thousands killed under the latter’s war on drugs. “It is a welcome development and gives hope to thousands of EJK (extra judicial killings) victims that finally justice will be served,” Villarin said.“This will also hold President Duterte and other top officials involved in the bloody war against drugs accountable as well as it gives us an opportunity to implead other enablers of EJKs, including possibly Presidential Spokesman Harry Roque,” Villarin added.While the Akbayan lawmaker said that the investigation may not lead to Duterte’s puster, he said that it will be damning and damaging to his administration in the eyes of our people and the international community.“I am hopeful that people will now realize the truth and demand accountability from him with all constitutional options available,” Villarin said.Alejano said that the preliminary examination will determine whether there is sufficient evidence to warrant an investigation. “I hope that the preliminary examination will be allowed to carry on – unhindered and with full cooperation from concerned authorities, organizations, and personalities,” Alejano, one of those who brought the EJK issue before the ICC, said.“I am confident on the communication we sent to the ICC and strongly believe that President Duterte and those who perpetuate and defend this policy of killing should be held accountable before the law,” Alejano said. Angie M. Rosales, Gerry Baldo.....»»

Category: newsSource:  tribuneRelated NewsJun 7th, 2018

Officials of 2 Iloilo towns face raps over open dumps

FORMER and incumbent local officials of Ajuy and Banate towns in Iloilo are facing criminal and administrative charges before the Office of the Ombudsman for allowing the operation of open dumpsites. The Special Panel of Investigators of the Environmental Ombudsman Program through the Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officers, filed complaints against 11 Ajuy officials for […] The post Officials of 2 Iloilo towns face raps over open dumps appeared first on The Daily Guardian......»»

Category: newsSource:  thedailyguardianRelated NewsMay 31st, 2018

Wanda Teo, husband face graft raps over anomalous P300M Boracay sewage system deal

Former and current Cabinet secretaries are facing graft raps over an "anomalous" multimillion-peso contract for water and sewerage system operations in Boracay......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsMay 18th, 2018

Lorenzo, Yap face graft raps for P46-M fertilizer bidding mess

Former Agriculture Secretary Luis "Cito" Lorenzo Jr. and former National Food Authority (NFA) Administrator Arthur Yap have been charged in the Sandiganbayan in connection with the alleged lack of bidding for the purchase of P46.45 million worth of fertilizers in July and August 2003. Ombudsman prosecutors charged Lorenzo and Yap, as well as Philippine Phosphate Fertilizer Corp. (Philphos) representative Tomas Guibani, with five counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. According to prosecutors, Lorenzo and Yap gave unwarranted benefits to Philphos by directing the bids and awards committees in five of the country's regions to purchase 92,158 ...Keep on reading: Lorenzo, Yap face graft raps for P46-M fertilizer bidding mess.....»»

Category: newsSource:  inquirerRelated NewsApr 30th, 2018

Graft raps vs Ifugao lawmaker junked

The Sandiganbayan has junked a graft case filed against Ifugao Rep. Teo-doro Baguilat Jr. due to the “inordinate delay” of the Office of the Ombudsman in investigating the case......»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 23rd, 2018

Sandigan affirms graft raps vs ex-Antique lawmaker

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan has affirmed a graft case filed against former Antique lawmaker Exequiel Javier in connection with the allegedly anom.....»»

Category: newsSource:  philstarRelated NewsApr 1st, 2018