Sandiganbayan junks ex-Caloocan mayor’s motion to quash graft raps

MANILA,  Philippines — The Sandiganbayan  dismissed the motion to quash graft charges against  Caloocan City Mayor Enrico “Recom” Echiverri in connection with the PHP1.9-million drainage system project he implemented in 2011. In a 15-page resolution written by Associate Justice Sarah Jane Fernandez, the Sandiganbayan Third Division denied Echiverri’s motion due to lack of merit. Echiverri’s …

Ret. Bishop Oscar Cruz to probe on priest accused of pedophilia

MANILA, Philippines —  Retired Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Emeritus Oscar Cruz has been assigned to investigate the case  of relieved Taytay priest Msgr. Arnel Fuentes Lagarejos. Antipolo Bishop Francisco de Leon  tasked Cruz to look into the case. Lagarejos is the president of Cainta Catholic College but he was stripped off his position following his arrest. It …