Former Zamboanga Del Norte mayor pleads guilty over failure to liquidate funds

DAVAO CITY (July 5) — The Sandiganbayan found former Mayor Anjanette Sulit of La Libertad, Zamboanga del Norte, guilty of violating the Revised Penal Code, she failed to liquidate cash advances. During arraignment,  Sulit changed her plea from “not guilty” to “guilty” after affirming to the court that she understood the nature of the accusation and …

Maguindanao mayor to face charges for non-filing of SALNs

DAVAO CITY (July 3) — The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge Shariff Saydona Mustapha, Maguindanao, Municipal  Mayor Bai Zandria Ampatuan,  with four counts of violation of  the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees. Records show that Ampatuan failed to file her Statements of Assets, Liabilities and …

Ex-Quezon mayor convicted of estafa

DAVAO CITY (June 27) —  The Sandiganbayan convicted former Sampaloc, Quezon Mayor Samson Delgado for misappropriating the municipality’s P250,000 loan intended for a local housing projects. The Office of the Ombudsman earlier recommended filing of the case before the Sandiganbayan, In a 20-page Decision penned by Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Oscar Herrera, Jr., Delgado was found …

Duterte assures equal distribution of budget

DAVAO CITY (July 22) — President Rodrigo Duterte is assuring every Filipino  that funds for public projects are equally distributed across the nation under his administration. The President also assured that he is continuing the projects started by his predecessors. In his speech during the Philippine Councilors League’s gathering at Iloilo Convention Center, Duterte emphasized …

Court fines ex-brgy execs for failure to liquidate funds

DAVAO CITY (May 31) — Metropolitan Trial Court, Branch 43, Quezon City Presiding Judge Don Ace Mariano Alagar sentenced two former village officials for failure to liquidate public funds. Alagar found former Barangay Chairman Filemon San Antonio and Barangay Treasurer Alma Rigor of Barangay Sikatuna Village, Quezon City, guilty beyond reasonable doubt  for failure to account public …

Sandiganbayan orders ex-Mayor and Treasurer to pay P3K

DAVAO CITY (May 29) — The Sandiganbayan convicted former mayor Rolen Urriquia and municipal treasurer Eva Mendoza, both from Rizal, Laguna, for failure to account the cash they withdraw from the municipal fund. Investigation disclosed that from 18 to 31 March 2010, Urriquia and Mendoza caused the unauthorized withdrawals from the municipality’s authorized depository bank …

Sandiganbayan orders San Enrique Iloilo Mayor, treasurer to pay P700k

DAVAO CITY (MAY 23)  — The Sandiganbayan found mayor Rosario Mediatrix Fernandez and municipal treasurer Imelda Celebrar, both of San Enrique, Iloilo, guilty  of  delaying the contribution of the GSIS  and  Pag-Ibig fund remittances of their employees. The anti-graft court Sandiganbayan has ordered  Fernandez and Celebrar and the municipal treasurer to pay a fine of P700,000 …