Tudela, Cebu ex-mayor imprisoned over bags of cement

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan sentenced former Mayor of Tudela  Cebu after he was found guilty of malversation public funds. Former Mayor Rogelio Baquerfo  Sr. was sentenced to 12 years to 18 years imprisonment with perpetual special disqualification from holding any public office, and was ordered to pay a fine of P57,750.00 plus interest at a …

Court convicts Customs officer for perjury 

MANILA, Philippines — For failure to properly declare his assets, a Bureau of Customs officer was charged. The Metropolitan Trial Court of Manila Branch 4 has convicted Bureau of Customs Operations Officer Walter Reynoso Sr. of 15 counts of Perjury, meted upon him four months imprisonment for each count. The respondent’s culpability stemmed from his …

Ombudsman slaps 90-day preventive suspension to Panglao, Bohol local execs

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman slapped a 90-day preventive suspension to five local executives of Panglao, Bohol. The Ombudsman imposed the preventive suspension to Panglao, Bohol Municipal Budget Officer Catalino Sumaylo, Municipal Engineer Rogelio Bonao, Municipal Treasurer Rena Guivencan, Administrative Assistant Dionisia Estopito and Administrative Aide Rene Lustre it sustained the motion …

Camarines Sur mayor faces 90-day suspension

MANILA, Philippines — For dismissing an employee without due cause, Camarines Sur mayor faces 90-day suspension pending investigation. This after the Sandiganbayan sustained the motion of the Office of the Ombudsman to slap 90-suspension for Pili, Camarines Sir  Mayor Tomas Bongalonta, Jr. In a resolution released November 6, 2017, the Seventh Division of the Sandiganbayan …

Ombudsman files graft charges vs. former Butuan city mayor 

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge former Butuan City Mayor Ferdinand Amante, Jr. for violation of the anti-graft law. Charged along with Amante are  former officials, Licensing Officer IV Paul Cabrera and Acting City Fire Marshal Alric Gomez. The  case against Amante et al. stemmed from ] …

Ombudsman indicts two ex-immigration commissioners for plunder

MANILA, Philippines — Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has ordered the filing of charges for Plunder against Bureau of Immigration (BI) Commissioners Al Argosino and Michael Robles, together with Wenceslao Sombero, Jr., president of the Asian Gaming Service Providers Association, Inc. (AGSPA), after they were found to have extorted P50 million in exchange for the release …

Ex-Samal mayor banned from government service for receiving cash gift 

MANILA, Philippines —  For receiving gift, Former Island Garden City of Samal Mayor Aniano Antalan is now banned from government service. was ordered dismissed after the Office of the Ombudsman found him  guilty of Grave Misconduct and ordered his dismissal from the service. Since Antalan  is now out of government service  was also meted the accessory …

Former Negros Oriental Congressman charged over P10M pork scam 

MANILA, Philippines — The Office of the Ombudsman  found probable cause to charge former House Representative Herminio Teves  from the 3rd district of Negros Oriental  for his involvement in irregularities in the disbursement of his 2007 Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF). The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge Teves with one count …

Sandigan clears ex-Oro mayor

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY—The Sandiganbayan has absolved former city mayor Vicente Emano over illegal acts by demoting an administrative officer into a security guard, a legal counsel said. Lawyer Francis Khu said the Sandiganbayan cleared Emano of graft charges lodged by Leonor Esparcia, who accused Emano of persecution following her demotion from Administrative Assistant III …