Sandiganbayan suspends Tagbina, Surigao del Sur Mayor

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DAVAO CITY (May 25) –— The Sandiganbayan ordered the 90-day suspension pending investigation of mayor Generoso Naraiso of Tagbina, Surigao del Sur.

Naraiso is facing trial for violating the the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, on his unlawful withholding of the release and payment of the Representation and Transportation Allowance of the municipal accountant from March 2015 to July 2015 despite directive from the Civil Service Commission.

Naraiso is placed  under preventive  suspension, while the Sandiganbayan  is investigating the accusation against him,   “To prevent the accused from using his office to intimidate witnesses or frustrate his prosecution or continue committing malfeasance in office. The presumption is that unless the accused is suspended, he may frustrate his prosecution or commit further acts of malfeasance or do both,” the anti-graft court ruled.-Editha Z. Caduaya/NewsLine.ph

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