Leyte mayor suspended for refusing to comply Ombudsman order

ORMOC CITY, Philippines —The Office of the Ombudsman found Santa Fe, Leyte Mayor Oscar Monteza and Human Resource Officer Videl Apurillo guilty of Simple Neglect of Duty and were ordered suspended without pay for one month and one day. The case against Monteza and Apurilo stemmed from the complaint filed by the Ombudsman Field Investigation …

Leyte officials sentenced to 6-years imprisonment over excessive honorarium

DAVAO CITY, Philippines —The Sandiganbayan convicted the  five members of the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC)  of Tabontabon, Leyte, for collective excessive honorarium. In a  12-page Decision, the  anti-graftcourt sentenced Edgardo Cinco, Luzminda Bibar, Meonilo Reforzado, Ricardo Efren and Alfredo Canonigo,  to imprisonment of six years and one month for each count. They were also …