Ombudsman to charge Caraga DavOr ex-mayor over P1.4-m anniversary fund

DAVAO CITY (July 20) —The Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to charge former Caraga, Davao Oriental, Mayor William Duma-an and Municipal Treasurer Arnold Samon, for  spending P1,479,200.57  for the town’s founding anniversary without following procedures. Documents show that in July 2011,  Duma-an and Samon authorized the disbursement of P1,479,200.57 as cash advances for expenses in …