Sandiganbayan suspends Surigao del Norte mayor 

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DAVAO CITY, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan slapped a 90-day preventive suspension to San Benito, Surigao del Norte Mayor Rushford Dedumo, pending investigation of his graft case.

The preventive suspension is a mandatory requirement as the anti-graft body investigates Dedumo.

Dedumo is facing graft case for appointing his sister Flordeliza Coro, as municipal consultant without any appropriate authority.

The Information also alleges that Dedumo caused undue injury to the municipality when he allowed Coro to obtain a cash advance for travel expenses worth P22,760.00 despite not being an employee of the municipality.

The Sandiganbayan directed the Secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government to implement the suspension order.-Jiann A. Padillo/Newsline.ph

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