DILG may charge Tomas for Mayor’s Office issue

By: Delta Dyrecka Letigio July 10,2019 - 11:17 AM

The photo on the left is the Mayor’s Office in November 2017 while the right photo is the mayor’s Office on June 28, 2019 when outgoing mayor Tomas Osmeña removed his ‘personal things’ from the office. | CDN FILE photos

Cebu City, Philippines—The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) said former Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña may be charged by the agency for his actions.

WATCH: Department of Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año said he has yet to receive the report of the investigation of the Mayor’s Office in Cebu City but he said the DILG has prepared the cases. | Delta Letigio #CDNDigital

CDN Digital 发布于 2019年7月9日周二

Secretary Eduardo Año, who is in Cebu to attend the 2nd Pre-SONA forum at the Waterfront Cebu City Hotel and Casino, said that the DILG is already mulling cases of theft and graft operations charges against Osmeña.

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Año recently ordered a fact-finding body to investigate the incident, but the report has not yet been endorsed to him.

“Gusto ko isend ito (reports) lahat kasi papasok ito sa graft. Then we will file the case at the Ombudsman for the proper actions,” said Año.

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Aside from theft and graft, Osmeña may also be charged for destruction of public property.

Año said that Osmeña will need to prove that he personally purchased everything he took away from the Mayor’s office to be cleared.

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The fact finding investigation is still ongoing. /bmjo

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