Cuenco, Yapha charged with graft for 2004 project

By: Izobelle T. Pulgo July 14,2016 - 10:38 AM

FORMER congressmen Antonio Cuenco of Cebu City’s second district and Antonio Yapha Jr. of Cebu’s 3rd district were indicted for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA 3019) by the Ombudsman.

The Ombudsman found probable cause to charge both Cuenco and Yapha for endorsing an unqualified non-government organization (NGO) to undertake a government project in 2004 using their combined Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) amounting to P6 million.

Eduardo Lecciones, regional executive director of the Department of Agriculture-Regional Field Unit, was also charged with two counts of graft.

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