Consumers threaten FDA with graft charges over e-cigs and heated tobacco rules

Inquirer.net 10/23/2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) continues to face backlash from stakeholders who are now threatening to file graft charges before the Ombudsman following the regulatory agency’s admission of receiving funds from foreign vested…

Barangay officials, workers of Cebu town detained

Alven Marie A. Timtim 10/21/2020

  CEBU CITY, Philippines—The village chief of Barangay Tubod in Barili town southwestern Cebu together with seven of his council members and six other barangay employees voluntarily surrendered to the police serving a warrant of arrest for graft…

Ex-Zambo del Norte mayor, current vice mayor guilty

Patricia Denise Chiu - Inquirer.net 12/29/2019

The Sandiganbayan Sixth Division has found former Labason, Zamboanga del Norte, Mayor Wilfredo Balais and incumbent Vice Mayor Virgilio Go guilty of graft in connection with the anomalous purchase of a secondhand vehicle in 2011. Both were…

Negros Occidental mayor convicted of graft

Philippine Daily Inquirer 12/08/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Seventh Division has convicted former Valladolid, Negros Occidental, Mayor Romel Yogore of graft in connection with the municipality’s procurement of construction materials in 2008 from his brother-in-law without public bidding. The antigraft…

Samar governor Milagrosa Tan passes away at 61

Joey Gabieta, Krissy Aguilar - INQUIRER.net 12/01/2019

MANILA, Philippines — Samar Governor Milagrosa Tee Tan passed away Saturday at the age of 61, her daughter Samar 2nd District Representative Sharee Ann Tan said. Sharee Ann said Milagrosa died at 7:50 p.m. Saturday at St.…

Sandiganbayan suspends Siquijor provincial officials

Philippine Daily Inquirer 11/03/2019

MANILA, Philippines — The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has ordered the 90-day preventive suspension of Orville Fua, Siquijor provincial board member, for graft over the allegedly irregular purchase of fertilizers in 2005. The antigraft court also suspended two…

Sandiganbayan acquits 9 ‘Eurogenerals’

Patricia Denise Chiu - Inquirer.net 10/27/2019

The Sandiganbayan second division has acquitted nine retired police generals of graft and technical malversation. Dubbed the “Eurogenerals,” the nine former military officials earlier faced charges for their involvement in the allegedly illegal disbursement of P10 million…

Graft case against former Lapu-Lapu Mayor Arturo Radaza, 16 others junked

Norman V. Mendoza 10/18/2019

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Cebu, Philippines — Former Lapu-Lapu City mayor Arturo Radaza and 16 others were acquitted of  graft charges involving alleged purchase of overpriced computers in 2005. The decision of the Sandiganbayan Seventh Division was released today,…

Mandaue resident asks City Council to pursue re-acquisition of foreshore land sold to Ecodemcor

Norman V. Mendoza 09/18/2019

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu – A Mandaue City resident has asked City Council members to look into the legality of the 2015 sale of 35, 821 square meters of foreshore land in Barangay Looc to the E.C. Ouano…

Naga City Mayor Val Chiong: ‘I will heed the Sandiganbayan’s suspension order’

Rosalie Abatayo 08/14/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Naga City Mayor Valdemar Chiong will heed the 90-day suspension order issued by Sandiganbayan against him. In an interview today, August 14, Chiong told CDN Digital that he will vacate his office as…

Loot to seek retrial of graft, malversation cases

Rosalie Abatayo 08/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Former Daanbantayan town mayor Ma. Luisa Loot will be asking the Sandiganbayan for a retrial of the graft and malversation charges against her and businessman Samuel Moralde. Lawyer Neil Aaron Balili, Loot’s counsel,…

Malou Loot, businessman gets prison term for graft, malversation of funds

Rosalie Abatayo 08/12/2019

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The anti-graft court has ordered former Daanbantayan mayor Ma. Luisa Loot and businessman Samuel Moralde jailed for at least eight years for graft and the malversation of public funds. The crime was committed…

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