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Visayas Ombudsman to probe gov’t vehicle misuse

January 11, 2013


The Office of the Ombudsman in the Visayas will look into reports that government-owned vehicles were used to ferry supporters of suspended Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia to and from her prayer rally at the Capitol last Wednesday. Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio Apostol yesterday said graft investigators will determine whether there is basis to develop […]

Personal use

January 10, 2013


No one begrudges Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia, her allies and supporters the right to hold a rally to denounce the suspension order issued against her by the Palace even if it did cause some major traffic congestion yesterday. What should be addressed is the use of governmnet buses to fetch followers from various towns in […]

Gov confirms payment for CICC additional works

December 16, 2012


Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia confirmed that P215 million was paid to the contractor for the additional works on the Cebu International Convention Center in 2009. In a press conference yesterday, the governor said the Capitol paid WT Construction after it had won a lawsuit against the Province of Cebu for its money claim. She insisted […]

Abellanosa faces graft probe over scholarships

December 14, 2012


DOES being a city legislator and a school owner pose a conflict of interest for Cebu City Councilor Rodrigo Abellanosa? The Ombdusman in the Visayas was asked to investigate Abellanosa because his school, the Asian College of Technology, is the biggest recipient of the city’s scholarship program. A complaint was filed yesterday by Phillip Banguiran, […]

Suspend Gwen, 7 others trader asks Sandiganbayan

December 4, 2012


Businessman-whistleblower Crisologo Saavedra called on the Sandiganbayan to suspend Cebu Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and three other officials facing graft charges filed last July over the 2008 Balili property purchase. In a manifestation sent to the Sandiganbayan last week, Saavedra said a preventive suspension order should have been issued as a matter of course as soon […]

Davide vows to file graft case if Visayas Ombudsman ‘too scared’

November 24, 2012


Gubernatorial candidate Hilario “Junjun” Davide III yesterday said he is ready to “file the appropriate case” in the anti-graft court over what he called an obvious anomaly in the land filling of submerged portions of the Balili property in Naga City. He said the discovery of ongoing reclamation work in the province-owned lot was “another […]

Ombud to check lapses in NFA and COA in missing rice case

November 23, 2012


The Ombudsman-Visayas will focus its investigation on the possible monitoring lapses of officials of the National Food Authority (NFA) and the Commission on Audit (COA) in connection with the mysterious disappearance of P10 million worth of imported rice from the NFA’s warehouse in Badian town. Aside from looking into the culpability of the Benedicto Bernal, […]

With graft case pending, what’s Naga project really for, asks vice gov

November 23, 2012


We didn’t visit the Balili property to steal goats.” So said Vice Gov. Agnes Magpale about her surprise visit to the province-owned Balili lot in Naga which is the subject of a graft case filed in the Sandiganbayan against Gov. Gwendolyn Garcia and seven others. Magpale said she wanted to know why P27 million was […]

City Hall vehicles with no markings, no travel – Rama

November 21, 2012


CEBU City government vehicles that do not have City Hall markings will no longer be given gasoline, Mayor Michael Rama said. “Walay exemptions. Ako man gani ako man gi butangan akong sakyanan ug for official use only bisan naa na nay (vanity) plate nga mayor,” he said. (There will be no exemption. Even my official […]

Lapu-lapu barangay officials on trial for malversation of funds

October 24, 2012


October 24, 2012   By Norman V. Mendoza, Correspondent   The barangay captain and treasurer of barangay Looc in Lapu-Lapu City are facing cases of malversation of public funds in the city’s Regional Trial Court. Barangay captain Mateo Dungog and Rosela Oyao, Looc barangay secretary were charged by the Ombudsman-Visayas before RTC Branch 27 for […]