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Visayas Ombudsman to probe gov’t vehicle misuse

January 11, 2013

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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, […]