Razon, 22 others face raps over questionable vehicle repair

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Former Philippine National Police chief Avelino Razon Jr.

MANILA, Philippines—Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales on Friday ordered the filing of criminal case against former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Avelino Razon Jr. and 22 others before the Sandiganbayan for the questionable repair and maintenance of 28 units of V-150 PNP Light Armored Vehicles (LAVs) for more than P400 million in 2007.

In a 108-page Joint Resolution, Morales ordered the filing of four counts of violations of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act; RA 9184 or The Government Procurement Reform Act; and violation of the Revised Penal Code for Malversation through Falsification in relation to the purchase of 40 tires by the PNP against the former PNP chief and 22 persons.

The 22 persons facing criminal case are: Teodorido Lapuz IV, Emmanuel Ojeda, Reuel Leverne Labrado, Annalee Forro, Edgar Paatan, Henry Duque and Victor Puddao, all member of the Logistics Supports Services – Bids and Awards Committee (LSS-BAC);

Josefina Dumanew, Purchasing Officer; Antonio Retrato , Chief, Accounting Division; Warlito Tubon, Inspection Officer, (LSS); Geary Barias, former Director for Comptrollership; Alex Barameda, Property Inspector; Eulito Fuentes, Supply Accountable Officer; Rainier Espina, Acting Chief, PNP Management Division, all of the PNP; and private individual Oscar Madamba.

The Ombudsman also ordered the filing of the same case against Razon, Lapuz, Ojeda, Labrado, Forro, Paatan, Puddao, Dumanew, Retrato, Tubon, Alfredo Lavina, Responsible Supply Police Non-Commissioned Officer of the LSS; Property Inspectors Maria Teresa Narcise and Patricia Enaje; former Director for Comptrollership Eliseo dela Paz; Fuentes, Victor Agarcio, Chief, TMD,LSS; Espina, Acting Chief Management Division and private individuals Harold Ong, Tyrone Ong, Pamela Pensotes, Evangeline Bais, and Artemio Zuniga for the repair and maintenance of the PNP’s 18 V-150 LAVs.

Also ordered charged for the repair and maintenance of another 10 V-150 LAV were Razon; Reynaldo Varilla and Charlemagne Alejandrino, both of the NHQ-BAC; Lapuz, Ojeda, Labrado, Forro, Paatan, Puddao, Dumanew, Retrato, Tubon, Lavina, Barias, Barrameda, Fuentes, Espina, NUP Nancy Basallo, Property Inspector; Harold and Tyrone Ong, Pensotes, Bais and Zuniga.

On the other hand, Lapuz, Ojeda, Labrado, Forro, Paatan, Puddao, Dumanew, Retrato, dela Paz, Espina, Enaje, Basallo, Lavina, and private individuals Gigie Marpa, Marianne Jimenez, Rasita Zaballero, and Carmencita Salvador were charged with graft, malversation and falsification and violation of the Procurement act for the disbursement and expenditure of the PNP’s transportation and delivery expenses corresponding to its V-150 Light Armored Vehicles.

 

Meanwhile, the Ombudsman also dismissed from government service or payment of fine equivalent to one year salary (if penalty of dismissal can no longer be served)  Forro, Paatan, Duque, Dumanew, Barrameda,Espina, Enaje, Narcisem Basallo and Commission on Audit (COA) Supervising Auditor Jaime Serrano. The Ombudsman also forfeited all their benefits and banned them from holding another public office.

On the other hand, COA Technical Audit Specialist Amor Quiambao was meted the penalty of six months suspension from the service without pay.

Morales made the ruling following the complaint filed by its Fact-Finding Investigation Bureau through the Deputy Ombudsman for the Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices (FFIB-MOLEO) which states that there were irregularities in the bidding process in the awarding of contracts for the repair of the PNPs V-150s.

“The public respondents circumvented the provisions of RA 9184 to take private firms Serpenair, Enviro-Aire, Evans, RJP, Dex-Lan and RKGK Enterprises as the direct suppliers,” the resolution stated.

It also said the government suffered injury worth P409,740,000, “representing the cost of the highly irregular transactions, and that the said companies were given unwarranted benefit, undue advantage or preference as the contracts were awarded to them despite non-compliance with law and without actual delivery of goods and services at the time of payment.”

In 2007, then PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Calderon initiated the request for repair and refurbishing of 10 V-150 LAVs in connection with the PNP Special Action Force’s (SAF) capacity build-up program for P275,365,000. Subsequently however, Razon requested for a supplemental budget for the repair and refurbishing of remaining 18 LAVs.

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  • Ping Gonzales

    Di kaya matulad din ito sa mga euro generals na biglang naglaho ang kaso kumusta nga pala ang kaso nito na 2nd base na ba? 0 hanggang headline lang tapos wala na

    • http://ourleftfoot.blogspot.com/ Tristanism

      Sana walang mangyari no?

  • les21reago

    A promising 2013 and onwards for RAZON and 22 others…The long ARM of the law will trickled them down until they loss appetite to living…

  • beerhunters

    where now is the case of the Euro Generals??? Did it just vanished into thin air??? Bwa ha ha ha ha ha C’mon, show the filipino people!!!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Magdusa kayo!
    Crime does’nt pay!
    Marami pa ang susunod. Akala nyo lusot na kayo?

  • pubringjuandelacruz

    POLITICAL HARASSMENT na nman ang sigaw ng mga gungong na to!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/3CF3PXUVL4BSYTRU2R362LFUPE SolidBasketball

    laganap pa din ang corruption walang pagbabago

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/ME73SJ2KNVTMNU4JMRMRLRYPVQ zom

    show off.. lapit na election ehh :-)

  • wakats

    2013 seems to be a bad year for gen. razon & co.  It’s no joke when the ombudsman herself filed a resolution for alleged corrupt practices, orders the dismissal from the service as well as forfeiture of benefits, among others.

    The respondents must look for 1st class lawyers with 1st class price tags, otherwise they’ll all face miserable lives.

  • http://www.pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/ Pulis Na Pogi

    oras na para magbayad ang mga magnanakaw sa comptroller, logistics, finance, at ang mga commanders na gumamit ng “CLEARING FACILITY” nila!!!!!!!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    So what else can we expect from the former Arroyo administration.
    Everybody knew that the Arroyo Family was siphoning billions of dollars in kickbacks
    from practically all government projects. From PABAON to purchase of bogus or substandard
    arms for the ordinary soldier to accounting anomalies, the generals under the presidency
    of Arroyo plundered whatever they can because former President Arroyo and her family were
    publicly stealing from government coffers anyway. There was a total breakdown of discipline
    and morality under GMA. Imagine that, the Euro Generals who were already caught red handed
    in Russia even came home to the Philippines to run for public office para ipamukha sa mga
    Arroyo na kaya rin nila ang lantarang pagwawalang bahala sa paggalang sa taong bayan na
    nagkatiwala sa kanila ng kapangyarihan. These rogue military officals deserve the same fate
    as the ones convicted with treason.

  • ztefertilizerscam9

    isa pa yang Magnanakaw,Jail all corrupt.

  • blainz

    I hope these crocs land in jail for good next year, but not before coughing up all the loot. These amounts are ludricous, indicating an impunity condoned and practiced from the very top.

    The Ombudsman closing the year out with a bang!  Happy new year and more power, Omb. Morales.

  • Ommm

    All i got out of this is they spent P400 million on 40 tires…that’s P10million a tire…. something is definitely not right, including detail in this story…..

  • dikoy321

    GOOD JOB Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales !

    Expose, file charges and hail them all CORRUPT Razon & Co to jail !

    Forward Philippines !!!

  • mynnyx

    tagal naman yan dapat pakulong na yan………………….para matoto na……

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QSBNZB3TEKHJE5A74STZTTUHC4 ed0408

    GO!! GO!! GO!!! After those corrupt officials!!!! We’ve been toiling with our sweat and paying our taxes. Corrupt officials ang nakinabang. Pwe!!! Jail them all!!!!!!

  • MANGLUCIO

    It’s ok filing criminal charges against these buwayas but the problem in our justice system is the much delay in the resolution of these cases. Why not put a timeframe for each case? Say 1,2,3 years to finish? Get rid of this stupid counter affidavits on both sides. Pampa delay lang ito na gamit ng mga buwayang lawyers. Just prosecute and hear the case. Prosecutors and the accused can present their arguments during the hearing..Learn from the legal system of other countries where almost all criminal cases are resolved in less than 3-5 years.

  • PHtaxpayer

    Research this policeman Sonny Razon and the Bojinka Plot back in 1994 when he was decorated and promoted for uncovering the secret information of top Al Qaeda operative and later World Trade Center Bomber, Ramzi Youssef in Malate when he was a police Chief.

    “In December 1994, Philippine police reportedly begin monitoring a
    Pakistani businessman by the name of Tariq Javed Rana. According to
    Avelino Razon, a Philippine security official, the decision to put Rana
    under surveillance is prompted by a report that “Middle Eastern
    personalities” are planning to assassinate Pope John Paul II during his
    upcoming January 1995 visit to Manila. “[We] had one man in particular
    under surveillance—Tariq Javed Rana, a Pakistani suspected of supporting
    international terrorists with drug money. He was a close associate of
    Ramzi Yousef,” Razon later recalls.”

    Razon turned over Yousef’s laptop to the PH and FBI and let’s Tariq Javed Rana go scot-free.  Why?  Turns out Rana has links to the Pakistan ISI which had links to Osama Bin Laden and Al Qaeda despite the ISI being a long-time ally of the CIA since the 1970’s.

    Point I am making is, corruption in the PH is really small-time when it comes to corruption by the US when it comes to global politics.  We depend on the US for peace and stability but they are even more dangerous than China or any terrorist group in the world because they support, train and supply terrorists themselves, as well as profit from instability and war. 

    Despite Razon uncovering the Al Qaeda plot to hijack commercial airliners and use them as suicide bombers against US Federal buildings and the WTC, nothing was done to prevent the senseless deaths of almost 4,000 innocent Americans in 9/11 and another 2 million innocent civilians Iraqi, Afghan and Pakistani’s from the resulting call to war by President Bush.

  • nti_boohaya

    Good news kahit pa too late in a day.  Hangat walang lifestyle check bilang bahagi sa promosyon sa mga kapulisan lalo na sa mga mista mista, tuloy tuloy ang talamak na pagpapayaman sa kalokohang paraan ang mga yan.  Sure na marami ring nagsusumikap na pulis sa mabuting paraan pero kung hindi ka bagman ay di ka ma promote. Pass the lifestyle check muna bago promosyon.

  • kayanatwo

    28dec2012

    nobody asked me, but….the tourists’ visa line by the embassies row would have an extra long queue line because of the above mentioned  names are now scrambling to have an exit stamp to get out of dodge from the country. 

    it could happen…….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    PULIS NA PINAGKAKATIWALAAN NG BAYAN AY MGA MAGNANAKAW PALA  SA KABAN NG BAYAN…!!!!!!!! IKULONG SILANG LAHAT AT KUMPISKAHIN ANG MGA MILYON MILYON NILANG ARI ARIAN….!!!!!!!

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