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11 police officers get sanctions over P131M rubber-boat scandal

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Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales has imposed administrative sanctions ranging from dismissal from service and forfeiture of retirement benefits against 11 high-ranking Philippine National Police officials over the PNP’s irregular purchase of 75 defective rubber boats worth P131.5 million in 2008.

In a decision dated Jan. 22, Morales declared Police Chief Supt. Herold Ubalde and Deputy Director General Benjamin Belarmino Jr. liable for gross neglect of duty and grave misconduct. The two were meted the penalty of dismissal from the service.

In addition, the Ombudsman imposed the accessory penalties of forfeiture of retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification to hold public office. If the penalty can no longer be served by reason of resignation or retirement, the alternative penalty of fine equivalent to one-year salary is to be imposed, in addition to the accessory penalties, the Ombudsman said.

Morales also found Police Director George Piano, Chief Supt. Luis Saligumba, Senior Supt. Job Nolan Antonio and Senior Supt. Edgar Paatan, who are all members of the PNP’s inspection and acceptance committee, liable for simple neglect of duty. They were meted the penalty of six months’ suspension without pay.

Joel CL Garcia aka Joel Crisostomo de Leon Garcia, Ronald Lee, Ma. Linda Padojinog, and NUP Ruben Gongona, all members of the PNP national headquarters’ bids and awards committee and technical working group, were also ordered suspended for one month without pay.

For his failure to take a “more proactive” stance as a member of the oversight committee and acting service chief of the Installations and Logistic Service, National Police Commission Director Conrado Sumanga Jr. was given a stern warning by Morales to be more circumspect in the performance of his duties.

Records showed that the PNP in 2008 bought through a negotiated procurement plan 75 rubber boats and 18 spare engines or outboard motors for the PNP Maritime Group under the Capability Enhancement Program Funds.

The purchase was made following the devastation brought by Tropical Storm “Ondoy” and Typhoon “Pepeng” in 2008.

Deficiencies in equipment

According to the Ombudsman, the PNP Maritime Group’s technical inspection committee on watercraft found that there were deficiencies in the equipment and that they were dangerous to use.

Investigation also revealed that the boats and engines were not actually compatible and were not functional, the Ombudsman said.

The Ombudsman spared from prosecution former PNP Police Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa, along with 18 others, for lack of jurisdiction in view of their retirement before the complaint was filed in 2011. Verzosa retired in September 2010.

17 others exonerated

Also exonerated for lack of sufficient evidence were 17 other respondents.

In September 2012, the Ombudsman ordered the filing of graft charges against Verzosa and several other PNP officers before the Sandiganbayan for the same acts.

Aside from Verzosa, also charged for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act were Police Deputy Director General Jefferson Soriano, Belarmino Jr., Police Directors Luizo Ticman, Ronald Roderos, Romeo Hilomen, Ubalde and Chief Supt. Villamor Bumanglag.


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Tags: grave misconduct , gross neglect of duty , irregular purchase , Ombudsman , Philippine National Police , Police , Rubber boats


  • richard ortega

    ombudswoman is doing her job. on this case the big fish got away again.

    • speaksoftlylove

       Of course, the brain is off the hook because he is close to PNoy. That’s how good Conceited Moraless is.

  • Anqui

    It is unfair to the Citizens of this country that some Goons in Uniform gone scratch free.   Verzosa, and all like him who are retired should have at least be fined for one year retirement salary.  Enforcement of the law to Active Military or Police should be a demotion of Rank with time in Jail when found guilty in court as if facing a Court Martial

  • yesyesyo

    Go Conchita!

  • Rovingmoron

    Mind you, these shenanigans have been going on for many years. At that time, those in power (presidents and ombudsman office) were lenient to address the problems because their relatives were benefitting from the illegal deals. Now that we have P-Noy as president and Morales as chief of the Ombudsman, these shenanigans are no longer tolerated. They must face the consequences of their own actions.

  • Guest

    Hi Lola Conchita, we applaud you for your laudable action on the case of the rubber boat scam. We know you hate corrupt people so we’d like to make a follow up on the following cases which seem to have escaped your attention. Please note that there are accompanying videos to help you with the case:

    01. Rice Smuggling by former NFA Chief Lito Banayo (a PNoy appointee)

    youtube,com/watch?v=jFpZndSlgbM

    02. Misuse of Pagcor car and resources by Pagcor Chief Bong Naguiat, PNoy’s KKK

    youtube,com/watch?v=uQpPP_VxnrQ

    03. Miro Quimbo’s involvement in Globe Asiatique Scam which DOJ forwarded to the Ombudsman’s office since 2011.

    youtube,com/watch?v=AjjJmYE-dF0

    abs-cbnnews,com/business/08/24/11/doj-indicts-globe-asiatique-syndicated-estafa

    abs-cbnnews,com/global-filipino/06/14/12/pag-ibig-ceo-hits-non-arrest-delfin-lee

    Lola Conchita, We share your passion for going after the bad guys. But going after bad guys selectively is another matter altogether. Selective justice has a way of backfiring on those who apply it. 2016 is not that far away. You may have just won yourself a lottery for dereliction of duty. Let’s get our government cleaned up. Let’s not do it selectively.

    • bryanbrian

       I am sure, ikaw lang ang nag appload ng videos sa youtube. You ought to know better, you have to file a proper motion in the ombudsman to make any representation. That is if you are really serious.

      But for now, I am convinced you are just a crab playing politics and clearly acting as a political propagandist.

      Imputing political motives to ombudsman morales will not do your cause any good. the people know her integrity and independence is above politics.

      • Guest

        LOL. You haven’t even checked the upload dates and the media organizations that uploaded them. Anyway, your comment only goes to show how lacking in objectivity you are.

        Crab? Is that the best you can do? Name-calling? LOL.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_Q44WFP7HTON4ZBYFABS6FEPEBI diemhang

        hindi ka crab,,,alimango ka lang

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/FXNIN7XJ52H6BOQLS7NRMO3GEA Lorelei

        Why the hostility? Imposible bang magkaroon ng corruption ngayon? Masama ba na hilingin kay Morales na sawatahin din nya ang mga kurakot sa kasalukuyang pamahalaan? Propagandist lang ba ang UNTV at ABS-CBN sa pag-cover nila sa mga balitang ito?

  • batangpaslit

    kawawa palagi ang mga sundalo o pulis na nasa frontline kasi nga ang mga issued na gamit para sa kanila are dysfunctional:

    baril na sumsabog ang barrel
    bala na hindi pumuputok
    sapatos na tanggal ang suelas
    tent na nabubutas sa isang ulan lang
    helmet na tagos ang balang .9mm caliber
    bullet proof vest na lusot ang Veinte Nuwebeng pangsaksak

    at maraming pang ibang kaungasan na nagpapayaman sa mga opisyal, pero, ikinamatay naman ng low ranking policemen and soldiers

    • Rovingmoron

      Tama ka dyan, bro. Greed for money is always the culprit. From rubber boats to Atimonan, Quezon incident, it always boils down to money. Lots of money, bro.

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

    Buti nga sa inyo!
    Yung mabibigyan ng suspension, sana hindi na ma promote until they resign or retire.

  • zeroko

    Kahit na ano pang parusa short of a firing squad, tatawanan lang ng mga involve sa scum. Paano kasi, laking pera ang P131 million pesos. Hindi na nila kailangan ang retirement na yan. Barya lang sa kanila yan. Matagal na silang nagnanakao sa gobyerno, hindi lang na bulgar kundi ke “Beauty Queen Heidi Mendoza.”

    Hero ko siya, she single handedly challenge the very military  and PNP establishment. She was able to demolish the mafia. Tinamaan ng tinapa, pati COA  before Heidi Mendoza took over were also violating their role as watch dog of the people on how “People’s money” were spent. Mantakin mo, ang “Resident COA” in the military who should only stay for 3 years has remain three times her term. Paano kasi, she was part of the MAFIA in the military.

    Hoy GISING! Sige, tangapin na naman ang bigay ng mga corrupt na political candidates para after election, it will be business as usual na naman sa nakawan! Hindi na tayo na dala. Dapat nga, burado na lahat ang mga nakaupo na candidates. Let us start anew.

    Dito sa Q.C. Local government, ang style na MAFIA is to make those “Handsame and the Beautiful” as candidate in the local election. Syempre, mananalo sila. But, remember, particularly you people who are residence of Q.C., after the election, these “Handsome and Beautiful” will again make your life miserable because they will impose another back breaking taxes. Tuwing nananalo itong mga “Handsome and Beautiful” what comes next is “brandnew taxes” again.

    Talagan maikli ang memory ng taga Q.C. Mantakin mo, may lady Congressman in District 4 who received a big sum of the “Fertilzer funds” (remember Jokjok Bolate!), and it was caught in video that her private employees troop to the City Hall to collect their salary, binoto naman ang anak niyang “very pretty” bilang City Councilor! O, ganoon din ang ginawa. Ghost employee! Mahilig kasi kayong bomoto ng mga “young and beautiful and talented” kaya, lalo kayo tuloy pinahihirapan. Sabi ng COA, there is a very likely chance that the 2880 employees the City Councilors of Q.C. awarded to themselves are ghost employee. Kaya dinali ni Pimentel Sr. si Roderic Pautot, excuse, Paulate, yuong artista at isa pang councilor dahil sa ghost employee.

    Kaya ako papasok sa Q.C. Local Government dahil upang labanan ko ang kababalaghan at mga malignong nangyayari sa Q.C. Local Government. Hayop, nakakasuka ang pinaggagawa nitong mga batang ito. Superman ka pala ha! Tignan natin kung makakalabas ka sa bilangguan pag pinakulong kita. Ha ha ha! (Joke lang)

  • Rovingmoron

    It is hard to understand why even inside the PNP,  principles can be sold. This is what police officers get when fraternal relationships get in the way. The National Police Commission (Napolcom), which is supposed to be the vanguard of the abuses committed by cops, has been infiltrated by a select few whose influence goes beyond the core of established ethics at the expense of undermining the future of their careers. Corruption is the culprit and nothing else so that these respected police officers are now in hot water just because of greed for money.

  • zeroko

    Gusto ko lang malaman ninyo na nag Email sa akin ang political strategist ng mga politico sa Q.C. Local government. He said that after he change his religion, he right away resign in his post in 2011 because his function does not conform with his new religion. Ano ang ibig sabihin nito? Ang ibig sabihin ay hindi na niya masikmura ang mga pangloloko at kasinungalingan na ginagawa ng taga City Hall sa Quezon City. 

    When he learn that I am a lone Independent Mayor Candidate of Q.C., he check out my youtube to see who I am, and he sent me the message. Wala akong message sa youtube ko kundi ang tunay kong pagkatao. I’m not a politician, I’m a moralist. I do not have the tongue of a politicians, many a times, puro mali mali ang grammar ko rito, but does it really matter if I can not write as it should be? Is it not more important to get the message rather than to concentrate on grammar?

    Si Senator Angara, O, he is a very bright guy, formerly the Dean of U.P. very gentleman ang dating, but look what he has done as a legislator. He built his own political dynasty. Ganoon din si Belmonte. Kala ko nga, hindi makakapasa ang political dynasty dito sa Q.C., hayop, nakalusot! He he he. When I was campaigning as INdependent Mayor in the last May 2010 election, part of my flyers was to warn and discourage the Belmontes to create their political dynasty. Nobody listens. The strategy former Belmonte did was to set aside for himself P3 billion pesos pork barrel and cemented majority of the streets in Q.C. At the height of the election, the cementing was still going on. O, di ang laki ng political propaganda niya!

    Consequently, the entire  entire Quezon City Residence fall into his trap and voted the entire Belmonte Candidates except one. But here is the score. When a politician set a pork barrel for himself, more chance than not, it did not went through the normal bidding. P3 billion pesos at 20% kickback is P600 million pesos! He he he. Mga bobo lang ang hindi nakakaintindi!

    O, aside from the P3 billion pesos of Belmonte Jr. each Q.C. Councilor had their share of the loot, a P43 million for each of them. Ano naman ang project nitong mga kumag. Well, many of their project few months before election of 2010 was to build “Waiting shed” for visibility purposes, for propaganda, for a guarantee of winning in the forthcoming election. Sino ang talo, d, ang mga Q.C. tax payers! Huag kayong padedengoy sa mga “Young and Handsome and Beautiful” candidates dito sa Q.C. Ang demonyo hindi ka naman pakikitaan ng pangit o may sunagay. Ang gagawin niya para sirain ang buhay mo ay bibigyan ka ng “Handsome and Beautiful” para pagkatapos  ng election, they will impose back breaking taxes again. O, nariyan na ako, magagaling, mababait, at bolero. Yan naman ang quality ng isang successful candidate, he is a “Young handsome  and Beautiful” and intelligent. Paano naman ang corruption na pinaggagawa nila. Si Bisteck, he gave away 142 Foton at P196,000 each unit, e, ang siste, hindi naman namin kailangan ang additional vehicles in our barangay because we already had 5 donated vehicles. Obviously, the only reason Mayor Herbert Bautista donated these vehicle was to promote his candidacy for reelection. He placed his big picture together with a big initial H.B.What a waste of money. Then again, he donated 200 guns for the PNP, but the question is does the city hall need to spend the city budget when in fact, PNP has billions of budget for their own disposal. Not only that, Mayor Herbert Bautista built a new Motropolitan Trial Court Building beside the old one. Again, bakit pondo ng taga Q.C. ang gagamitin mo ulot, e higit na magnanakao ang Corte natin, at malaki ang budget din nila. Remember, those who gets the service of our Court are being charge a two big fees, the JDF or Judiciary Development Funds and the Judiciary allowances or something. Anyway, magandang basahin ang “Judiciary Development Funds” ngunit ang purpose lang pala nito is extra money for the Judges. He he he. Each Judges already gets his basic salary with COLA or Cause of Living Allowances, which means they get 12 COLA equal to their basic salary, tapos, paghahatian na naman nila ang Judiciary Development daw, plus another fee which also goes to their pocket.

    O, bakit kailangan gamitin ni Bistek ang pondo ng Q.C. Playing Santa Claus to the Judiciary when in fact, they are richer than Q.C. Local Government. Sayang! Kawawa ang tax payers ng Q.C. Kala nila dahil batang bata at guapito, at artista, O.K. na. Wrong. Laking pera, millions under H.B. ang hindi pa naliliquidate galing sa mga cash advance. Ang mga Q.C. Councilors, dumali din, kuha ng kuha ng Cash advance, e, ang lagay, sabi ng  COA, “elective officials are ban from obtaining cash advances.” Wala na, boto ninyo oli para parusahan kayo. kung ako ang mananalo bilang Mayor, na sa loob ng kulungan lahat yan. He he he.  Joke lang.

    Gagawin ko, I’ll get a private accounting office and audit the entire Q.C. Laking syndicate diyan. Remember, these people in Q .C. Local government were there for a long long time. They have already established their roots. Kaya sabi ko, pagnananlo ako, tignan ko si Superman Councilor if he can escape from the jail bars. He he he.

    • PapatowtyHantam

      Bossing, you got at most a 33% chance for the office this year and bistek got some bad publicity lately so the odds are improving. Expose the rotten system of the judiciary and maybe you’ll have your chance to excavate the QC cesspit called City Hall. 

  • Rovingmoron

    When a high ranking police official retires, he only gets about P5 million pesos. If he is assured of P25 million by jueteng lord in exchange for a big favor. That’s something else that the police official cannot ignore. Hindi kaya?

  • regd

    Yup, it’s cleaning the toilet alright! 
    KITCHEN NEXT!

  • Hey_Dudes

    We are looking at 11 new former PNP personnel turning into various syndicates whew!

    • indiosbravos2002

      Or new sikyu.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Kailan naman isusunod ang mga euro generals? yung mga generals din ng AFP na may mga kaso, ano nakatulugan na ba?

  • NinjaMan

    bilib rin ako sa inquirer. pag high profile and guaranteed na it will generate publicity, they use ‘ombudsman conchita carpio morales’ in their report.
    if it’s low profile that will surely be forgotten the next day, they use ‘office of the ombudsman’.

    stupid idiots.

  • $19543087

    Why were Ubalde & Belarmino punishment is dismissal only?  What about accessory penalties of forfeiture of retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification to hold public office?

    Why was Verzosa “spared from prosecution”?  He was the head of PNP at the time.  He should held responsible.  This guy Verzosa is rotten as his wife.  What happened to that infamous “Euro General Scandal” where Verzosa’s wife is involved?

    The criminal part of this case must follow immediately. It is not enough that we content ourselves of the administrative aspect. There must be a lot of these PNP officers who made money out of this transaction. Let us proceed with criminal prosecution & send them to prison & confiscate all their illicit gains!

    All I can say to Ombudsman Morales is a job well done!

  • ever green

    NO JAIL TIME????????

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XSHWGLY25MTOGUZUIBF5JT5BZI pdred

    What? That’s just a slap on the wrist! What would happen to an ordinary citizen if he/she was caught stealing P181 million?

  • bayankopdi

    What is this?  Another set of Justice for Military and Police who should enforce laws and another for civilains?  This is the reason why CORRUPT MILITARY AND POLICE are ABUNDANT.  Only in the Philippines….

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AIPSCQM2TZQUMQ5GEIMWMWDFL4 Edward Solilap

    They [police officials] took already their lump sum thru huge commission from supplier they no longer need the retirement pay.

  • Edandlye Pogi

    Wow! 131.5 Million pesos for 75 rubber boats. 1 .75 million pesos per rubber boat. Mas mahal pa sa isang Toyota Innova? Wow! Inabuso na naman ninyo ang taxes nating lahat! Maghanap naman kayo ng paraan kung paano kumita ng pera ng matino! Maawa kayo sa mga pilipinong nagugutom!

  • dodong1

    The Ombudsman spared from prosecution former PNP Police Chief Director General Jesus Verzosa, along with 18 others, for lack of jurisdiction in view of their retirement before the complaint was filed in 2011. Verzosa retired in September 2010.  BAKIT PINALUSOT ITONG SI VERZOSA HINDI BA SIYA ANG HEAD NOON DAPAT SIYA ANG INUNA..PURO MALIIT NA ISDA LANG ANG KINAKASUHAN..PALPAK TALAGA ANG HUSTISIA SA ATING BANSA…

    • kidsPorts

      Read the 2nd to the last paragraph:

      “In September 2012, the Ombudsman ordered the filing of graft charges against Verzosa and several other PNP officers before the Sandiganbayan for the same acts.”

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3N5XLYLOGO3MRZ4ZFJS7KTPDFM King

       @ Dodong1, administrative proceedings lang yun sa Ombudsman so hanggang dun lang ang ipapataw. But apart from that, another venue is there for a different aspect of the misdeed and that can be read on the last paragraphs.

      • dodong1

        whatever the last paragraph say, i still believe that verzosa has a part on this anomalies in this scandal..

  • Yobhtron

    Dapat ikulong ang mga yan.  Masyadong magaan ang dismissal from service and forfeiture of retirement benefits.  

  • Philcruz

    I don’t understand how the Ombudsman’s responsibility and authority works in these cases, but P131M worth of defective rubber boats merits only this much sanction? 

  • wakats

    The ombudsman appears to be too lenient to the PNP officials for purchasing 75 defective rubber boats worth P1.75M each or P131.5M and dismissing only 2 high ranking officers from the service, forfeiture of their retirement benefits & perpetual disqualification from holding public office.  The others were meted lesser penalties, including those in the inspection and acceptance committee – WITHOUT CHARGING THEM IN THE SANDIGANBAYAN FOR ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT THAT IS GROSSLY DISADVANTAGEOUS TO THE GOVERNMENT.

    The case at issue is similar to gwen garcia & co. who were charged in the sandiganbayan for graft & corruption aside from administrative penalties to provincial officials.

    The current market price of a rubber boat, as shown in the TV when they’re used during a typhoon, & outdoor motor will not cost more than P400k each.

    Is Lady Justice no longer impartial?

     

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3N5XLYLOGO3MRZ4ZFJS7KTPDFM King

       @ wakats. Case is filed in the Sandiganbayan. Check the last paragraphs.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Hay naku po puro mista mista namaman ang sangkot!  Please do a lifestyle check on anyone up for promotion to superintendent or SPO1 to weed out the hustlers or magicians in uniform (notice, I did not say hoodlums in uniform).

  • johnlordphilip

    Another 131M of people’s money wasted by people who are paid to protect the people and the people’s money. These corrupt officials should be charged and put to jail for their crimes!

  • Komen To

    I cannot comprehend why the chief was spared? Were they not purchased during his time? And no jail terms for the boys, why

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_3N5XLYLOGO3MRZ4ZFJS7KTPDFM King

       Its more of administrative proceedings. I believe any jail term is for criminal act and that it will be handled by the courts if criminal case is pursued. The last paragraphs would give u the idea of this.

  • tukmoldinako

    Looks very good for the Ombudsman is working, probably , similar cases of corruption in the future will be diminish.

  • disqusted0fu

    Good! But what about the irregular purchase of guns for the PNP? What happened to that issue? Who got sanctioned? Who got investigated? That’s the problem with our justice system now, the KKKs are always exempted from facing prosecution.

    • kulittwit

      There was no irregular purchase. nangangarap ka ng gising.

  • ben311

    walang pagbabago !

  • geminimind

    All this happened in 2008,it’s now being realized in 2013.Jail time will probably realized in 2020.and to be dismissed all together hopefully in 2025.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Take also in consideration that the former Ombudsman sat on all cases relating to GMA’s term. That b@tch should have been prosecuted as well for negligence.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/SYG36KOOLRY47VA3ICPJJ5CQTQ ADD

    Good job, next is the choppers from Lolong Mike Arroyo!

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_5STEU22AD7YRHQSB6RE56ZDSYA J

    Dapat pati yung supplier maparusahan din!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Abdul-Rashid/100004367910013 Abdul Rashid

    Kawawa itong mga police officers na to, they were just following their seniors before them. It all started from Fidel Ramos, De Villa all the way down. Fidel should not play innocent or does he give these officers protection?

  • kabayandinako

    Kamalas malasan mo General Belarmino Jr. Nagretire ka na napaka proud mo at sinabitan ka pa ng medalya, ikaw pa ang kahuli-hulihan sa police service ng PMA Class 77, pero ano ngayon? Paano mo maipaliliwanag sa mga anak at kaibigan mo na may halo palang mabaho sa kinikita mo? Na sinisiraan ka o politika ang dahilan o napakapogi mo para mawalan ng retirement benefits. Yan ang natututuhan ng mga PMA “MAGANS’ sa pagsunod sa sinasabi nilang INTEGRITY.

    • indiosbravos2002

      Hahaha. Proud ikako na nagretire? What a joke.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/UZMYIL5FXLVIHRZXBQGONZS6U4 Jhune

    Kailan sila mahatulan ng pag ka kulong? Puwede bang ikulong sila sa parang museum para makita man lang ang mga hinayupak na ito, maari ding pagkakitaan ng tourismo para makabawi sa kinulimbat nilang salapi ng bayan.

  • garcia677

    With a whooping sum of 131.5M, where both earned millions of pesos it’s unacceptable that the penalty rendered is so light, like a pat on the shoulder instead of flogging till the skin erupts from its harshness. Both generals shall be grinning from ear to ear as both rejoices for the penalty is like manna from heaven. 

  • indiosbravos2002

    Si Mike Arroyo ba hindi kakasuhan? Tyak ko palaging may cut rin ugok na yon sa PNP transactions.

  • palakasantayo

    Our justice system is sooooooo slow, by the time anyone of them go to jail… they’ll be dead of old age.

  • GOPHILIPPINESGO

    Habang tumatagal, nakikitang mas magaling talaga si Conchita kumpara sa corrupt na si Merciditas.

  • mojo76

    better late than never……for the ombudsman good work to them.

  • zeroko

    Ano, dismissal lang at sanction kung ano ano! Ba, pag ang petty snatcher na tumangay ng P20 na halaga, binabaril nila sa likuran habang tumatakas, sa P131 million pesos na kinasasangkutan nila, e, yan lang ang parusa? Hayop.! Malversation of public funds yan ha! Basahin mo sa ibaba ang parusa pag ginamit ang pera sa maling pamamaraan…….

    .

    REPUBLIC ACT NO. 1060  – AN ACT INCREASING THE PENALTY
    FOR THE CRIME OF MALVERSATION OF PUBLIC FUNDS OR PROPERTY, BY AMENDING
    ARTICLE TWO HUNDRED SEVENTEEN OF THE REVISED PENAL CODE 

    Section 1.     Article two hundred seventeen of
    the Revised Penal Code is amended to read as follows: 

    “Art. 217.     Malversation of public
    funds or property. — Presumption of malversation. — Any public officer who,
    by reason of the duties of his office, is accountable for public funds or
    property, shall appropriate the same, or shall take or misappropriate shall
    consent, or through abandonment or negligence, shall permit any other person
    to take such public funds or property, wholly or partially, or shall
    otherwise be guilty of the misappropriation or malversation of such funds or
    property, shall suffer: 

    “1.     The penalty of prision correccional in its medium
    and maximum periods, if the amount involved in the misappropriation or
    malversation does not exceed two hundred pesos.cralaw

    “2.     The penalty of prision mayor in its minimum and
    medium periods, if the amount involved is more than two hundred pesos but
    does not exceed six thousand pesos.   

    “3.     The penalty of prision mayor in its maximum
    period to reclusion temporal in its minimum period, if the amount involved is
    more than six thousand pesos but is less than twelve thousand pesos. 

     

    “4.     The penalty of reclusion temporal
    in its medium and maximum periods, if the amount involved is more than twelve
    thousand pesos but is less than twenty-two thousand pesos. If the amount
    exceeds the latter, the penalty shall be reclusion temporal in its maximum
    period to reclusion perpetua.cralaw

    “In all cases, persons guilty of malversation shall also suffer the
    penalty of perpetual special disqualification and a fine equal to the amount
    of the funds malversed or equal to the total value of the property embezzled.cralaw

    “The failure of a public officer to have duly forthcoming any public
    funds or property with which he is chargeable, upon demand by any duly
    authorized officer, shall be prima facie evidence that he has put such
    missing funds or property to personal uses.”   

    Kaya po ako tatakbo na Independent Mayor Candidate dito sa Q.C. upang kakasuhan ko ang mga nagwaldas ng pera ng taga Q.C. Ang perang tutustusin ko ay galing lang sa bulsa ko, isang computer, isang computer papers, at lang envelops lang ang armas ko. Kaya lang lalaban ako upang parusahan ang mga tiwali sa LGU Q.C.

    Henry E. Samonte po ang pangalan ko.

  • dukaponte

    Sa administrative case pa lang iyon. Wala pa ang criminal aspect dahil sandiganbayan ang lilitis niyan. Tama iyong ginagawa ng ombudsman. Dapat parusahan kaagad administratively iyong mga nagkasala para tumino iyang mga kawani natin. Hindi naman kailangan guilty beyond reasonable doubt ang kailangan sa administrative case. Kaya dapat mabilis iyon.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Dapat may pictures din ng mga salarin. Para magkahiyaan na.



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