Nereus Acosta, mom ordered arrested

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Nereus Acosta. Photo from comelec.gov.ph

MANILA, Philippines—The Sandiganbayan on Wednesday ordered the arrest of Laguna Lake Development Authority general manager Nereus Acosta and his mother, Soccoro, in connection with the perjury charge filed against them by the Office of the Ombudsman.

The warrants of arrest, issued by the antigraft court’s Fifth Division, were addressed to law enforcers, including the chief of police of Manolo Fortich town in Bukidnon. Bail was set at P6,000.

The case stemmed from the alleged irregular transfer of some P5.5 million from Acosta’s pork barrel allocation to the Bukidnon Vegetable Producers Cooperative, a private company owned by the Acosta family, six years ago when he was a member of the House of Representatives. At that time, his mother was mayor of Manolo Fortich town.

The Ombudsman approved the indictment on perjury after its probers failed to find any record of any Sangguniang Bayan resolution approving the fund transfer. The Acostas said in their defense they never made such a claim about a resolution.

The court earlier issued warrants of arrest against the Acostas but their implementation was stopped when they filed a motion for a judicial determination of probable cause.

Acosta described the perjury case as being part of “relentless and systematic acts of demolition against my person and my family.”

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  • pubringjuandelacruz

    HA!!!! Huli ka balbon!!!

    • ranjoranido

      huli ka kalbo.

  • Alala Peter

    EXEMPTED SA MATUWID NA DAAN YAN, KAALYADO NI PNOY

    • ewanski tolongges

      Exempted? Kita mo ngang kinasuhan na exempted pa?

    • Taiko_Kauna

      did you read the story?

  • wawa2172

    Pag LP ang may anomalya, warrant of arrest lang ang na issue and are bailable as in the case of Nerio. But if it is the opposition, the case is plunder and non bailable. Well the Acosta’s are very close to Noy being an LP stalwarts in Bukidnon. Nonetheless marami palang naitago si Nerio at suportado ni Noy.

  • axe musk

    It only shows that in this administration, there were no sacred cows for anyone who violated the law, regardless of their political affiliation……

    • http://www.yahoo.com/ Ciano Malandag

      walang mangyari sa kaso na yan dahil KKK si Acosta. si Noynoy pa mag bayad sa pyansa,escorted by Mar…anong pinagsasabi mo na no sacred cows? anong nangyari sa kaso ni Padaca,Puno,Llamas at iba pang KKK??? Hoy! uto-uto!!!

      • Batang Altura

        agring agri ako sa sinabi mo bakit kaya may mga taong nagbubulag bulagan o talagang bulag sa katotohanan. si Acosta na nagbayad ng pyansa niya ksi 6k lang sa dami ng ninanakaw ng mag-ina bale wala yun.

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      you’re right PNoy will not tolerate any misdeed even to his closest ally…

      • Batang Altura

        asus hindi ma yata alam yung kay Padaca si P-noy pa nagpyansa , di na iginalang ang findings ng ombudsman..kung talagang daang matuwid sya dapat sinisipa na itong si Acosta , Sandigang Bayan na nagpapaaresto o baka di siya naniniwala sa Sandigang Bayan,,makapal din ang mukha ng mag-inang ito..pera ng bayan ninanakaw..

      • Polding

        What’s wrong with PNOY footing the bond for Padaca ? Padaca did not have the means to pay her bond because she has no money and Pnoy believes she’s innocent. Padaca’s record will speak for itself. In the case of the Acosta family, notorius talaga sa corruption yan sa Bukidnon just like the Zubiri family their political enemies in the region and Pnoy knows it. The Acosta family was only accommodated by Pnoy because of gratitude to some political allies. He is glad now the Acosta family is out of the picture and won’t ruin hi matuwid na landas.

  • Alala Peter

    convicted na ayaw pa din tanggalin ng LP sa gobyerno……double standard

    • 1GeorgeTolentino2

      Kinasuhan palang at nahanapan ng probable cause. Hindi pa nga nag umpisa ang pag-lilitis, convicted ka na agad dyan! Aral muna bago komento pogi.

  • Ako_Hiking

    If Aquino is really unbiased, he would not comment and leave this case alone and allow the courts to decide it. But Acosta is a known Aquino KKK so more than likely, Aquino will probably even send Mar Roxas to bail Acosta out. From there, who knows if this case will continue since Aquino KKK really don’t get punished for any wrong-doing.

  • mike8232

    all smiles but all corruption deep inside

    Matuwad na Daan ni Bullshet Aquino

    • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

      non-sense…think before you write your comment…

      • Batang Altura

        at ikaw may sense , ikaw ang di nag-iisip, maling mali na kikampihan pa nyo, kaya tumataas ang rating ni Kalbo dahil sa tulad nyo..

      • lennonpaul

        eh cnu ang magaling na naging pangulo or pwedeng pangulo????

  • patawad

    He probably is just banking on being friend of Penoy, and has not come across yet with any amount. Hey just give up the half to them and set yourselves free. Isn’t that the modus these days.

    • AlexanderAmproz

      It’s not these days, but since ever, already at Spanish time it was like that and probably worst. This is the country culture injected by colonialism.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Nanaman? Badge of honor yan. Alang mangyayari sa kasong yan like Llamas and Puno.

  • $14334231

    here we go again…the very common word “demolition” is always used when their backs are against the wall…..president balut-pnoy is mum on this case because he probably “held hands” with his KKK acosta….the promised “straight path”?….”liko-likong daan” is more like it….or could be “tumuwad ka na d’yan”…dumarating na si balut-pnoy……also, most likely, we will probably see socorro on a wheel chair heading for st. luke’s in taguig…PH6000.00 bail for an alleged PH5.5 million that wind up in their pockets?…..ang baba naman!!!!….

  • Benigno the Turd

    Question is whether Pnoy will lend them bail money. Hehehe.

  • disqusted0fu

    We know what most likely will happen next. Pnoy will probably bail Acosta out and then announce publicly that he is innocent, then possibly give him a position in his administration. End of story. Similar to what he did for Padaca. Just the usual SOP for Pnoy’s KKKs.

  • niejannkhumar

    Hoy mga taga Sandigan! tumigil na nga kayo, pag sinupalpal naman kayo ni PNOY eh tameme naman kayo!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/yet.jua Yet Jua

    Sana tanggalin ni Pnoy itong si Acosta sa LP dahil nakakasira sa party…

  • Ako_Hiking

    We should be hearing and receiving news shortly on how Acosta will be bailed and not face any sort of consequences for his actions. Then we’ll all hear Aquino back Acosta up and somehow compromise the legal system by implementing his selective justice system once again to protect one of his own.

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