By Melvin Gascon
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has ordered the removal of Tuguegarao City Mayor Jefferson Soriano and the city administrator for grave misconduct over the conduct of a “baratillo” (street fair and flea market) for the city’s fiesta celebration last year.
By Gil C. Cabacungan
, Leila B. Salaverria
, Marlon Ramos
, TJ Burgonio
Not so fast. Former Agriculture Secretary Luis “Cito” Lorenzo, his former Undersecretary Jocelyn “Joc-joc” Bolante and their coaccused in the P723-million fertilizer fund scam cannot celebrate yet because the Sandiganbayan has not dismissed the case, contrary to reports on Wednesday.
By Marlon Ramos
The axe has fallen on the treasurer of the town of Tupi in South Cotabato for his failure to account for more than P700,000 in municipal funds and for using fake receipts to shortchange the government, including a receipt for more than P300,000 in taxes that was made to appear for only P30.
By Nestor P. Burgos Jr.
The Ombudsman has ordered the dismissal from service of three municipal officials in Iloilo who were allegedly involved in a rigged bidding for government infrastructure projects.
The Quezon City forum on Saturday where Sen. Antonio Trillanes IV chose to ventilate his views on the alleged corruption in Makati heated up when former Sen. Francisco Tatad commented that the Senate had lost its moral authority to investigate anyone after some senators were accused of being bribed to convict the impeached Chief Justice Renato Corona.