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Suspension of Cotabato gov begins August 23

/ 12:30 PM August 24, 2019
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Suspended Cotabato Gov. Nancy Catamco smiles as she answers questions about the graft charges against her during news conference in Kidapawan City Friday. (contributed photo)

KIDAPAWAN CITY – Cotabato Governor Nancy A. Catamco began serving her 90-day suspension meted on her by the Sandiganbayan on Friday, August 23.

On Thursday, the Department of the Interior and Local Governments brought to Catamco the anti-graft court’s suspension order contained in a six-page resolution issued on July 4 by its sixth division.

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“I’m saddened with this development but I have to respect the anti-graft court, I have to abide by the law,” Catamco said.

She added the 90-day mandatory preventive suspension is part of the process that she, or any public official,  should respect.

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Catamco is facing several cases in the Sandiganbayan, one of which is as the private respondent in a graft case against Orville Fua, the former mayor of Lazi, Siquijor province./lzb

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