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Ombudsman suspends Cebu airport manager

/ 05:10 AM December 18, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — The Ombudsman has ordered the six-month preventive suspension without pay of Steve Dicdican, general manager of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority, who is facing charges over a concession deal to develop and operate the airport.

Dicdican and 14 others were charged earlier this month with violation of the Anti-Dummy Law for allegedly conspiring to allow foreign executives to take over the management of a Philippine public utility. The airport executive is also facing graft complaints before the Ombudsman for allegedly giving unwarranted benefits to the foreign executives, effectively causing undue injury to the government.

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Dicdican, who was also barred from entering his office during the suspension, had earlier denied wrongdoing and noted that the Supreme Court had already approved the management deal. —NIKKA G. VALENZUELA

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