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Ormoc mayor Richard Gomez denies drug charges

The camp of Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez, her husband Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, and brother Board Member Matt Torres have denied their alleged involvement in the operation of illegal drug trade. Their lawyer Atty. Alex Avisado has hinted that they would file charges against those who made the accusation. “Mayor Richard “Goma” Gomez, Cong. Lucy Torres Gomez and Board Member Matt Torres have always been against drugs. They are advocates of a clean, active and healthy lifestyle...

Crime People

Bong Revilla, naka-confine sa hospital

Hindi naibabalik sa kanyang selda si dating Sen. Ramon Bong Revilla Jr. noong Miyerkules. Sumulat ang Philippine National Police sa Sandiganbayan First Division at sinabi na nasa Saint Lukes Medical Center Global City sa Taguig ang senador. Sinabi ni Arnel Aplid, hepe ng Custodial Service Unit, pumunta siya at kanyang mga kasama sa ospital upang sunduin si Revilla ala-1 ng hapon noong Nobyembre 9 pero hindi umano pinayagan ng doktor na makalabas ang senador. “However, the aforementioned accused...

Crime Politics

Second Espinosa son affirms De Lima links to Mayor’s death

Just as when graft charges and alleged involvement in illegal drugs trade were filed against Sen. Leila de lima by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), Leyte police officials yesterday further fuelled such accusations, citing the supposed claims of the late Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. In hearing the case on the killing of Espinosa at the Senate, at least P8 million payoff was made to De Lima by the late mayor’s son, alleged drug lord Kerwin. The matter was purportedly corroborated...

Crime Politics

Tawi-Tawi Agri College officials on trial over P8.6-M graft

The Office of the Ombudsman has affirmed the indictment of several officials of the Tawi-Tawi Regional Agricultural College (TRAC) involved in the illegal disbursement of public funds amounting P8.6M from 2006 to 2008. Facing trial for 21 counts of Malversation and 21 counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act is TRAC President Asady Hussin. Also included in the graft and malversation charges are professors Berma Omarali (13 counts each), Mernalyn Isa (7...

Crime Politics

Zambo ex-mayor charged with graft over bulldozer purchase

The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge ex-Mayor Wilfredo Siasico of Siayan, Zamboanga del Norte, with violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019) for the illegal acquisition of a brand new bulldozer worth P15,892,500.00 in 2008. In a complaint filed by the Commission on Audit, it was uncovered that Siasico unilaterally undertook, without the aid of the Bids and Awards Committee, the direct purchase of one bulldozer from...