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Libmanan VM Bulaong, 7 other town officials indicted for graft

LIBMANAN, CSur--After finding probable cause, Gerald A. Mosqueda, Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon has approved the recommendation for the filing of the crimes of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and Malversation of Public Funds against 8 officials of this town.

Charges
In a resolution dated 13, January 2015 and approved by Mosqueda on 31, March 2015, the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon approved the filing of cases against Romel T. Bulaong for six (6) counts of Falsification of Public Documents for Public Officer  and three (3) counts of Malversation of Public Funds.
 
Rodel C. Rasonable was indicted for eight (8) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, and 5 counts of Malversation of Public Funds.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Ombudmsan for Luzon ordered the filing of  seven (7) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and five (5) counts of Malversation of Public Funds against Reynaldo M. Abay III; while Jerry R. Tendero, Vicente M. Chavez, Sr., and Jose Antonio H. Dilanco, Jr. shall be facing two (2) counts each of Malversation of Public Funds.

Bernard P. Brioso was rapped with three (3) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, and two (2) counts of Malversation of Public funds.

Luis V. Canete  faces four (4) counts of Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer and two (2) counts of Malversation of Public Funds.

Respondents Rasonable, Brioso and Dilanco were also recommended to be indicted for one (1) count each for violation of Section 3 (e) of RA 3019, as amended.


OMB-L-C-13-0391

These cases stemmed from the complaint filed by Jose B. Dy, Jr., and Enaude Vine Talay Roldan, in OMB-L-C-13-0391, for Violation of Section 3 (e) RA 3019, as amended, and Article 171 of the Revised Penal Code, against the above mentioned municipal officials of this town.

The complainants said that on separate dates in the year 2010, the respondents received cash advances and claimed reimbursement for the traveling expenses for different Philippine Councilor’s League (PCL) activities.

Complainants also allege that respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Abay, Tendero, Brioso, Canete, Chavez and Dilanco falsified the Official Receipts (OR’s) issued by the PCL, University of the Philippines (UP), Ambassador Hotel, and North Metro Hotel, and Certificates of Attendance of PCLI.

The respondents, according to the complaint made it appear that they attended and paid the registration fees for the activities of the PCL, when in fact they did not, as confirmed by PCLI Director Wilson Palibar. They used they falsified OR’s and receipts for their liquidation of the money that was advanced by the municipality.

Charges denied

Meanwhile, all eight (8) respondents denied the charges imputed against them. 

They claimed that they attended the PCL activities, and have no knowledge that the assailed OR’s and Certificates of Attendance are falsified.

When they discovered the falsity through the Notice of Disallowance issued by the Commission on Audit (COA), respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Abay, Tendero, Brioso, Canete and Chavez paid the municipality the amount disallowed by COA.

For the respondents Bulaong, Rasonable, Tendero, Brioso, Canete, Chavez and Dilanco, they explained that they entrusted the payment of their registration fees to Abay, who facilitated its payment to PCLI. 

In return, they were given the assailed receipts and certificates of attendance. On the part of Abay, he said that he paid the registration fees, and he is a victim of a syndicate in the PCLI, who issues falsified receipts to unsuspecting councilor-members.

The investigator did not believe them.

“This Office finds probable cause to indict respondents for the following crimes: Falsification of Public Documents by Public Officer, Malversation of Public Funds and violation of Sec 3(e) of RA 3019”, the findings stated.

Meantime, at the time of  posting, respondents have not yet issued their comments on resolution of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon.(BICOLSTANDARD.COM) Pirmeng enot. Pirmeng bago.

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