Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Resolve complaint vs. Salceda, VACC urges Ombudsman

The anti-crime group Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) has urged the Office of the Ombudsman to expedite the resolution of the malversation complaint filed against Albay Gov. Joey Salceda.

Left: Dante Jimenes (Photo via VACC), Right: Joey Salceda (Photo via Shanti Nacion Serrano)
Resolve complaint vs. Salceda, VACC urges Ombudsman

VACC Chairman Dante Jimenez, said to the media that the case which was filed in April, has not since moved. By now, Salceda should have been suspended, Jimenez said.

The complaint stemmed from a P47-million allotment that was allegedly used to aid evacuees during the 2009 Mayon Volcano eruption.

Michael A. Miña, Manuel P. Alagaban, Julius P. Del Rosario, Bienvenido M. Belga, Sr., and Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC), represented by Chairman Martin B. Dino filed the complaint.

Meanwhile, along with Salceda, Provincial Social Welfare and Development Officer of Albay Yolanda Guanzon is named as respondent.

Salceda earlier categorically denied the allegations in the complaint. —BICOLSTANDARD.COM

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