Sunday, September 25, 2016

Cam Sur BM Pacamarra, 4 others charged with graft

SAN JOSE, CSur September 25, 2016 (Bicol Standard) Former San Jose town mayor Gilmar "Maymay" S. Pacamarra, now a member of the Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Camarines Sur, has been charged at the Sandiganbayan for violation of Section 3 (e) of R.A. 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

 Gilmar "Maymay" S. Pacamarra
The criminal charge stemmed from his alleged travel to Thailand using government funds during his incumbency as municipal mayor of this town.

Aside from Pacamarra, the following officials were also included in the charge sheet that is now pending at the 1st Division of the Sandiganbayan: former Senior Administrative Assistant III Ma. Monette Jasmin Pacamarra, Agricultural Technologist Nida B. Pena, Municipal Civil Registrar Muriel L. Abragan and Municipal Accountant Imelda C. Caballero.

According to the record of the case, last January 9, 2008, the accused all conspired with one another to allegedly use P279,724.60 worth of government funds for their travel to Thailand without valid travel authority, thereby causing undue injury to the government.

At press time, Pacamara could not be contacted for his reaction on the said report.

The members of the Sandiganbayan 1st Division are the following: Efren N. de la Cruz, Rodolfo A. Ponferrada and Rafael R. Lagos.
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