Former Bula, Cam Sur mayor charged in Sandiganbayan

Photo from Decena's Facebook account
MANILA (Bicol Standard) – Former Bula, Camarines Sur town mayor Benjamin Decena has been indicted for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for his alleged failure to return a government vehicle after the expiration of his term in 2013.

The Ombudsman has recently filed with the Sandiganbayan the said case when Decena refused to turn over a Mazda Bongo that was issued to him as his service vehicle during his incumbency.

The Ombudsman said that Decena’s refusal caused damage and prejudice to the government as he misappropriated the property for his personal use and benefit.

Bail amounting to P50,000.00 was recommended for his temporary liberty.

The criminal charge, which was signed by former Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales in March 2018, was reviewed by Ombudsman Samuel Martires this month.