MANILA – Surigao del Sur Rep. Prospero Pichay on Thursday said he would exhaust all legal remedies to challenge Sandiganbayan’s guilty verdict in connection with the questionable PHP780-million deal when he was still the chair of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA).Pichay made the… Read More
Presidential hopeful Vice President Leni Robredo has vowed to cleanse government ranks and get rid of graft and corruption once she gets elected.During her speech at the grand rally in Bulacan on Wednesday evening, Robredo said in her long service in the government, she was never… Read More
Multiple charges stemming from alleged malversation of public funds, gross incompetence, and corrupt practices as defined under Republic Act 3019 otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act were filed against Municipal Treasurer Martha Flor De Ramos before the Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao last July 2, 2021.
The filing of the case against De Ramos was the culmination of more than one year of an in-depth investigation into the financial transactions, book of accounts, and audit reports of the coffer of the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas under De Ramos’ watch.
Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto “Tatay Erning” Evangelista acted as the sole Complainant while De Ramos and all others in cohorts with her were named as the Respondents.READ MORE
Aksyon Demokratiko chair Ernesto Ramel Jr. on Friday called on the Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) to continue its collection efforts on the PHP203 billion Marcos estate tax which is still unpaid as of now.In a letter to BIR Commissioner Ceasar R. Dulay, Ramel requested the BIR chief… Read More
SANTO TOMAS MAYOR EVANGELISTA ORDERS SANGGUNIANG BAYAN TO PROBE ANOMALIES
Sangguniang Bayan Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection chaired by Julie H. Mantequilla, vice-chaired by Eduardo L. Llorente, with Ricky C. Inodio-an, Lychyl A. Castrodes, and Cromwell S. Cocamas as members told to conduct a legislative inquiry and to look into possible violations of law or charges of wrongdoing against government officials or even private persons, with a view to determining liability or accountability with the case at bar.
TATEMENT OF THE SANTO TOMAS LGU OVER AN ISSUE RAISED BY A QUARRY CONCESSIONAIRE LINKED TO CONGRESSMAN ALAN DUJALI
A video circulating on social media has caught the attention of the Municipal Government of Santo Tomas where the name of Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista was dragged in what appeared to be an issue about quarry operation in Barangay New Visayas that was linked to Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali. READ MORE
Inspection Report on illegal quarry operations
Inspection Report on the quarry area of Mr. Josue Agayan Jr. located in Barangay New Visayas, Santo Tomas, Davao del Norte as inspected by the Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Office dated December 17, 2021 where it found out that a gravel operator is operating “illegally” beyond the approved sketch map and such operation in the said area does not have a permit from Mines and Geo-sciences Bureau XI and PENRO Davao del Norte.
The quarry site is under Mr. Josue Agayan Jr.’s name, a quarry permittee, based on the records available from the Santo Tomas LGU.
However, it was learned that documents relative to the sand and gravel operations in Barangay New Visayas were processed by a certain Dennis Agayan, a staff of Davao del Norte 2nd District Congressman Alan Dujali.
Santo Tomas Mayor Ernesto Evangelista has earlier asked the Sangguniang Bayan of Santo Tomas to conduct a legislative inquiry to shed light on the issue and to ferret out the truth.READ MORE
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte on Monday said he is willing to face Senator Richard Gordon in a public debate if the latter would challenge him.In a prerecorded Talk to the People, Duterte called Gordon a “thief” anew for his alleged involvement in corruption in the… Read More