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The Sandiganbayan has granted the motion of San Francisco, Southern Leyte Mayor Samson Gamutan Jr. to dismiss the graft charges filed against him in connection with the irregular cash advances his brother received in 2012. In a 13-page resolution promulgated on March 2, the First Division said it is ...

The Office of the Ombudsman has found sufficient basis to file graft charges against former Southern Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias and five provincial procurement officials over the anomalous issuance of a check for P2.31 million to buy fertilizer. The procurement was not covered by an existing contract.
MANILA - The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to file graft charges against former Southern Leyte Governor Rosette Lerias and five members of the Provincial Government Bids and Award Committee (PGBAC). Ombudsman investigators found that in 2006, the province authorized the ...
The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the indictment of former Southern Leyte governor Rosette Lerias over the alleged anomalous purchase of P2.3 million worth of fertilizers. In a press statement on Thursday, the Ombudsman said Lerias will face charges of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft ...
Dismissed Southern Leyte Gov. Damian Mercado has been charged in the Sandiganbayan with two counts of falsification for allegedly falsely claiming to be an engineer and failing to detail his educational credentials in 2010. Mercado was accused of falsely claiming in his personal data sheet filed with the ...
Dismissed Southern Leyte Governor Damian Mercado has been charged with falsification at the Sandiganbayan for allegedly “faking” his educational credentials. State prosecutors accused Mercado for two counts of falsification of public documents for “willfully, unlawfully, and feloniously” falsifying entries ...
MAASIN CITY—The Department of Pubic Works and Highways (DPWH) in Southern Leyte will plant over 78,000 trees in various watershed areas of the province to replace the over 1,000 trees cut due to road-widening projects. The DPWH has set aside P3 million that will be turned over to the Department ...
MAASIN CITY, Southern Leyte, Feb. 5 (PIA) -- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) field office here has recently completed major rehabilitation works of several permanent bridges in Southern Leyte funded under the 2017 budget. District Engineer Ma. Margarita Junia reported that at ...
A five-kilometer bypass road that will help decongest the city road in Maasin City, Southern Leyte is now being studied, the Department of Public Works and ... The Southern Leyte District Engineering Office is now set to conduct feasibility study of the proposed five-kilometer bypass road project, chief Ma.
He also said they learned that a land owned by the victim's family in St. Bernard town, Southern Leyte, had been pawned for P300,000. “Apparently, the family was only given until August of this year to redeem their property. Apparently, that property was pawned to pay for her studies, among others,” De la ...


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