Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Plunder case against Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella

Visayan Daily Star - The plunder case against Bacolod Rep. Monico Puentevella is serious since the Department of Justice has endorsed it to the Office of the Ombudsman, Save Bacolod Movement convenor Romy Niere said yesterday.

The DOJ endorsed to the Ombudsman on Sept. 24, 2009, the plunder case filed by the Philippine Sports Commission against Puentevella for appropriate action, for the solon's failure to liquidate funds of the Bacolod Southeast Asian Games Organizing Committee.

The endorsement copy was signed by Assistant Chief State Prosecutor Richard Anthony Fadullon.

Niere said the endorsement copy received by the PSC on Oct. 8 means that the DOJ having found merit on the case, is asking Ombudsman Merceditas Guttierez to conduct an investigation and prosecute Puentevella on the alleged fiscal mismanagement of BASOC funds amounting to P50.5 million or even more.

PSC commissioner Eric Loretizo said that as pointed out earlier, no amount of explanation by the BASOC will compel Niere to admit his false accusations, lies and deceptions, or, stop maligning BASOC officials.

"Sadly, too, he put words into my mouth in an attempt to drive a wedge between me and PSC Chairman Harry Angping, whom he had asked to probe my supposed act of clearing Puentevella in the plunder case filed against him by the PSC," he said.

Loretizo said Niere also claimed that he has accused the PSC chairman as a "vindictive political leader". Niere, standing pat on his new calling, only shows here his expertise in sowing intrigues and twisting facts to fiction, he said. 

Silay City Scandal

by Visayan Daily Star - The Silay City prosecutor has dismissed charges filed against Councilor Warlito Go and four others for the showing of a pornographic movie at Wilmar Theater at Burgos Street , Silay City , Negros Occidental, and for violating the child abuse law.

Silay City Prosecutor Lisa Lorraine Atotubo, in her resolution, dismissed the charges for violation of Article 201 of the Revised Penal Code and Republic Act 7610, otherwise known as the Child Abuse Law, filed against Go, John Gareta Onate, Teresita Barbasa Ferrer, and two minors.

She pointed out that Go denied he operated the theater showing the alleged obscene movie.