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Noynoy’s DoF, BoC chiefs face graft raps 05/06/2011

Friday, May 6, 2011

PURISIMA, PARAYNO, ALVAREZ CHARGED BEFORE OMBUDSMAN BY CUSTOMS STAFF

Noynoy’s DoF, BoC chiefs face graft raps

05/06/2011
Three Cabinet officials of President Aquino were charged with corruption on April 19, 2011 at the Office of the Ombudsman, documents obtained by the Tribune showed.

Facing criminal and administrative charges for violating anti-graft laws are Cesar Purisima, secretary, Department of Finance (DoF); Guillermo Parayno Jr., undersecretary, DoF, and Angelito Alvarez, commissioner, Bureau of Customs (BoC).

Purisima, Parayno and Alvarez are appointees of Aquino and considered the first three Cabinet officials of his administration to be charged with graft amid Aquino’s claimed crusade of his administration and government walking the straight path to eliminate corruption in the bureaucracy and weed out public officials embroiled in anomalies.

Another Aquino ally, losing senatorial bet Neric Acosta, who has announced to the media that he is going to take over the helm of the Department of Environment and National Resources, has been charged with graft over the misuse of his pork barrel, which the charges said he had funneled to non-governmental organiztions that are, however, alleged to be managed and controlled by his relatives..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/headlines/20110506hed1.html

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