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Whistle-blower CA justice in Meralco bribe dead 04/19/2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Whistle-blower CA justice in Meralco bribe dead

04/19/2012
BAGUIO City — Court of Appeals (CA) Associate Justice Jose Sabio, the whistle-blower in a case in the alleged bribery in a case involving the Manila Electric Co. (Meralco) has died of natural causes, the Supreme Court (SC) announced yesterday.

He was 71.

Court Administrator Midas Marquez said Sabio, a brother of former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) Chairman Camilo Sabio, died after a lingering illness in the latter’s home province of Cagayan de Oro.

Following Sabio’s exposé of alleged attempts to bribe him in 2009, a Department of Justice panel found probable cause to indict businessman-cum-lobbyist Francis de Borja for corrupting public officials and violating provision of the country’s gift-giving edict against government employees and officials..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribuneonline.org/nation/20120419nat10.html

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