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Dimaporos face plunder raps for diverting P53M to foundation

Friday, June 22, 2012

Dimaporos face plunder raps for diverting P53M to foundation


A governor in Mindanao province and his political allies are facing plunder and malversation charges before the Office of the Ombudsman for allowing the release of some P53 million to a foundation  allegedly owned by the governor’s family.

In a 14-page complaint filed before the anti-graft body last May 25, Mayor Rafael Rizalda of Maigo, Lanao del Norte alleged that  Lanao del Norte  Gov. Abdulla “Bobby” Dimaporo, his wife, Lanao del Norte Rep. Imelda Dimaporo, and four other provincial officials have gravely abused their authority by raiding the public treasury through misappropriating and malversing  public funds.

Rizalda charged the Dimaporos with violating Republic Act 7080 or the Anti-Plunder Law; the Revised Penal Code’s Article 217 on malversation of public funds, and RA 6713 or the Code of Conduct of Public Officials and Employees, and the Local Government Code..... MORE

SourceThe Daily Tribune

URL: http://www.tribune.net.ph/index.php/nation/item/571-dimaporos-face-plunder-raps-for-diverting-p53m-to-foundation

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