Occ. Mindoro gov accused in the Ombudsman
CALAPAN CITY – An administrative case has been filed with the Ombudsman against Occidental Mindoro Governor Josephine Ramirez-Sato for the latter’s alleged giving of “special treatment” on the two detained provincial officials.
The case stemmed from Governor Sato’s alleged inaction regarding the television expose’ on the misdeeds supposedly committed by detained provincial government officials, identified as former board member Randolph Ignacio and assistant provincial agriculturist Peter Alfaro, when the duo reportedly freely leave their detention cell at the provincial jail and go in and out of the provincial capitol in Mamburao, Occidental Mindoro.
Allegedly, Ignacio and Alfaro go in and out freely on orders of the lady governor.
Ignacio and Alfaro were both arrested in 2009 based on serious illegal detention case filed against them by former public school teacher Xavier De Jesus, whom the two accused of election cheating in 2007. Their co-accused, Atty. Judy Lorenzo, is still at large.
According to the complaint filed against Sato in the Ombudsman, Ignacio and Alfaro leave their detention cell without any hindrance because of the permit given them by the governor and with the knowledge of the provincial jail warden.
The Occidental Mindoro governor is now facing violation of Republic Act No. 3019, or the anti-graft and corrupt practices act, and another violation in the provisions of the Local Government Code.(By JUANCHO R. MAHUSAY)
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