Saturday, December 15, 2018

Ex-Meycauayan mayor Alarilla charged with graft over ghost projects

Sep 25, 2017 @ 10:09

Former Meycauayan City, Bulacan mayor Joan Alarilla has been charged over the alleged ghost purchase of construction materials worth P44.55 million.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed before the Sandiganbayan one count of graft and 33 counts of malversation through falsification against Alarilla.

The case stemmed from the purchase of construction materials in 2007.

However, the Ombudsman accused Alarilla of giving unwarranted benefits to L.C. San Pascual Construction Supply and VSP Trading and General Merchandise.

The Ombudsman pointed out Alarilla awarded the 33 contracts to the two suppliers without the required public bidding; resorted to the splitting of contracts in violation of the Government Procurement Reform Act and other pertinent rules; failed to validate the veracity of the disbursement vouchers; and allegedly falsified requests for price quotation and other documents.

Upon investigation, the Ombudsman also discovered the projects were not actually implemented.

Politiko would love to hear your views on this...
Recommended Articles

Recommended on other sites

Politiko Main Latest News
No feed items found.
Metro Manila Latest News
No feed items found.
South Luzon Latest News
No feed items found.
Bicol Latest News
No feed items found.
Visayas Latest News
No feed items found.
Mindanao Latest News
No feed items found.
Disclaimer:
The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of POLITICS.com.ph. We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Trending News

Want Politiko alerts on your inbox? Subscribe here.