Sandiganbayan allows Bulacan ex-gov to go to Bali
Former Bulacan governor Maria Josefina dela Cruz has been allowed by the Sandiganbayan 7th Division to spend Christmas in Bali, Indonesia.
The anti-graft court has issued a resolution which granted her motion which sought permission for her travel to Bali from December 25 to 30.
In granting her permission to take the trip, the court reminded her to comply with the terms and conditions it has set.
It warned should she violate any of the the conditions it will be used as “ground for this court to order the forfeiture of her travel bond, as well as to cause the issuance of a warrant of arrest.”
Among the conditions, the court instructed her that she must present herself before the division’s clerk of court within five days of her expected day of arrival.
Dela Cruz and her co-accused have been charged with 15 counts of violating the Government Service Insurance System Act of 1997 in connection with offenses she alleged committed when she was still postmaster general.
Under the charges, she is accused of having failed to remit to the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) loan amortizations of the employees of the Philippine Postal Corporation (PPC) from 2011 to 2012.
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