Sandiganbayan stands firm on junking Aurora gov Noveras’ motion to quash
The Sandiganbayan 6th Division remains unswayed in its decision to uphold the charges against Aurora Governor Gerardo Noveras concerning the 2014 deal to repair the provincial highway.
The anti-graft court has issued a resolution which turned down his motion for reconsideration seeking to overturn its January 14 ruling which junked his motion to quash.
The court pointed out Noveras has raised no new arguments which it already discussed in its previous ruling.
“This Court had already considered such arguments and found them to be without merit in the assailed resolution,” it stated.
“Thus, it is unnecessary to discuss them now,” the court stressed.
The case concern the repair works of the Dimalang Bridge Approach and the Road Section of the Casiguran-Dilasag Provincial Road.
Under the graft case, Noveras is rigging the bidding process when RMCR Construction got picked to conduct the repair projects.
Office of the Ombudsman investigators alleged that even before the procurement process was finished the firm was already selected for the deal.
Investigators found a report which showed that the projects were already 100 percent complete, three days prior the issuance of notices to proceed with the projects.
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