DPWH-CAR officials face graft charges


DEPARTMENT of Public Works and Highways–Cordillera Administrative Region (DPWH-CAR) Director Edilberto Carabbacan and nine others were charged by the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) with graft and malversation for the alleged anomalous use of P2.56 million in public funds in a road improvement project.

Also charged were former DPWH Officer-in-Charge (OIC) Antonio Purugganan (who was earlier dismissed for the same allegation), OIC Division Chief Juliet Anosan, legal officer Alberto Tremor, cashier Evelyn Picardal, and Engineers Christian Felix Kanongkong, Cristobal Tinaza, Benguet Municipal Assessor Eduardo Abastilla, Benguet Assistant Provincial Assessor Sambrano Soriano, and private surveyor Primo Menzi.


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