• Ex-Bohol execs face raps over lease deal

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    Former mayor Felix Uy of Baclayon, Bohol and his wife Marilyn, who is currently a member of the Sangguniang Bayan, as well as former vice-mayor Joel Oppus are facing charges in connection with a 25-year lease deal for a stall in the public market.

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    The Office of the Ombudsman has found probable cause to charge them before the Sandiganbayan for alleged violations of Section 3(e) and (h) of the Anti-Graft Law, Section 7(a) of the Code of Conduct of Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees, and Section 89 (a) (1) of the Local Government Code – laws which prohibit public officials and employees from having conflicting financial, material, pecuniary or business interests.

    The matter is subject to appeal, if any.

    The Ombudsman said in a statement that in November 1996, Oppus and Marilyn entered into the 25-year lease contract renewable for another 25 years.

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