• Former Leyte mayor convicted for graft


    THE Sandiganbayan Fifth Division has convicted former mayor Zenaida Maamo of Lilo-an, Southern Leyte in connection with the award of catering services to an eatery she owned that would provide food during the visit of former President Fidel Ramos in 1995. Maamo was sentenced to six years and one month in prison in minimum to 10 years as maximum. She was also disqualified to hold public office. The Office of the Ombudsman said in a statement that its prosecutors established that Maamo owned Niña’s Eatery and Lodging House that bagged the food catering contract amounting to P87,000.


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