• Former Pagcor chief faces perjury raps


    The Office of the Ombudsman has filed four counts of perjury at the Sandiganbayan against former Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) Chairman Efraim Genuino.

    The cases stemmed from his alleged failure to disclose several pieces of real property in his Statements of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN) for the years 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005.

    Graft Investigation and Prosecution Officer I Sylvester Alcazar alleged in charge sheets that Genuino “knowingly accomplished” the SALN “and deliberately affirmed under oath the falsehood contained therein pertaining to his undervalued assets by failing to disclose, despite full knowledge thereof, the following real properties registered under his name and his wife…”

    Based on the charge sheets, these included pieces of real property in Bangkal, Makati City (Metro Manila), three of which were acquired in 1986 and one in 1988; one 644-sq.m. real property in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City (Metro Manila) acquired in 1992 with an acquisition cost of P300,000; and a 206 sq.m. real property in Dita, Santa Rosa, Laguna, acquired in 2000 with an acquisition cost of P879,000.

    The Ombudsman recommended P6,000 bail in each case for the defendant’s temporary liberty.


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