Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales has filed graft and malversation charges against 10 Philippine Postal Corporation (PPC) officials and employees at the Sandiganbayan for allegedly running away with P8.2 million.
Those charged were PPC Human Resource Management Division chair Dely Madrona, cashier Francisca Calabio, financial analyst Thelma Cabanilla, Provident Fund Administrative Division chief Alberto Gusi, accounting clerk Lannie Santos, casual employee Maritess Fajardo, emergency laborers June Gunnacao and Hubert Rellora, and postmen Rosalina Marasigan and Zacarias Paelmar.
They were accused of conspiring to siphon funds from the PPC Provident Fund by granting bogus loans from 2000 to 2003. Graft investigations tracked down 180 checks drawn from the Provident Fund’s bank account that turned out to be fake loan applications.
“After the encashment of the checks, the vouchers prepared and all its accompanying documents will disappear from the Fund records. No efforts will be made to update the loan ledger of the named employee to reflect new loans,” the Ombudsman said.
“In other words…there would be no recording of loans and all the utilized records will be destroyed including the incoming records of the depository bank.”
The prosecution recommended a bail of P30,000 for each graft case and P40,000 for the malversation charge.