• ‘Ombudsman order vs mayor part of procedure’


    ILOILO CITY: The Ombudsman investigation on the reported unexplained wealth of Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog incurred while he was city councilor and vice mayor in 2004 until 2007, is still part of the investigation proceedings and not yet filed and submitted to the Sandiganbayan, according to spokesman lawyer Mark Piad.The Ombudsman had asked Mabilog to file counter-affidavit to the complaint filed by Manuel Mejorada before the Ombudsman field office in Region 6, for violation of Republic Act 1379 and in violation of Section 8 of Republic Act 6713 in relation to the statements and disclosure of the Statement of Assets and Liabilities Networth (SALN) and for forfeiture of the properties in favor of the government. The order for the counter affidavit, signed by Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente, was issued on Nov. 26, 2015 although filed in 2011 and it took five years to evaluate the case.


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