12 months Court convicts Dingle mayor of corruption Manilatimes
THE Sandiganbayan’s Special Sixth Division convicted for graft Dingle, Iloilo Mayor Rufino Palabrica 3rd for issuing a business permit to his pharmacy and medical clinic at the municipal public market, and for entering into a contract of lease with it in 2014. In a 43-page decision, the court found Palabrica guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating Section 3(h) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. It sentenced him to six years and a month up to eight years in prison with perpetual disqualification to hold public office. “Accused Mayor actually and directly participated or intervened in his official capacity in ... more