3 months Court suspends lawmaker for graft Manilatimes
THE Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division has ordered the 90-day preventive suspension of Romblon Rep. Eleandro Jesus Madrona in connection with the graft case he and others are facing for the alleged irregular procurement of P4.8-million liquid organic fertilizer in 2004. In a four-page resolution dated August 5, the court ordered the preventive suspension of Mandrona under Section 13 of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.” Madrona’s camp said he “voluntarily submits himself to the Court’s jurisdiction, and accepts its authority to suspend him” as a member of the House of Representatives in line with RA 3019.