11 months Sandiganbayan acquits former Cuyo, Palawan mayor MB
By Czarina Nicole Ong Ki The Sandiganbayan First Division has acquitted former Cuyo Mayor Andrew Lim Ong of Palawan of his graft charge in connection with the reportedly anomalous purchase of a pump boat back in 2011. Sandiganbayan (MANILA BULLETIN) Ong was cleared of the violation of Section 3(e) of R.A. 3019, also known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, alongside private individual Rellie Giducos Alis. Ong was initially accused of giving unwarranted benefits and advantage to Alis by pre-selecting the latter and awarding to him the contract for the purchase of P200,000 pump boat. This was done without ... more