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Graft vs 10 Biliran officials

The Office of the Ombudsman has ordered the filing of criminal charges against 10 local officials of Maripipi, Biliran for their alleged involvement in the anomalous procurement of medicines worth more than P7.9 million in 2010.

Facing charges for violation of the anti-graft law are former Mayor Noel Albelda; bids and awards committee (BAC) members: Wilma Elairon, Marietta Campollo, Amelia Bacolod, Sonia Alavera, Julio Cairo, Jr., Sergio Mejarito, Tito Cairo; Municipal Accountant Michelle Quinte; Municipal Health Officer Mary Grace Llever.

Also included in the charge sheet are Commission on Audit (COA) State Auditor Genelito Balila; Jerome Capuyan, and Cherel Serato, representatives from drugs supplier Suremeds Marketing. (Jun Ramirez)

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