Gregory Ong denies PDI report on sanctions


Posted at Jul 10 2014 04:29 PM | Updated as of Jul 11 2014 12:29 AM

MANILA - Sandiganbayan Associate Justice Gregory Ong on Thursday denied a Philippine Daily Inquirer report that he has been found guilty and faces sanctions for his alleged links with businesswoman Janet Lim Napoles.

A PDI report earlier said retired Supreme Court Justice Angelina Sandoval-Gutierrez has recommended Ong's dismissal for gross misconduct, dishonesty and impropriety due to his alleged links to Napoles.

The SC has yet to officially release the result of the investigation conducted by Gutierrez, as it is still subject to the approval of the Court en banc.

Pork scam whistle-blowers Benhur Luy and Marina Sula earlier identified Ong as one of the personalities who visited Napoles' office at the Discovery Suites in Ortigas Center in Mandaluyong City and joined her parties.

Ong was also a member of the Sandiganbayan's fourth division that cleared Napoles in the Kevlar helmet case involving ghost purchase of Kevlar helmets using government funds in 1998.

Ong now heads the anti-graft court's fourth division.