Ombudsman confirms dismissal of Iloilo Mayor Mabilog

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Posted at Oct 27 2017 10:02 AM | Updated as of Oct 27 2017 09:37 PM

Mayor Jed Mabilog. Photo from Mabilog's Facebook page

MANILA - The Ombudsman confirmed Friday the dismissal of Iloilo City Mayor Jed Mabilog after he was found guilty of serious dishonesty.

In its official Twitter account, the Ombudsman said the decision was approved by Overall Deputy Ombudsman M. Carandang on 06 October 2017. It directed the Department of the Interior and Local Government to immediately implement the dismissal order.

The Ombudsman has yet to release a copy of the dismissal order.

The guilty verdict was handed down by the Ombudsman after Mabilog was accused of failing to properly account his sources of wealth as seen in his Statement of Assets Liabilities and Net worth (SALN).

Based on his SALN, Mabilog's wealth increased by almost P9 million to P68,341,622.40 in 2013 from P59,358,539.89 in 2012 "due to his new real property and investments."

Mabilog, who has been tagged by President Rodrigo Duterte as a narco-politician, has left the country amid fears he might be the next drug-linked politician to die under the Duterte administration.

The mayor has denied the President's allegations. His wife and children have also left the country.

Mabilog is also yet to report back to work at the Iloilo City Hall.