Sandiganbayan orders 90-day suspension of Guagua mayor

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 12 2018 03:53 PM

MANILA - An anti-graft court has ordered the 90-day suspension of Guagua, Pampanga Mayor Dante Torres who is charged for illegal use of public funds.

Such a suspension is mandatory for officials who face charges of misuse of public funds, the Sandiganbayan Second Division said.

Torres is being accused by the Ombudsman of misusing P2.76 million for the rehabilitation of Manuel P. Santiago Park in July 2014.

The amount used for the project was supposedly allocated, through a municipal ordinance, for the rehabilitation of the Aurelio Tolentino frontage, as well as the purchase of a refrigerator van and heavy equipment. -- report from Adrian Ayalin, ABS-CBN News