Ex-Palawan Rep. Mitra indicted over fertilizer scam

Carolyn Bonquin, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Sep 27 2016 08:42 PM

MANILA – The Office of the Ombudsman has filed a graft charge against former Palawan Rep. Abraham Mitra and 11 others in connection with the fertilizer fund scam.

The Ombudsman said Mitra conspired with Palawan regional officers and non-governmental organization Gabay Masa Dev't Foundation Inc. in the anomalous release of funds.

Mitra allegedly selected Gabay Masa to implement a P3 million fertilizer fund project despite lack of qualification.

Mitra is now chairman of the Games and Amusements Board (GAB), an office under the Office of the President.