Palace won't probe Sandra Cam, leaves graft case up to Ombudsman

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Posted at Mar 25 2019 02:19 PM

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Malacañang on Monday said it will not investigate Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office board member Sandra Cam, who was accused of graft before the Office of the Ombudsman. 

A private citizen, Lino Espinosa Lim Jr. of Masbate, earlier requested the Office of the Ombudsman to investigate Cam's properties supposedly worth a total of P500 million.

"Since it's already with the Ombudsman and the Ombudsman has the power to suspend, I think we'll let it do the process," Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo told reporters.

"We will not be duplicating any investigation considering the fact that there is now a pending case with the Ombudsman," he added. 

Cam confirmed Monday that she owns several properties in her home province of Masbate, including a resort for manta ray diving, but denied that her assets are worth half a billion pesos.