Occidental Mindoro gov under hold departure order

Posted at 02/01/2013 5:05 PM

MANILA, Philippines – The Sandiganbayan 4th Division has issued a hold departure order against Occidental Mindoro Governor Josephine Ramirez Sato.

The hold departure order was signed by Justices Gregory Ong, Jose Hernandez and Maria Cristina Cornejo in relation to an allegation of failure to make delivery of public property.

The governor is accused of failing to turn over to the provincial government a mobile clinic and medical equipment donated by the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) and another foundation worth P3.4 million.

The Ombudsman said this is a clear violation of paragraph 2, Article 221 of the Revised Penal Code. -- Report from Robert Mano, dzMM