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Sandigan convicts ex-Isabela guv on ‘malversation, graft’

first_img“Isangtaon na minarkahan ang mga ebidensiya, mga kontrata at resibo ng mga farmers, na sa kanilatalaga napunta ang pera. Hindi ako pumasok ng MOA ng walang authority ngSangguniang Panlalawigan. Binigyan nilaako ng authority na pumasok ngMOA, at notarized ito,” she added, saying she was hopingfor a reversal of the conviction and is prepared for a long legal battle ahead. The Sandiganbayan has set Padaca’sbail to P140,000 – double the amount of the P70,000 bail she earlier posted for her temporary liberty. Padaca said she was stunned with theSandiganbayan’s verdict as she maintained that she did not steal fromgovernment coffers. In a verdict on Friday, the anti-graftcourt found Padaca guilty of malversation of public funds and graft. She wassentenced to 12 to 14 years of jail time for her malversation conviction, ontop of six to 10 years prison time for graft. “Lahatng iyon (P25 million), napunta sa farmers. Alamnatin kung gaano sila naghihirap, umuutang sila sa mga traders atfinanciers. Hindi iyon napunta sa akin,” Padacasaid. Manila – The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Isabela Gov. GracePadaca for allegedly granting P25 million to a private entity for theprovince’s rice program. Former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca was found guilty of malversation of public funds and graft by the Sandiganbayan on Friday. She was sentenced to 12 to 14 years of jail time for malversation, on top of six to 10 years prison time for graft. ABS-CBN NEWS The anti-graft court also ordered herto pay the Isabela government P18 million in fine for granting the P25-millioncontract to Economic Development for Western Isabela and Northern LuzonFoundation, Inc. (EDWINLFI) for the implementation of Isabela’s rice program,even if the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) between the two parties was notapproved by the Provincial Board. Padaca, who also served as Commissionon Elections commissioner before, was a recipient of the 2008 Ramon MagsaysayAward for Good Governance and is one of the founders of Kaya Natin, a movementfor good governance./PNlast_img read more

Syracuse women’s basketball falls one spot to No. 21 in AP Top 25 poll

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 13, 2017 at 2:26 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21 Syracuse fell to No. 21, down one spot from No. 20, in the Week 15 Associated Press Top 25 poll released Monday afternoon.Last week, SU (18-8, 9-4 Atlantic Coast) lost at then-No. 14 Duke by 17 points, then blew out North Carolina, 95-64, on Sunday afternoon. Redshirt senior guard Brittney Sykes continued her strong season against UNC, scoring a career-high 34 points. She also handed out three assists, grabbed six rebounds and blocked two shots for an SU team that has won five of its last six. Alexis Peterson, the ACC’s leading scorer, added 27 points, eight rebounds and seven assists.Seven ACC teams ranked inside the Top 25: No. 4 Florida State, No. 7 Notre Dame, No. 13 Duke, No. 14 Louisville, No. 15 North Carolina State, No. 16 Miami and No. 21 Syracuse. Connecticut, amid a 99-game win streak, remains tops in the nation.Syracuse, which has three regular-season games left and places sixth in the ACC standings, plays next on Sunday against the No. 7 Fighting Irish in the Carrier Dome. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more