Bohol mayor Simacio faces raps over shady construction project

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Anda, Bohol Mayor Angelina Simacio has been charged with graft over her alleged involvement in the anomalous construction of multi-purpose building worth P2.4 million.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case after finding probable cause to indict Simacio before the Sandiganbayan.

Records show that in 2013 A.S.O. Construction was awarded the contract to construct the Anda Multi-Purpose Building/Center.

However, the Ombudsman discovered that the cost of the construction was higher by 57.58 percent.

Citing a report from the Commission on Audit (COA), the construction was supposed to cost P1,744,406.14 and was overpriced by P754,517.36.