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Mayor Fernandez fined P700K for delayed remittance of workers’ GSIS, PAG-IBIG

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San Enrique Mayor Trixie Fernandez has been found guilty by the Sandiganbayan of of 16 counts of violation of the The Government Service Insurance Act of 1997 and 11 counts of violation of The Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009.

The Iloilo politiko is penalized with a fine totalling P700,000 for the delayed remittances of the municipal employees’ GSIS and PAG-IBIG contributions in 2011 and 2012.

Fernandez said she is relieved with the Sandiganbayan’s decision.

“Relieved man ako kag happy nga napromulgate na ini. And I consider the decision good, favorable and just. Kay at least natapos na bala,” she said.

She also said that while she pleaded guilty to the charges, she didn’t commit them with the intent to steal public funds.

“The payment was only delayed. But there was no fraudulent intent or bad faith,” Fernandez said.