Ombudsman starts probe vs Capiz guv


The Office of the Ombudsman is investigating the graft charges filed against Capiz Governor Antonio del Rosario.

Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Paul Elmer Clemente, through Sarah Jo Vergara, acting director of Case Records Evaluation Monitoring and Enforcement Bureau, said the complaints filed by Essex Quintia in December last year were already assigned to an investigation officer.

For his part, Quintia shared that he has received official communications from the Ombudsman informing him that the agency is now investigating the cases against del Rosario for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act in relation to the Government Procurement Reform Act.

Clemente also confirmed that the two cases, criminal and administrative, are the subject of ongoing preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication.

The governor is facing graft and corruption cases after the provincial government hired a private security firm owned by his sister.