Friday, March 22, 2019

Doble kara! Ex-mayor Hemedes charged for working at a bank

Mar 15, 2018 @ 23:52

By: James Hernandez

Former Cabuyao City, Laguna mayor Isidro Hemedes Jr. has been charged with graft for allegedly holding a position at a local bank while still a government official.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case after finding probable cause to indict him.

The Ombudsman filed the case after learning that Hemedes served as one of the board of directors of the Luzon Development Bank from June 30, 2007 up to February 5, 2014.

However, during this period, the Ombudsman said Hemedes still served as mayor until 2016 in violation of Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 119.

Under the anti-graft law, public officials are prohibited from “having financing or pecuniary interest in any business, contract or transaction in connection with which he intervenes or takes part in his official capacity.”

Politiko would love to hear your views on this...
Recommended Articles
The comments posted on this site do not necessarily represent or reflect the views of management and owner of We reserve the right to exclude comments that we deem to be inconsistent with our editorial standards.

Trending News

Want Politiko alerts on your inbox? Subscribe here.