A group of residents in Pangasinan has asked the help of the Presidential Anti-Graft Commission and Anti-Money Laundering Council to investigate the alleged hidden wealth of a family of politicians in the province.
In a complaint filed on March 15, 2019, the Concerned Residents of Western Pangasinan urged the PAGC and AMLC to look into the alleged ill-gotten wealth of three public officials who are operating questionable businesses and properties, which include a luxury resort and hotel built in an illegally reclaimed coastal area in Bolinao, and another which currently undergoing construction in a 10-hectare beach envisioned to be a hotel, entertainment, and gaming complex; more than 10 estate mansions in Bolinao, Alaminos City, Filinvest in Quezon City, and other places; hectares of beaches in Sitio Tomoc, Barangay Magsaysay, Agno, Pangasinan; more than 20 luxury vehicles including Porsche, Mercedez Benz, Audi, AMG Hummer, BMW, Maserati, Range Rover and other luxury car brands; a gasoline station; a hotel and restaurant; 7-11 franchises; mansions in Barangays Luciente 1 and 2 in Bolinao; a construction firm; a coffee shop; an island subdivision full of residential buildings; a testing center; numerous residential and commercial lots around western Pangasinan; and a deep sea fishing boats and landing barge.
The CRWP said that these properties are just the tip of the iceberg and more are hidden under dummy ownership and fake accounts.
Last month, another group sought the help of the Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate the construction of waiting sheds situated along Sadsaran Street in Barangay Poblacion in Alaminos which they claimed was overpriced.
The waiting sheds, made of concrete and were installed in various places in Alaminos, cost P543,489.49 each.