Ombudsman indicts Ex-LWUA chief

The Ombudsman has indicted the former head of the Local Water Utilities Administration (LWUA) for unliquidated travel expenses five years ago.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales directed the filing of charges against Former Administrator Daniel Landingin for violation of Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code over his alleged failure to account for cash advances worth P 57,698.

The funds covered the incidental expenses of his official travel to Singapore in March 2011.

            The Ombudsman said, Landingin was only able to fully account for the pre-travel expense of P1,500.

             But the amount of P 57,698.94 remained unliquidated 60 days after his return to the Philippines. 

             Landingin was also notified as a final demand pursuant to COA Circular 2012-004 to liquidate the funds by

             January 31, 2013.

             Despite the demand, he failed to account for the funds.


Topics: Ombudsman , LWUA , Daniel Landingin
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