Raps readied vs Honasan

THE Ombudsman has indicted Senator Gregorio Honasan for graft charges for alleged misuse of his Priority Development Assistance Fund.

The raps stemmed from Honasan endorsement of a non-government organization to benefit from his P29.1-million pork barrel fund without undergoing the required procurement process in 2012.

He supposedly endorsed the Focus Development Goals Foundation Inc. for small and medium enterprises and livelihood projects of Muslim Filipinos in Metro Manila and Zambales but the Ombudsman said the May 30, 2012 check and disbursement vouchers were prepared even before the foundation was qualified to undertake the project on June 4, 2012.

Included in the charge sheet were political affairs and project coordinator chief Michael Benjamin, and National Commission on Muslims Filipinos executives Mehol Sadain, secretary; Fedelina Aldanese, chief accountant; Galay Makalinggan, director III; Sania Busran, chief; Aurora Aragon-Mabang, acting chief; Olga Galido, cashier; Focus officers Giovanni Manuel Gaerlan and Salvador Gaerlan. 

Topics: Ombudsman , Senator Gregorio Honasan , graft charges , Priority Development Assistance Fund
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