Court orders trial of Padaca for P25M agri fund corruption

The Supreme Court has denied former Isabela Gov. Grace Padaca’s bid to question the Ombudsman’s 2011 decision to charge her with graft and malversation of public funds over the use of P25 million in agricultural funds.

In the same decision, it ordered the Sandiganbayan to proceed with the trial.

Padaca is accused of releasing P25 million in agricultural funds to private foundation Economic Development for Western Isabela and Northern Luzon Foundation (EDWINLF) without the benefit of public bidding, in violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

SOURCE: Mike Navallo (2018). SC denies Grace Padaca petition, orders Sandigan to proceed with corruption trial. ABS-CBN News. Posted at Oct 31 2018 04:34 PM.
Gracia Cielo "Grace" Magno Padaca is a Filipino politician and former broadcaster who has been the governor of the northern Luzon province of Isabela, Philippines since 2004. She is also the recipient of the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 2008.


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