May 19, 2024

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Ex-Iloilo City mayor, incumbent councilor charged with graft

By Justine Rich Talusan

FORMER Iloilo City Mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog and an incumbent councilor were charged with graft in connection with a vehicle towing contract signed in 2015.

The case was filed at the Sandiganbayan against Mabilog and incumbent city councilor Plaridel Nava II.

According to an information signed by graft investigation and prosecution officer (GIPO) Cynthia Maturan-Sibi, both Mabilog and Nava were accused of having direct financial and pecuniary interest in 3L Towing Services, which was awarded the city government’s towing and clamping service on January 20, 2015.

Graft investigators said the contract did not undergo the required public bidding.

Ombudsman Samuel Martires approved the indictment on December 21, 2022 but the case was officially filed with the Anti-Graft Court only last month.