Ex-Southern Leyte gov faces graft charges

The Office of the Ombudsman has found sufficient basis to file graft charges against former Southern Leyte Gov. Rosette Lerias and five provincial procurement officials over the anomalous issuance of a check for P2.31 million to buy fertilizer.   The procurement was not covered by an existing contract.   The Ombudsman also ordered the filing of falsification charges against provincial government bids and awards committee members Virginia Cruz, Catalino Olayvar, Teopisto Rojas Jr., Fernando Moralde and Joseph Duarte.   Direct contract   According to the Ombudsman, the bid and awards committee resolved in August 2006 to engage the Philippine Phos...Keep on reading: Ex-Southern Leyte gov faces graft charges

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