Ombudsman suspends 44 BI execs over ‘Pastillas scheme’

MANILA, Philippines --- The Office of the Ombudsman has placed 45 Bureau of Immigration (BI) officials on preventive suspension in connection with the so-called "Pastillas scheme," which has rocked the agency. According to an order signed by Ombudsman Samuel Martires dated Monday but was released on Tuesday, the suspension would last for six months and would be without pay. "Whereas, in consonance with Section 9 of the Administrative Order No. 17 amending Rule III of Administrative Order No. 07, respondents [...] are hereby placed under preventive suspension for a period of six months without pay," Martires said in the order. The following BI officials are included in the Ombuds...Keep on reading: Ombudsman suspends 44 BI execs over ‘Pastillas scheme’

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