A FORMER director of the National Commission on Muslim Filipinos (NCMF) in Davao Region is facing charges before the Office of the Ombudsman over alleged misrepresentations in his Statement of Assets, Liabilities and Net Worth (SALN).
Facing charges for violation of the Republic Act (RA) 3019 or The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, RA 6713 or The Code of Ethics and Ethical Standards, and Perjury is Cabinbanan Mamukid, a resident of Davao City.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio-Morales, in a statement from their official website, has ordered to charge the accused based on the evidence obtained by the Ombudsman from their investigation.
The Ombudsman found that Mamukid committed several misrepresentations in his SALN for the year 2010.
Investigation revealed that Mamukid failed to declare a 2008 Honda Civic car, two residential lots at the Central Park Subdivision in Bangkal, Davao City, and agricultural lands in Banaybanay town in Davao Oriental.
But Mamukid claimed that he have faithfully complied with the requirements of the law. He also said that the car and the residential lots are solely owned by his wife.
However, according to the Ombudsman, the accused is liable for failing to declare in his SALN the two residential lots in Central Park Subdivision and the Honda Civic that were exclusively owned by his wife because the law also requires him to disclose such property.
Based on the resolution, it was stated that Mamukid should have also declared the agricultural land in Banaybanay as his property in his SALN because it appears that he is a co-owner since he paid a part of its purchase price.
Section 7 of RA 3019 states that every public officer shall prepare and file a true, detailed SALN while Section 8 of RA 6713 states that every public officer is required to declare the assets, liabilities, net worth and financial and business interest including that of their spouses.
Published in the SunStar Davao newspaper on May 29, 2017.
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