Admin rap vs village chief referred to SP-A A +A
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
THE Ombudsman Visayas has forwarded the administrative complaint filed against a barangay captain in Jaro district to the Iloilo City Council for appropriate action.
The Ombudsman letter of Deputy Ombudsman for the Visayas Pelagio S. Apostol dated September 18, 2013 will have to be tabled and kept until the election period by November 12, 2013 before the City Council can act on it.
Ombudsman Admin Case 08-086 was filed by Hayde Huelar, incumbent barangay kagawad and former barangay captain of Tabuc Suba, Jaro district against incumbent barangay captain Victorio Rejaba Sr. for “conduct unbecoming of a public official and accumulation of unexplained wealth” in violation of Republic Acts 6713, 3019, and 1379.
The administrative case is on top of criminal charges on illegal gambling operations which the city police office filed against Rejaba in the proper court.
Rejaba was accused of being the maintainer and operator of an illegal gambling operation on first two balls and daily double.
Four months ago, the police raided his house at nearby Barangay Cubay, Jaro and confiscated more than half a million peso in coins believed to be bet money and several gambling paraphernalia.