MANILA

Ex-PCGG chair jailed for graft

FORMER chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) lawyer Camilo Sabio was arrested at his residence in Quezon City on Friday, June 5, 2020, over a criminal case he is facing at the Saniganbayan, the National Bureau of Investigation said Sunday.

The NBI Technical Intelligence Division made the arrest based on a bench warrant of arrest issued by the Sandiganbayan Fourth Division.

The arrest is about the execution of a judgment in one of the criminal cases pending before the anti-graft court.

He is facing multiple graft charges pending before the Sandiganbayan for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act allegedly committed during his stint at the PCGG, the NBI said.

Sabio, 83, chaired the PCGG from 2005 to 2010.

He was taken to the NBI head office for booking procedures and was brought to Sandiganbayan Friday.

However, the court was closed due to a sanitation procedure in relation to Covid-19.

Sabio will be brought to the Sandiganbayan again on Monday. He is currently staying at the NBI detention center. (JGS)


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