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Bacolod City, Philippines Thursday, February 8, 2018
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I was not arrested: Nicor

Former La Castellana Negros Occidental Mayor Alberto Nicor said yesterday he was not arrested but had voluntarily surrendered to the Sandiganbayan and posted bail of P90,000, for three counts of Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, last month.

Nicor said yesterday that he voluntarily surrendered to the Sandiganbayan on Jan. 11, 2018, and no warrant of arrest was served to him recently.

He said the charges are an offshoot of hisgetting permits for his trucks so they can operate legally and give additional income to the town.

The charges were the only case that prospered, out of seven cases filed against Nicor and these did not even involve money, his daughter, Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan, now the La Castellana Mayor, said yesterday.

The 66-year-old former mayor said that the charges against him were “politically-motivated” and harassment on him, especially in his political career, that involved a minor case.

Mangilimutan said they did not neglect the case, and monitored its progress so her father had voluntarily surrendered immediately to the Sandiganbayan.

“It is just so frustrating because the 99 percent legacy my father had left to the city will be tainted bythose minor cases that do not even have money involved,”Mangilimutan added.*SGG



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