NEG OR Dismissed Gov. Roel Degamo is expected to return to the helm of Negros Oriental soon*

CA halts Degamo dismissal

MANILA - The Court of Appeals blocked the implementation of the dismissal order issued by the Office of the Ombudsman against Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo in connection with the alleged anomalous use of the local government's P10-million intelligence fund in 2013.

The CA Visayas Station in Cebu City released a resolution yesterday that imposes a 60-day temporary restraining order, granting the urgent relief sought in the petition filed by Degamo, who was found guilty of grave misconduct by the anti-graft office and charged for violation of Section 3 (e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act before the Sandiganbayan. .moremoremore

He's bent on retaking Capitol

Suspended Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo said he is definitely bent on retaking the provincial Capitol starting tomorrow, after the expiration of his 90-day preventive suspension by the Sandiganbayan, and the issuance of a Temporary Restraining Order from the Court of Appeals in Cebu against the dismissal order of the Office of the Ombudsman.

Degamo called on agencies concerned to take note that the TRO was issued effective immediately and valid for 60 days, and enjoining the Office of the Ombudsman Visayas, the Department of Interior and Local Government, and their representatives from implementing, carrying out, or enforcing the 2017 dismissal decision of the Ombudsman. .moremoremore


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Grab PHL seeks endorsement
of city officials on new routes

Grab Philippines is seeking the endorsement of the Bacolod City Government for the creation of new routes in the city, Leo Emmanuel Gonzales, Grab public affairs head, said yesterday.

Gonzales said their company is very serious in supporting the government's Public Utility Vehicle Modernization Program.

He said the Department of Transportation, led by Transportation Secretary Arthur Tugade, and the Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board, chaired by Martin Delgra Ill, came up with the Omnibus Franchise Guidelines so all PUVs will eventually be modernized starting with the jeepneys, he said..