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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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Former La Castellana
mayor posts bail

Former La Castellana Mayor Alberto Nicor posted bail of P90,000, after the issuance of an arrest warrant against him by Sandiganbayan Presiding Justice Amparo Cabotahje-Tang, according to the Police Regional Office 6.

Nicor, who served as mayor of La Castellana for nine years, was charged before the Ombudsman for violation of Section 3(h) of Republic Act 3019, for three alleged graft charges.

Supt. Gilbert Gorero, PRO 6 spokesman, yesterday said in a text message that Nicor showed to policemen, who served yesterday the arrest warrant for him in Brgy. Manghanoy, La Castellana, his release order issued by the Sandiganbayan, issued on Jan. 11 this year.

La Castellana Mayor Rhumyla Nicor-Mangilimutan, who came to the defense of her father, said she believes that the charges against him will be dismissed, as he acted in good faith, and did not steal any government funds.

The Ombudsman alleged that Nicor, while he was mayor of La Castellana, issued a business permit in favor of his wife, to operate a hollow blocks business, granted himself a permit to engage in a trucking business, and issued a mayor's permit in favor of himself and his then business partner to operate a trucking business, on Jan. 24 and 25., 2013,and Feb. 25 of the same year, respectively.* GPB



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