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Former Quezon Mayor Sentenced To 10 Years For Graft

QUEZON MAYOR – Former Quezon mayor Isarme Bosue was recently sentenced to imprisonment for up to ten years because of graft.

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According to PhilStar, the Sandiganbayan’s Second Division, in a 24-page decision that was publicized on July 12 and released yesterday, stated that the ex-mayor was deemed guilty for violating section 3 of R.A No. 3019 or also known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act

Bosque was also perpetually disqualified from holding any public office and will receive a fine of ₱411,000, which is the same amount of public funds spent for the purchase of a parcel of land in 2005.

The co-accused people of Bosque, specifically municipal treasurer Carmelita Marasigan and former municipal assessor Samson Ayapana, are already cleared of the charges since their participation were signatories in the deed of the sale as witnesses.

Bosque’s case was filed by the Ombudsman in September 2014 and it stemmed from the government’s investment of a land, which is 3.36 hectares wide and belong to Jessie and Valeriana Tiu in Brgy. Libjo without consent from the Sanggunian Bayan.

The land was reported to be used for a housing project, a cemetery and a dump.

As per the report, the court gave weight to a legislative council resolution in April 2006, urging Bosque not to proceed with the buying of the said land.

The testimony of Amebal Azagra, former municipal planning and development coordinator and zoning administrator, was also noted by the court that says her office was unaware of the said purchase and have earned the information from the Tiu family.

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