Former DepEd Officials Face Graft, Malversation Charges Over P6-M Public Funds Mess

Former officials of the Department of Education (DepEd) faces graft and malversation charges before the Sandiganbayan after the Office of the Ombudsman found probable cause to indict them over the P6-million public fund mess that happened in 2007. Jesus Nieves and Marilou Tolosa, former officials of the DepEd Regional Office IX in Pagadian City, will be facing violations of Section 3(e) of R.A. 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and Article 217 of the Revised Penal Code. The Ombudsman-Mindanao’s Field Investigation Unit revealed that in August 2007, Tolosa requested the Philippine…