5 QC barangay officials charged over SAP ‘share to 4’ scheme

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The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group sued five barangay officials involved in dividing the social amelioration subsidy of their residents in Quezon City.

According to Col. Robert Domingo, field officer of CIDG QC, Barangay Mariblo chairwoman Nenita Valdez and members Enrique Goco and Jerome Taeza, a Jacklyn Bautista and another individual will face charges for violating Bayanihan to Heal As One Act, Anti Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, Grave Coercion, and Bribery. 

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According to the investigation, some residents complained that the suspects had split their financial aid from SAP using a scheme called “share to 4.”

The residents reported to the police that instead of P8,000 per resident, they divided it into P2,000 for four residents.

The complainants also said the barangay officials threatened not to give them form if they refuse to the suspects’ order. 

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The social amelioration fund is being provided to lockdown-affected residents. Quezon City is also included in the second tranche of SAP, as it was still under modified ECQ.

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15 Quarantine violators arrested in Dumaguete City

Dumaguete City police arrested up to 15 individuals for violating quarantine protocols on Wednesday night.

As police raided the city from 9 pm to 11 pm, they arrested those on the road and did not face masks.

The police issued a citation ticket to each quarantine violator.

Dumaguete City has an executive order implementing a mandatory wearing of face mask in public and curfews beginning from 9 pm to 4 pm.

The city is currently under the general quarantine community.

Those who violated the COVID-19 prevention policy will pay their penalties in the city treasurer’s office.


CENRO personnel in Las Piñas underwent COVID test

The staff of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office in Las Piñas City underwent the COVID test, authorities said Thursday. 

City employees are leading the cleanup and disinfecting of roads. They are also responsible for providing relief goods to city residents.

According to Police Maj. Gilbert Valera of the Las Piñas Police chief operation, 1,607, underwent a swab test, including health workers and frontliners.

In the latest city records, there are 212 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the area. There are 59 suspected cases, while three are probable cases.

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