Rep. Martinez faces charges over funds release

Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez, one of the proponents of the plan to split Cebu into smaller provinces, is facing charges over disbursements in development assistance funds.

Hereís part of Sun.Star Cebuís story on the issue:

Where is the P26.5-million in development assistance funds that Rep. Clavel Asas-Martinez allegedly diverted to a personal bank account by using as conduit the Girl Scouts of the Philippines (GSP) Cebu Council?

The anti-graft office wants to find out because, as far as their investigation is concerned, Martinez still has the money, released in three separate dates, after depositing it into her bank account on June 14, 2002, Sept. 19, 2002 and Sept. 23, 2003.

Read the rest of the story in Sun.Star Cebu.

By Max Limpag

Max is a journalist and blogger based in Cebu City, Philippines. He is co-founder of the journalism start-up InnoPub Media.