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Floirendo gets 8 years for graft
« on: February 20, 2021, 12:38:12 PM »
Floirendo gets 8 years for graft
Elizabeth Marcelo (The Philippine Star ) - August 27, 2020 - 12:00am

DAVAO DEL NORTE, Philippines — Former Davao del Norte second district representative Antonio Floirendo Jr. has been sentenced to up to eight years in prison for holding unlawful financial interests in a banana plantation doing business with the government.

In a virtual promulgation held yesterday, the Sandiganbayan’s Sixth Division found Floirendo guilty of violating Section 3 (h) of Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.

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The court also ordered Floirendo’s perpetual disqualification from holding public office.

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Filed by the Office of the Ombudsman in February 2018, the case stemmed from Floirendo’s alleged financial interests with Tagum Agricultural Development Co. Inc. (Tadeco), a banana plantation company doing business with the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor).

Davao del Norte first district Rep. Pantaleon Alvarez filed the complaint in 2017, saying Floirendo continues to be a board member of Tadeco despite his election as congressman.

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