The Sandiganbayan has sentenced former Isabela Governor Grace Padaca 12-14 years in prison for malversation and 6-10 years for graft.
The anti-graft court’s decision, released last November 15, stemmed from Padaca’s misuse of P25 million in agricultural funds in 2016.
Padaca said she will file for a motion for reconsideration.
She said the Sandiganbayan’s decision was unexpected.
Padaca explained the Provincial Board authorized her to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement for the release of the P25 million to the farmers.
“I don’t even know what to say, yung P25 million na yun ni isang sentimo walang naputna sa akin, lahat napunta sa magsasaka ng Isabela,” she said.