Tuloy na kaya? Sandiganbayan sets new date for ex-La Union rep Dumpit’s arraignment


Former La Union Representative Thomas Dumpit Jr. is set to be arraigned over charges filed against him in connection with ghost projects funded by his Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF).

The Sandiganbayan 7th Division set the date after canceling his scheduled arraignment on February due to his pending pleadings before the court.

Dumpit is facing multiple charges in connection with anomalies surrounding the release of his PDAF.

He has been charged with 15 counts of graft, nine counts of malversation through falsification of public documents, and six counts of malversation over irregularities involving the release of P66.5 million of his PDAF from 2007 to 2009.

Dumpit also got indicted with four counts of graft, two counts each of malversation, and two counts of malversation for the release of over P5 million of his PDAF to Kabuhayan at Kalusugang Alay sa Masa Foundation (KKAMFI) and Aaron Foundation Philippines Inc. (AFPI) as non-government organization (NGO) partners for projects in 2008.

Apart from these, he faces two counts of graft, one count each of malversation and malversation through falsification for the release of over P14.5 million in 2008 to

Kasangga sa Magandang Bukas Foundation Inc. (KMBFI) also as NGO partner.

However, all projects have been verified by the Office of the Ombudsman and Commission on Audit as non-existent.

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