The Sandiganbayan will hold a trial against 14 defendants implicated in the anomalous implementation of infrastructure projects funded by the Palawan government’s share of royalties from the Malampaya gas field.
In five separate resolutions, the court’s Second Division denied the motions seeking the dismissal of their graft and falsification cases on jurisdictional grounds.
Three of the defendants who moved for the quashal of their cases were midlevel government employees: senior technical audit specialist Ronelo del Socorro and provincial resident engineers Romeo Llacuna and Bernard Zambales.
They claimed the Sandiganbayan lost jurisdiction over their cases after provincial eng…Keep on reading: Sandigan sets trial for 14 in Malampaya scam
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