Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales approved a fact-finding report recommending the conduct of preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication against former Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Avelino Razon, Jr., other PNP officials and private individuals in connection with the alleged “ghost repairs” of twenty-eight (28) V-150 Light Armored Vehicles in 2007 amounting to more than P400 Million.
Finding enough evidence to file criminal and/or administrative charges, the Fact-Finding Investigation Bureau (FFIB) of the Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Military and Other Law Enforcement Offices (MOLEO) filed today an Affidavit-Complaint for violation of Republic Act (RA) No. 7080 (Plunder law), RA 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act), RA 9184 (Government Procurement Reform Act), Malversation thru Falsification of Public Documents (Revised Penal Code) against Razon, former PDDG Reynaldo Varilla, PD Charlemagne Alejandrino, former PCSupt. Ray Roderos, PCSupt. Mario San Diego, former PCSupt. Teodorico Lapuz, PSSupt. Emmanuel Ojeda, PSSupt. Reuel Leverne Labrado, PCInsp. Analee Forro, PSupt. Edgar Paatan, PSupt. Henry Duque, SPO4 Victor Puddao, PSupt. Josefina Dumanew, PSSupt. Victor Agarcio, PSupt Warlito Tubon, SPO4 Alfredo Laviña, NUP Eulito Fuentes, former PDir. Geary Barias, former PDir. Eliseo Dela Paz, PSSupt. Rainier Espina, NUP Alex Barrameda, NUP Patricia Enaje, NUP Maria Teresa Narcise, NUP Nancy Basallo, PNP Accounting Division Chief Antonio Retrato, PNP Resident COA Supervising Auditor Jaime Serrano, Technical Audit Specialist Amor Quiambao, and 12 private individuals who acted as suppliers/bidders.
In the same Affidavit Complaint, the incumbent public officials and employees were likewise charged with Grave Misconduct and Serious Dishonesty.
The FFIB alleges, among others, that there were (i) “ghost delivery” of engines and transmissions (ii) no records of waste materials to indicate that the engines and parts have been actually replaced, (iii) irregularities in the whole procurement process, such as the lack of bidding documents to possible bidders, lack of pre-procurement conference, lack of pre-bid conference, and lack of post-qualification.
Ombudsman Morales constituted a Special Panel of Investigators, composed of Acting Director Manuel Soriano, Jr., Atty. Julita Calderon, CPA, Atty. Maria Theresa Lee-Rafols, Atty. Emerita Francia, CPA, CFE, and Atty. Myla Teona Teologio, to conduct and complete the preliminary investigation and administrative adjudication within 45 days.