Sandigan ‘checkmates’ Pichay over questionable LWUA chess tourney

MANILA, Philippines — Surigao 1st District Rep. Prospero Pichay has been found guilty of graft after he approved a P1.5 million budget for a chess competition during his stint at the Local

10/23/2020 2:33:00 PM

Surigao 1st District Rep. Prospero Pichay was sentenced to jail time of six years and one day up to a maximum of eight years, while they are also perpetually disqualified from holding public office. | GabrielLaluINQ

MANILA, Philippines — Surigao 1st District Rep. Prospero Pichay has been found guilty of graft after he approved a P1.5 million budget for a chess competition during his stint at the Local

Sandiganbayan said that Pichay tried to argue that he had no power to push for funding for such events as acting chair, but the anti-graft court did not buy his assertions — as it was proven that he was the proponent of the chess program.“The records show that accused Pichay was the proponent in the LWUA of the sponsorship of chess tournaments. Impliedly, he admitted that he was aware of the budget line item for sports at the time when the LWUA-BOT deliberated on the 2011 Operating Budget, yet he did not object thereto,” the Fifth Division said.

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“Accused Pichay downplayed the powers of his position by claiming his role was limited to formulation of policy directions which could be exercised only though the LWUA-BOT, as a collegial body. He further averred that he was not in the position to tell the Administrator what to do. His assertions, however, are belied by the Minutes of the meeting,” it added.

The Court further explained that Pichay also claimed that he would only vote in case of a tie between the Board, but Sandiganbayan noted that no such rule exists, and that the minutes of the meeting also showed that it was unanimously approved.As early as 2018, the Court has insisted that Pichay, currently Surigao’s representative, had the burden to prove his innocence at it was satisfied over the prosecution’s evidence, and that it was

sufficient to convict the lawmaker.With the decision, Pichay is sentenced to jail time of six years and one day up to a maximum of eight years, while they are also perpetually disqualified from holding public office.He is also ordered to pay a fine of P5,000 for being guilty for R.A. 6713, and to jointly reimburse the LWUA of its P1.5 million budget, plus an interest of six percent per year.

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GabrielLaluINQ 🥬 ITANIM SA __________. Charot. 🤣🤣🤣 GabrielLaluINQ Pinaka corrupt sa Surigao del Sur! GabrielLaluINQ Sana lang matuloy ang jail time! 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻 GabrielLaluINQ RANaway__ GabrielLaluINQ sana nga meron masampolan! pero pichay yan eh! kayang kayang kumuha ng “magaling” na abogago as usual, then magtatagal na ulit ang kaso sa CA, pero laya pa din siguro sya by that time. ✌🏼

GabrielLaluINQ Prospero Pichay: Itanim sa kulungan. GabrielLaluINQ and now GMA who was your master could not save you now... GabrielLaluINQ Yey!!! GabrielLaluINQ GabrielLaluINQ Hindi makukulong yan. Dami pera sa mining. Bail pa yan para sa MR, tapos magbayad para matulog muna ang kaso ng mga 10 years sa appeal. Bail ulit pag akyat sa court of appeals....matutulog na kaso doon...

GabrielLaluINQ Yeeeeessssssss.. !!!!! Finaleeeeeeeee, victory against arroyo's evil minion. GabrielLaluINQ Wasn't Gwen Garcia also disqualified pero d lang na execute yung ombudsman order?

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