photo by Cugman Barangay Council

Cugman Barangay Chair Ricardo Pacheco is now in hot water after the Office of the Ombudsman-Mindanao filed corruption charges against the local official together with several other personalities in connection with alleged ghost projects in his barangay, which is located in the eastern section of Cagayan de Oro City.

In a report from Bombo Radyo, former Cugman Barangay Kagawad Elmer Cotiamco disclosed that Pacheco allegedly also had ghost employees which was the basis for the filing of the cases for violation of Republic Act 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act).

It was Cotiamco who filed malversation through falsification or grave misconduct and serious dishonesty against Pacheco together with the barangay secretary and treasurer with the Ombudsman.

Pacheco on his part said the filing of the case was politically motivated. He also said he will file a motion for reconsideration with the Ombudsman regarding the case.

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