Doble kara! Ex-mayor Hemedes charged for working at a bank
By: James Hernandez
Former Cabuyao City, Laguna mayor Isidro Hemedes Jr. has been charged with graft for allegedly holding a position at a local bank while still a government official.
The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case after finding probable cause to indict him.
The Ombudsman filed the case after learning that Hemedes served as one of the board of directors of the Luzon Development Bank from June 30, 2007 up to February 5, 2014.
However, during this period, the Ombudsman said Hemedes still served as mayor until 2016 in violation of Section 1 of Presidential Decree No. 119.
Under the anti-graft law, public officials are prohibited from “having financing or pecuniary interest in any business, contract or transaction in connection with which he intervenes or takes part in his official capacity.”
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