Court issues arrest warrants on nine DepEd-9 employees PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 06 August 2012 14:32

The Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 14  under Presiding Judge Reynerio G. Estacio has ordered the police to serve warrants of arrest to nine employees of the Department of Education Regional Office-9 based in Zamboanga City.

Penned on July 27, 2012, those who were served warrants of arrest for the case of Libel, docketed under Criminal Case No. 26884 and 26885 are Susan Callao, Clarissa Agravante, Lucshil Pioquinto, Gerson Serafin, Ma. Rosa Fermia, Jocelyn La Plana  amd Annie Lee Abad, all employees of DepEd 9 based in this city. Also served warrants were Concepcion L Pineda and Romeo M. Vicente who are both assigned at the DepEd office in Pagadian City.

The above-named accused employees however, were able to post bail in the amount of P10,000 each for their temporary liberty.

Reliable sources from DepEd regional office said the libel case stemmed from a graft case now pending at the Office of the Ombudsman in Davao City pertaining to the alleged  purchase of computers on December 2010 worth P3-million which the Commission on Audit discovered to be anomalous and ordered the suspension and disallowance of the said transactions.