OMBUDSMAN Conchita Carpio-Morales on Thursday indicted Quezon City’s District 1 Rep. Vincent “Bingbong” Crisologo for supposed involvement in an P8-million Priority Development Assistance Fund scam.
Crisologo is set to be tried for two counts of violation of Section 3(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Republic Act No. 3019), two counts of malversation and two counts of malversation through falsification of public documents.
Also included in the filing of charges were former Department of Social Welfare and Development secretary Esperanza Cabral, former undersecretary Mateo Montaño, Lualhati Pablo, Leonila Hayahay, Vilma Cabrera, Pacita Sarino, and Cenon Mayor, Kaloocan Assistance Council Inc. president.
In 2009, Crisologo requested the Department of Budget and Management for the release of P8 million for the implementation of his PDAF-funded Comprehensive Integrated Delivery of Social Services (CIDSS) program to be coursed through the DSWD.