Former Presidential Commission on Good Government chairman Camilo Sabio is facing three counts of malversation of public funds and one count of failure to render accounts before the Fifth Division in connection with his alleged failure to liquidate litigation-related cash advances in 2008 and 2009 amounting P632,428.
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Ex-PCGG chairman Camilo Sabio arrested
Emmanuel Tupas (The Philippine Star) - June 27, 2019 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — Former Presidential Commission on Good Government (PCGG) chairman Camilo Sabio was apprehended by police in Quezon City on Tuesday in connection with his pending case before the Sandiganbayan over alleged anomalous cash advances.

The 83-year-old Sabio was arrested at his house in Barangay Sta. Mesa Heights at around 3:45 p.m., according to Brig. Gen. Joselito Esquivel Jr., director of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD).

Eight police officers from the warrant and subpoena section of the QCPD Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit served a warrant of arrest on Sabio.

The anti-graft court’s Second Division has issued a warrant for Sabio’s arrest for violating Article 218 of the Revised Penal Code.

The court set a bail of P6,000 for his temporary liberty.

The case stemmed from the complaint filed against Sabio by the Office of the Ombudsman after he allegedly received P350,000 in cash advances for his supposed field and activity operating expenses  in December 2008.

The ombudsman said Sabio failed to liquidate the cash advances as provided under the law.

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