Pamaskong hiling: Ex-Masbate gov Lanete seeks Sandiganbayan’s nod for Christmas HK trip

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By James Hernandez

Former Masbate Governor Rizalina Seachon Lanete wants to spend Christmas in Hong Kong this December with her family.

Because of this, Lanete filed a motion to travel before the Sandiganbayan 4th Division asking be she allowed to travel to Hong Kong from Dec. 22 to 27.

Lanete also told the anti-graft court she is also turning 67 this Dec. 30 and that her Hong Kong stay would be timely.

She assured the court she is not a flight risk considering “her official and social standing and her other personal circumstances.”

Lanete has been charged with plunder and 11 counts of graft over her alleged involvement in the Priority Development Assistance Fund (PDAF) scam.

Under the charges, she is accused of having misused P108.405 million worth of her pork barrel when she was still Masbate representative by funding the bogus non-government organization (NGO) of her co-accused, alleged pork barrel brains Janet Lim Napoles.