Vice Mayor Capus to take over Malinao town hall


Malinao, Albay Vice Mayor Sheryl Capus will be taking over as acting mayor of the town.

This, after Malinao Mayor Avelino Ceriola was slapped a 90-day preventive suspension by the Sixth Division of the Sandiganbayan, a Bicol Standard report said Tuesday (April 18).

The suspension stemmed from the alleged violation of Republic Act (RA) 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act that Ceriola committed with the construction of a cockpit arena in Barangay Balading.

Councilor Irene Fajut filed the case in 2013 during the respondent’s first term as municipal mayor.

Fajut had accused Ceriola of conflict of interest and said that the cockpit’s construction did not have any business permit.

The decision was signed by Sixth Division Chairman, Associate Justice Rodolfo Ponferrada.