Ex-Sorsogon mayor Robles faces graft charge over non-release of pay


Former Bulan, Sorsogon mayor Marnellie Ballesteros Robles has been charged with graft for allegedly not releasing an employee’s terminal leave pay.

The Office of the Ombudsman filed the case before the Sandiganbayan after finding probable cause to indict her with graft.

The case stemmed from the complaint filed by Bulan municipal employee Helen De Castro.

De Castro alleged that from August 30, 2013 to February 2, 2015 Robles failed to release her terminal leav pay benefits.

The money amounted to P846,043.85 which is comprised of the monetary conversion or value of her accrued leaves.

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