Sandiganbayan bars Espino from leaving country

March 28, 2016 at 9:30 am Leave a comment

DAGUPAN CITY – The Sandiganbayan sixth division issued a hold departure order against Pangasinan Governor Amado Espino Jr.,  two dismissed provincial officials and officials of two private companies in relation to the illegal black sand mining trade in Lingayen.
The order was signed by Sandiganbayan sixth division chair Rodolfo Fonterrada and associate justice  Oscar Herrera Jr. and Karl Miranda on March 21 after a hearing on the omnibus motion filed by Espino and the other accused.
Espino and the others filed the omnibus motion for the dismissal of the charges for lack of probable cause and for deferment of issuance of warrant of arrests against them.
The order said the accused cannot leave the country without prior approval of the division.
Also barred from leaving the country are former Provincial Administrator Rafael Baraan, former Provincial Housing and Urban Development head Alvin Bigay, and officials of Alexandra Mining and Oil Ventures and Xypher Builders, Inc.
The companies were contracted by the provincial government of Pangasinan to “remove unsuitable materials” from coastal villages of Lingayen, but which residents claimed were mere front for the magnetite black sand mining.
A mountain of black sand and heavy equipment used for mining were left at the site and are awaiting disposal  by the Mines and Geosciences Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources.

Entry filed under: News.

NPC holds grand rally in Lingayen US wants to achieve balance of power in SCS – JDV

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Trackback this post  |  Subscribe to the comments via RSS Feed

Welcome to Northern Watch Online.You are visitor no.

  • 752,233 since Feb. 10, 2009

Events Watch

sugod agri-expo Photobucket

Last Week’s Cartoon


Day Watch

March 2016
« Feb   Apr »
Regional blogs & blog posts
Regional blogs
Media blogs
Opinion blogs
Community blogs

Enter your email address to subscribe to this blog and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Join 1,386 other followers

%d bloggers like this: