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Sanay na sa arrest warrant: Gringo posts P30K bail in Binan court

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Senator Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan on Friday posted a P60,000 bail for two counts of graft filed against him before the Sandiganbayan on the alleged misuse of his P30-million priority development assistance fund (PDA) in 2012.

Accompanied by his lawyer Dennis Manalo, Honasan posted bail at the Binan City, Laguna Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 25.

The booking procedures were earlier conducted at the Binan City police station before proceeding to the RTC.

The court sheriff will deliver to the Sandiganbayan the posted bail within the day for the information and appropriate action of the anti-graft court.

The anti-graft court issued the warrant of arrest against Honasan for violation of Republic Act No. 3019, or the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act”, which was filed by the Office of the Ombudsman’s (Ombudsman) Office of the Special Prosecutor (OSP) against Honasan.

“The Court finds that there is sufficient probable cause to hold the accused in this case for trial and issue a warrant of arrest for them,” the Sandiganbayan Second Division resolution said.

Likewise ordered arrested were Honasan’s coordinator Michael Benjamin and former officials of the National Council for Muslim Filipino (NCMF), namely: Mehol Sadain, Fedelina Aldanese, Galay Makalinggan, Aurora Aragon-Mabang and Olga Galido.

Also included in the case are the officials of the Focus Development Goals Foundation, Inc., namely: Giovanni Manuel Gaerlan and Salvador Gaerlan. (PNA)