Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority (MCIAA) General Manager and Chief Executive Officer Steve Dicdican faces criminal complaints before the Office of the Ombudsman (OMB) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) for awarding concession deal of the airport to the GMR Megawide Cebu Airport Corp (GMCAC), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) Director Eric Distor said on Friday (Dec. 4).
Distor said in a statement Dicdican is facing before the OMB a complaint for violating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act and the Code of Conduct and also for violating the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials.
Aside from this, Dicdican is also facing a complaint before the DOJ for violating the Anti-Dummy Law.
The NBI’s Anti-Fraud Division (NBI-AFD) filed the complaint before the OMB last Nov. 27, while, the complaint before the DOJ was filed on Nov. 26.
Distor said the complaints concerns the 2013 P14.4 billion contract awarded to the GMCAC, consortium between Megawide Construction Corp. and GMR Group, “for the expansion and operation of MCIA which consists of the construction of a new passenger terminal with all associated infrastructure facilities; rehabilitation and expansion of the existing terminal along with all associated infrastructure and facilities; installation of the required information technology and other equipment commensurate with the operations; and operation and maintenance of both passenger terminals during the concession period.”
He said the NBI investigated the deal after a complainant informed the bureau that “the MCIA is operated, administered, and managed by non-Filipinos more particularly by an Irish, a Ghanaian and several Indians who have profound control, enjoyment, and control over a Philippine public utility, with the knowledge and approval of the Filipino officers of MCIAA and GMCAC…”
“Evidence submitted by the complainant and gathered by the investigators showed that the foreign nationals were actually performing executive and managerial positions,” said the NBI in a statement.
Aside from Dicdican, the NBI also named 15 executives of of the GMCAC in the complaint filed before the DOJ.