The Sandiganbayan orders the arrest of Sen. Gringo Honasan for Anti-Graft Corruption case.
The anti graft court second division issued the arrest warrant for TWO COUNTS of GRAFT. This is in connection with Honasan’s alleged involvement in the misuse of priority development assistance fund of PORK BARREL.
The Ombudsman found out that the Budget Department released 30 million pesos as part of Honasan’s PDAF with the National Council of Muslim Filipino as implementing agency.
The fund was intended to finance small and medium enterprises and livelihood projects for the benefit of Muslim-Filipinos in communities in Metro Manila and Zambales. Honasan endorsed the fund to a Non-Government Organization focused development foundation without following procurement rules.
Sen. Honasan is the fourth senator facing graft charges over the Pork Barrel Scam. The others are former Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, Sen. Ramon “Bong” Revilla, and Sen. Juan Ponce Enrile.