PACC commissioner accused of graft over Duty Free probe

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A group of Duty Free Philippines Corp. (DFPC) employees filed a graft complaint against Presidential Anti-Corruption Commission (PACC) commissioner Greco Belgica in the Office of the Ombudsman.

In an affidavit filed on Thursday, nine DFPC employees filed charges of grave misconduct, conduct prejudicial to service, gross inexcusable negligence and violations of Republic Act No. 3019, or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, against the commissioner.

“Ginamit niya ang aming kaso para magkaroon ng koneksyon sa mga malalaking negosyante sa Duty Free upang gamitin niya sa kaniyang pansariling interes at ang katunayan nito ay ang mga Puregold groceries na kaniyang pinamigay sa mga tao,” the complainants said.

[He is using our case to gain connection to big businessmen in Duty Free to use for his personal interest. Proof of this are the Puregold groceries that he distributed to the public.]

The complainants said they first sought Belgica’s assistance in 2017.

Belgica however, claimed that the allegations were fabricated, an attempt to undermine anti-corruption efforts of the administration through his office.

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