Lourdes S. Pe Benito, private complainant, before the National Bureau of Investigation – Anti Organized Crime Division (NBI-AOCD) against respondent Velasco for allegedly demanding from her Five Thousand Pesos (₱5,000) in consideration of the filing of an Information in court for oral defamation against spouses Eduardo and Clarissa Magbitang relative to a criminal complaint pending preliminary investigation before the office of respondent Velasco. Although Theof is a "public officer" within the application of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA 3019), yet his act of receiving such gift does not appear to be included among the punishable acts under Rep. Act 3019 since he is not to intervene in his official capacity in the investigation of the bank which gave the gift. However, respondent explained that the ₱5,000.00 is the amount that she was supposed to give him in consideration for the filing of a criminal Information in court for oral defamation against the spouses Magbitang. Investigating Committee that respondent violated Section 3(g) of Republic Act No. Consequently, even if a violation of Section 3(g) of the same Act had been proved at the trial, if the case had not been dismissed, conviction for such violation would have been legally untenable. Section 2. This case arose from a complaint filed by Ma. X-4, 30). Records show that private complainant earlier filed before the Office of the City Prosecutor of Manila a criminal complaint for oral defamation against the spouses Eduardo and Clarissa Magbitang. 3019 is also charged, the specific acts alleged as constituting the supposed violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act are “persuading, inducing or influencing unlawfully another public officer, Councilor Rafael M. Mison, Jr., and other public officers of Quezon City to commit acts constituting a violation of rules and regulations duly promulgated by competent authority or an offense in connection with the official duties of the latter, that is, refrain from causing the investigation of the illegal construction being committed by the above-named accused from instituting any action in connection therewith.” This is clear from the connecting phrase “and forthwith, the above-named accused, pursuant to his criminal design” between said phrases and the allegations of specific acts constituting the supposed violation. On April 22, 1966, respondent, as lessor, and the Civil Service Cooperative Store and Consumers Association, Inc., as lessee, entered into a contract covering an unspecified portion of the above property (Exh. The charge for violation of Republic Act No. Corrupt practices of public officers .- 39-A), informing the Commissioner that he (Auditor General) refrained from making any comment thereon because “the question of the validity and propriety of the lease contract was sub judice“. — This Act shall be known as the “Anti-Money Laundering Act of 2001.” SEC. 3019. : 1 – 110-A]. X-4, 40). Q-7212 alleged only a violation of Section 3(a) of Republic Act No. On November 8, 2001, private complainant went to the NBI-AOCD and filed her complaint against respondent for demanding the amount of ₱5,000.00 in consideration for the filing of an Information in court against the spouses Magbitang. After the reinvestigation, the fiscal handling the case held that respondent did not commit the offense charged in the information and upon his motion, the court dismissed the case on December 23, 1967 (Exhs. (Sgd.) (2002). It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. Sometime in September 2001, complainant went to the office of respondent at the Manila City Hall to file her reply to the “Motion to Dismiss” filed by the spouses Magbitang. The rest of the charges were found either not proved or, from the evidence presented by complainant, without merit. Done in the City of Manila, Philippines, this 25th day of November 2002. The Office of the Ombudsman’s main building in Quezon City. 1379, otherwise known as "An Act Declaring Forfeiture in Favor of the State Any Property Found to Have Been Unlawfully TRUTH & JUSTICE Palacio del Gobernador Bldg., Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 210 of the Revised Penal Code) and/or Violation of Sec. In fine, therefore, the information in Criminal Case No. Illegal assignments of personnel for ulterior motives; 5. It was assigned to respondent ACP Velasco for preliminary investigation. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement, though it may also involve practices that are legal in many countries. REPUBLIC ACT NO. They can be investigated by the DOJ-led task … Wherefore, the Honorable Abelardo Subido is hereby required to resign from office as Civil Service Commissioner within three (3) days from receipt of a copy of this order, and if he fails to do so, he shall be considered resigned upon the expiration of the period given. 638. Section 3, paragraph (b), of Republic Act No. X-5; Annex B, respondent’s answer). This is an administrative case filed by Mr. Faustino Tugade against Commissioner of Civil Service Abelardo Subido for various alleged irregularities, to wit: 1. The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has acquitted a former official of Iloilo City of his graft charge after his demurrer to evidence was granted. “No government official, including legislators, is above the law. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) declares that it is the policy of the Government, in line with the principle that public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices, The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. Violation of the Civil Service Law, rules and regulations; Of the above charges, the Presidential Investigating Committee (PIC) created by Administrative Order No. “The Civil Service Recreation Center is a project of the Civil Service Commission, in cooperation with the Civil Service Cooperative Association. 9160] AN ACT DEFINING THE CRIME OF MONEY LAUNDERING, PROVIDING PENALTIES THEREFOR AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 3. 6713, otherwise known as the “Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees;” 2. It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. Respondent claims to have acted in good faith in entering into the two contracts in question. At the hearing before the PIC no evidence was presented to prove that the garage, warehouse or the building or buildings for records depository of the Civil Service Commission as contemplated in the contract of May 27, 1966, had been constructed in respondent’s property (Exh. There is no proof as to what portion of respondent’s property – whether in the unspecified portion leased to the Civil Service Cooperative Store and Consumers Cooperative Association, Inc., or in the equally unspecified portion leased to the Civil Service Commission – the above recreational center adjuncts have been constructed. When complainant manifested that she was no longer filing any reply, respondent moved that a formal administrative hearing be held. Bribery of public officials is penalized under Articles 210 to 212 of the Revised Penal Code.There are other laws that penalize corrupt acts/practices and prohibit the giving of gifts to public officers under certain circumstances.Republic Act No. Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. [REPUBLIC ACT NO. On December 18, 2001, DOJ filed a formal administrative charge against respondent for grave misconduct, docketed as NPS Administrative Case No. Executive Secretary. 3019, otherwise known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, when he executed the contracts of lease of April 22 and May 27, 1966, and actively participated in behalf of the Civil Service Commission in the negotiations which led to the construction of the Civil Service Recreation Center as a national project and authorized the disbursement of public funds to finance said project. Apart from the fact that the dismissal of a criminal case is not a bar to a conviction in an administrative case, the dismissal of Criminal Case No. WHEREAS, Section 1 of Republic Act (RA) No. Complainant agreed to give the respondent the amount of ₱5,000.00 on November 8, 2001, the day when she was to receive her bonus. 26), passed on September 22, 1965, requesting Commissioner Subido “to allow the use of his vacant lot . Thinking that it was the amount of fine to be imposed against the spouses Magbitang, complainant protested and insisted for the imposition of the penalty of imprisonment. 7080 or an Act Defining and Penalizing the Crime of Plunder; c. Involving violations of R.A. No. 1379, otherwise known as "An Act Declaring Forfeiture in Favor of the State Any Property Found to Have Been Unlawfully TRUTH & JUSTICE Palacio del Gobernador Bldg., Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila 02-J-482 (Administrative Case No. Thereafter, the case against Velasco for the offense of Direct Bribery (Art. Corruption may include many activities including bribery and embezzlement, though it may also involve practices that are legal in many countries. Thus, the case was set for initial hearing of the prosecution’s evidence on March 18, 2002. The act complained of being a grave offense carries with it the extreme penalty of dismissal from the government service for the first offense (Marasigan v. Buena 284 SCRA 1). The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. It enumerates certain acts of public officers that constitute graft or corrupt practices, or which may lead thereto, as follows: ... as payments to public officials by reason of their official position are penalized. It appears that respondent is the registered owner of a two-hectare lot situated along the Elliptical Road in Quezon City. Corruption Perceptions Index. Manila, Ma. Malacañang, IMPOSING THE PENALTY OF DISMISSAL FROM THE GOVERNMENT SERVICE ON ASSISTANT CITY PROSECUTOR CONSTANCIO C. VELASCO OF THE OFFICE OF THE CITY PROSECUTOR OF MANILA. Official Gazette of the Republic of the Philippines ... (Art. 3019 (The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) is the main anti-corruption law. It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. The Center includes the construction of a clubhouse to serve as the center of activities, of a bowling alley, swimming pool, tennis, badminton, basketball and handball courts, including the planting of giant shade and ornamental trees, and the conversion of a creek behind the clubhouse as a lagoon with a small foot-bridge spanning it at the middle.” (Page 5, id. ... Republic Act No. Statement of policy. As correctly observed by the PIC, the finding which respondent disputes was based on his own evidence particularly his answer. Office of the President of the Philippines. The following are grave offense with corresponding penalties: xxx. 4-B & 4-C, Ocular Inspection). 3019 as amended, otherwise known as the “Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act;” (2) Republic Act No. The FCPA applies to “all US persons,” including small businesses like nonprofits, and is enforced by the US Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Statement of policy. The Secretary of Justice found respondent ACOP Velasco guilty of the offense charged and recommended his dismissal from the government service. AN ACT AMENDING REPUBLIC ACT NO. Reference Number: RA 3019. 3019 was not involved or charged in said criminal case. Illegal, unauthorized and involuntary exaction of money from subordinate officials and employees for a so-called “Welfare Fund”; 2. The case referred to is Criminal Case No. Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. nagtatala ng marka ng korupsyon ng bawat bansa. It is not disputed that respondent was the investigating prosecutor assigned to conduct the preliminary investigation of the criminal complaint for oral defamation filed by private complainant Pe Benito against the spouses Magbitang. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) The FCPA is the primary anti-bribery law in the United States. It will be observed that to commit a violation of the above-quoted provision of the Anti-Graft Act the public officer need not profit from the contract or transaction, it being enough that the same is manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the Government. The above observation is indeed compelling in view of the fact that purchases of construction materials were made as early as December 1965 under requisition and issue vouchers of the Civil Service Commission (Exhs. 1379 on the unlawful acquisition of property by a public officer or employee; (3) Republic Act No. All content is in the public domain unless otherwise stated. On March 11, 2002, respondent submitted his sworn answer/affidavit. FMM president says the law is needed to prevent corrupt practices in commercial organisations. Download Attachment. Facebook. 3019 ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT Section 1. 95882 of the Register of Deeds of Quezon City. 292, which provides: “Sec. ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT (RA 3019, as amended, Aug. 17, 1960) It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. I can therefore do no less in this case, affecting as it does one from whom much is logically demanded and expected as head of the Civil Service Commission in his actuations and decorum for the emulation and guidance of the rank and file in the civil service. 210 of the Revised Penal Code) and/or Violation of Sec. REPUBLIC ACT NO. Respondent thereupon wrote a letter to the Auditor General on August 17, 1967, asking that a ruling be made on the question of whether or not a letter-guaranty described in the former’s letter of July 12, 1967, “will be sufficient basis for the disbursement of public funds for the Civil Service Commission Center in Quezon City”, to which letter the Auditor General replied on September 4, 1967, that “under the peculiar circumstances of this case, it is my considered view that the problem at hand involves a matter the resolution of which is better left to the judgment of the President of the Philippines”. During the formal administrative investigation, private complainant reaffirmed her complaint against respondent. 3019 ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT Section 1. Under the same count, respondent also appears to have countenanced the designations of his two brothers and a sister-in-law, who are employed in other government office as liaison officers to the Civil Service Commission, which designations were clearly not mere coincidences but were due to their close relationship to the respondent Commissioner. Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. Drilon, however, said that filing of criminal cases under the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act must be approved by the Ombudsman. It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. (Sgd.) Thus, there is a need to maintain the faith and confidence of the people in the government and its agencies and instrumentalities (Estreller v. Manatad, 268 SCRA 608). FERDINAND E. MARCOS As a consequence, the “pay-off” was transferred to nearby Ma Mon Luk Restaurant, also in Quiapo, Manila. Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. To this letter of respondent, the Auditor General replied on July 19, 1967 (Exh. Republic Act No.. 3019 also known as the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act of 1960 This law enumerates all corrupt practice of any public officer, declares them … Statement of policy. This Administration, in comparatively less serious offenses or infractions committed by officials of much lower category, has applied stern justice and removed the erring officials from the public service, as only officials and employees of high morality and integrity have a right to be therein. [Administrative Order Nos. Corollarily, the same act constitutes “grave offense”, under Rule XIV of the Omnibus Rules Implementing Book V of Executive Order No. 33.). President of the Philippines, (Sgd.) His explanation that the amount of ₱5,000.00 he received from complainant represented payment for the cell phone unit that the latter had purchased from him is too trite to be given credence. 3019 (The Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) is the main anti-corruption law. 3019 was later on reinvestigated, upon respondent’s request, and the committee in its supplementary report has reiterated its findings as contained in its original report. Republic Act No. Sampaloc, Manila. ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT (RA 3019, as amended, Aug. 17, 1960) It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. It was not functioning and was in the red when I took over the Civil Service Commission. Lourdes S. Pe Benito 302, July 21, 1971, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). REPUBLIC ACT NO. 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act. REPUBLIC ACT No. Then, at around 12:30 p.m. of the same date, a team of agents from the NBI-AOCD, headed by Senior Agent Primitivo Najera, were dispatched and, together with the private complainant, they proceeded to the “pay-off” place. Anomalous, irregular and illegal appointments; 4. We now come to the possible violation, offense or irregularity that respondent may have committed in the premises. The Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees (R.A. 6713) inter alia enunciates the state policy of promoting a high standard of ethics and utmost responsibility in the public service (Alawi v. Alauya, 268 SCRA 628). Short Title. 3019. REQUIRING THE HONORABLE ABELARDO SUBIDO TO RESIGN FROM OFFICE AS COMMISSIONER OF CIVIL SERVICE. 3019 ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT Section 1. I, therefore, agree with the Presidential Investigating Committee that respondent violated Section 3(g) of Republic Act No. The criminal information in that case reads: “The undersigned Assistant Fiscal accuses COMMISSIONER ABELARDO SUBIDO of Violation of Republic Act No. During her conversation with respondent, the latter wrote in a piece of paper the amount in figure “₱5,000” and showed it to her. RA No. 9160, OTHERWISE KNOWN AS THE “ANTI-MONEY LAUNDERING ACT OF 2001” Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representative of the Philippines in Congress assembled: SECTION 1. It is comprised of two components: anti-bribery and accounting. Manila : Malacañang Records Office. 50 dated April 18, 1967, found respondent guilty of violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Rep. Act No. It enumerates certain acts of public officers that constitute graft or corrupt practices, or which may lead thereto, as follows: 1. GLORIA MACAPAGAL-ARROYO Complainant claims that respondent is guilty of violation of Republic Act No. The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. WHEREFORE, premises considered and as recommended by the Department of Justice, Assistant City Prosecutor Constancio C. Velasco of the City Prosecution Office of Manila, is hereby ordered DISMISSED from the government service with forfeiture of leave credits and retirement benefits and disqualification for re-employment in the government service. No. 3019. The contract stipulated that the lease shall be for a period of three years from the date thereof renewable for a like period at the option of the lessor; that there shall be no rent for the use of the property; that the lot shall be used as the site of the Civil Service Recreation Center for the exclusive use of Civil Service employees, reserving, however, a sufficient area for garage, warehouse for dumping purposes of the Civil Service Commission, and the lessor himself; and that at the expiration of the term of the lease, the lessee shall remove all improvements introduced thereon. (i) Receiving for personal use of a fee, gift or other valuable thing in the course of official duties or in connection therewith when such fee, gift and other valuable thing is given by any person in the hope of expectation or receiving a favor or better treatment that accounted to other persons or committing acts punishable under the anti-graft laws. As aptly observed by the investigating committee, said appointments or designations may not be prohibited by law or regulation but not all valid acts are morally defensible. Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. The Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has acquitted a former official of Iloilo City of his graft charge after his demurrer to evidence was granted. Ndala: The three are Tax Investigation officers at MRA. : 264 – 316]. Statement of policy.. - It is the policy of the Philippine Government, in line with the principle that a public office is a public trust, to repress certain acts of public officers and private persons alike which constitute graft or corrupt practices or which may lead thereto. Q-7212, entitled “People vs. Commissioner Abelardo Subido”, on which this administrative order shall deal later. (1971). Done in the City of Manila, this 21st day of July, in the year of Our Lord, nineteen hundred and seventy-one. The following statements of respondent indubitably indicate this: “(1) I revived the Consumers Cooperative Store. Also in respondent’s letter to the Civil Service Cooperative Store and Consumers Cooperative Association, Inc., he authorized the association to construct temporary buildings, stores, etc., but when he drew up the plan for the recreation center (Annex P, answer to complaint) and took the initiative in its construction, he knew that the center was not a temporary construction. 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act which reads: Section 3. Executive Secretary, cc: Asst. X). Pilipinas. [Administrative Order Nos. 3019. 3019; RA No. Republic Act No. Graft busting body, the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) has arrested three Malawi Revenue Authority (MRA) officers for soliciting bribes. 22 Administrative Offense with its corresponding penalties are classified with grave, less grave grave and light, depending on the gravity of its nature and effects of said acts on the government service. During the reinvestigation, respondent tried to show that of the P23,000 estimated cost of constructing the recreation center with a clubhouse, a bowling alley, a swimming pool, and tennis, badminton, basketball and handball courts, only about P8,000 was spent for the clubhouse which remains unfinished, the rest of the project, except the basketball court, remaining “only in paper”. Section 2. The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. Involving unexplained or unlawfully acquired wealth under R.A. No. 3019 Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (Approved on August 17, 1960). This refers to the administrative case filed by the Department of Justice (DOJ) against Assistant City Prosecutor (ACP) Constancio C. Velasco, Office of the City Prosecutor, Manila, docketed herein as O.P. 39). ALEJANDRO MELCHOR All content is in the public domain unless otherwise stated. However, the said restaurant was under renovation. Verily, the act of respondent in demanding and receiving money from private complainant in the course of his official duty constitutes bribery and corrupt practices as defined and penalized under the Revised Penal Code and the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, respectively. 01-0017-FS. This second contract was executed by respondent Abelardo Subido as Commissioner of Civil Service, representing the lessee, and by the same Abelardo Subido in his own personal capacity, as lessor. Under the circumstances, respondent had the burden of proof to satisfactorily show that the amount he received was not for the purpose as alleged by said complainant. 9160 is hereby amended as follows: Manila : Malacañang Records Office. 51, November 25, 2002, Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO). Edited at the Office of the President of the Philippines Under Commonwealth Act No. Respondent immediately counted the marked bills and when he was about to leave the place, the NBI-AOCD operatives pounced on him and placed him under arrest. … The investigating committee, during the reinvestigation, was able to determine that respondent is one of the incorporators of the Civil Service Cooperative Store and Consumers Cooperative Association, Inc., having contributed P5,000, and thus correctly concludes that when respondent entered into the contract with said corporation on April 22, 1966, and when he took part in the negotiation for the Civil Service Recreation Center he had a direct interest in the corporation. Learn more about the Philippine government, its structure, how government works and the people behind it. 3019] ANTI-GRAFT AND CORRUPT PRACTICES ACT Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Philippines in Congress assembled: Section 1. On March 18, 2002, upon agreement of the parties, in lieu of a formal administrative hearing, the case was deemed submitted for resolution on the basis of the pleading and evidence thus submitted. To avoid criticism and suspicion of favoritism, he should have discouraged their appointments or designations or, if they had already been made when the same were brought to his attention, he should have suggested their revocation. While the aforequoted information contains the descriptive phrases “having financial or pecuniary interest in a building construction and on a land located along the Elliptical Road, East Triangle, part of the National Park, Quezon City, in connection with which transactions the above-named accused did then and there enter and/or intervene or take part in his official capacity and in which he is prohibited by the Constitution and laws from having any interest in a business, contract, or transaction in behalf of the government, manifestly and grossly disadvantageous to the same”, which at first glance would give the impression that a violation of Section 3(g) of Republic Act No. RA 3019 Antigraft and Corrupt Practices Act August 29, 2010. Then Assistant Department Head II Julianito M. Ortigas was initially slapped with violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. Office of the President of the Philippines. The Official Gazette is the official journal of the Republic of the Philippines. Thus, in my capacity as Commissioner of Civil Service, and conformably with my sworn duty as such, I undertook the drawing of plans for the development of the area as a Recreation Center. the "Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act 2. (1) Republic Act No. Another comprehensive law passed to address and curb the commission of malfeasance in government is Republic Act No. This decision shall therefore deal only with the charge on which respondent was found guilty and otherwise wanting. for recreational purposes, under the terms and conditions that he may set.” This contract of April 22, 1966, was followed on May 27, 1966, by a second contract of lease covering another unspecified portion of the same property in favor of the Civil Service Commission (Exhs. Violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act; 3. The negotiations leading to the construction of the CSC recreation center on respondent’s private property was a transaction within the meaning of the aforequoted provision in which the Civil Service Commission was represented by Commissioner Subido. SECTION 1. The PIC in its supplemental report after the reinvestigation states that it is convinced that from the start respondent had himself in mind as the ultimate beneficiary of the improvements to be introduced on his property and that even before the signing of the contracts of April 22 and May 27, 1966, he intended the construction of the Civil Service Recreation Center to be undertaken by the Government and financed with public funds. RA No. Section II of the same article states that the President, Vice President, members of the constitutional commissions and the ombudsman may be removed from office from impeachment for bribery and graft and corruption. As previously observed, the contracts of April 22 and May 27, 1966, contain an identical stipulation that “at the expiration of the term of this lease, the Lessee shall remove all improvements introduced thereon”, but it is obvious that the bowling alleys, the swimming pool, and the tennis, badminton, basketball and handball courts, actually constructed or otherwise, cannot be removed from the leased property without destroying them. Penal laws must be strictly construed against the State. b. City Prosecutor Constancio C. Velasco 01-0017-FS in the office a quo), for grave misconduct. 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