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Lagayan, Abra: ‘Big-time corruption in a small town

By Luz Rimban, VERA Files Two prominent members of a powerful political family in Abra are facing plunder charges for allegedly embezzling more than P130 million in municipal funds, in what a whistleblower has called “big-time corruption in a small town.”

Abra politician acquitted of gun charges

MANILA, Philippines – Former Abra Governor Vicente Valera, who faces a murder case in connection with the 2006 assassination of his political rival, Luis Bersamin, was acquitted on Tuesday afternoon of charges of illegal possession of firearms.

Palace absolves Abra town mayor

By Christian Supnad DOLORES, Abra —  Malacañang has reversed the suspension order the Provincial Board has imposed on the mayor of this town in what appeared to be a politically-motivated case.

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