EXPLAINER: Where Ombudsman lawyers failed in three charges against Dumanjug, Cebu Mayor Gungun Gica over 2014 ‘falsified’ restaurant receipt. Prosecutors lost in Sandiganbayan despite certification of Ding Qua Qua manager and COA disallowance.

WHAT HAPPENED. The Sandiganbayan has thrown out three criminal charges against Dumanjug, Cebu Mayor Efren Guntrano Z. Gica, all arising from the alleged falsification of a receipt issued in 2014 by Ding Qua Qua Dimsum restaurant in Lahug, Cebu City. In his liquidation report, Gica allegedly changed the amount of P11,435 in the receipt to […]

Anti-graft court acquits Dumanjug mayor

THE Sandiganbayan Fourth Division has acquitted Dumanjug Mayor Efren Guntrano “Gungun” Gica of graft and malversation charges following allegations that he tampered with a restaurant receipt in 2014. In a 36-page decision issued on Dec. 9, 2022, Associate Justice Michael Frederick Musngi said they acquitted Gica of the charges filed against him for violating Republic […]