What happened to Mayor Magalong? Baguio councilor files graft complaint over P95-M Benguet land deal

Here we are sharing a piece of big news with you that Baguio City Mayor Benjamin Magalong has been encountering lawful action after a graft and corruption complaint was filed against him at the office of the Ombudsman. Since the news has come on the news it has gone viral on many social media platforms. This news has left many people shocked and this news became a hot topic on the discussion. Now many people are super curious to know about the whole information about the news. In this article, we will provide you with complete information about the news.

Mayor Magalong

What happened to Mayor Magalong?

The case has been filed by Baguio City Councilor Mylen Yaranon, who charges the mayor with desecrating the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act (RA 3019) and the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards (RA 6713). This comes with the purchase of a lot in a Benguet town purportedly meant for a socialized housing project. As per the complaint, Magalong has been blamed for the unauthorized land purchase in Sitio Topinao, Tuba, and Poblacion, which was not included in the City Council’s authorized plans. Swipe up the next page for more information about the news.

According to the report, the controversy arose when Magalong aimed at the Council’s mandate to engage in a Deed of Absolute Sale for a lot presented by William Tan and his daughter. While the land was initially priced at P1,500 per square meter, Baguio P95,377,000. Yaranon stated that the City Council never approved Mayor Magalong to proceed with this special land deal. A next inquiry conducted by the City Council disclosed that the buy was not part of Bagnious’s long-term development plans. You are on the right page for more information about the news, so please read the complete article.

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As far as we know, other possible suggestions for housing purposes from diverse lot owners within Baguio have been purportedly ignored. Yaranon highlighted the absence of a feasibility study before the lot acquisition and the lack of a seismic risk study by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR). Yaranon explained that the complaint was embedded in her commitment to uphold the city’s best interest and sought Magalong’s suspension during the investigation. Here we have shared all the information that we had. Currently, the case has been ongoing if we get any information about it then we will update you soon. Stay tuned to us for more updates.

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