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Posted by cybermagic | 7/31/2006 05:54:00 PM

2 Aurora town officials suspended
By ARIEL P. AVENDAÑO Published in Manila Bulletin Online on July 31, 2006

BALER, Aurora — Aurora Gov. Bellaflor Angara-Castillo slapped a 60-day suspension against the mayor and vice mayor of a northern Aurora town who were both charged with gross misconduct and grave abuse of authority by an employee of a logging company operating in Dilasag town for allegedly unlawful collection of road user’s fees.

The suspension was imposed last Friday on Mayor Marilyn Marquez and Vice-Mayor Virgie Vallejo but has yet to be received by the two officials because they were reportedly attending a seminar in Baguio City.

Angara-Castillo said the suspension order has been imposed on the two officials to prevent them from influencing the witnesses or to tamper with records needed in the investigation to be conducted by the sangguniang panlalawigan (provincial board).

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