Capitol files raps against Ponio

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — The Provincial Government of Pampanga has filed administrative and criminal charges against Diosdado Macapagal Memorial Hospital Administrator Dr. Eddie Ponio before the Provincial Prosecutor’s Office on Monday afternoon.

Provincial Administrator Atty. Andres Pangilinan Jr., and his members of a Task Force led by General Services Office Head Francis Maslog; Provincial Information Officer Joel Mapiles; and Management Information Systems Office Head Marylou Espaltero personally went to the office of Provincial Prosecutor Lamberto Gonzales Jr. to file Anti-Graft and Corruption practices and Malversation of Public Funds or Property against Ponio.

This came after campaign materials of his brother, Apolinario Gaddi Ponio Jr. who is running for 2nd District Representative, were found being printed at the Hospital Information System Management Office (HISMO).

Also respondents to the criminal charges are Ponio’s brother Apolinario and one Ronald Pacquing, who was caught in the act of printing the materials at the HISMO IT room. Pacquing later told the Task Force that he was merely following the commands of Dr. Ponio.

“We are here now at the Department of Justice (DOJ) to take necessary action against Dr. Ponio’s wrongdoings. I am here with my Task Force and also with the evidence to file against him, his brother, and Pacquing,” Atty. Pangilinan added. According to the Provincial Administrator, they had given Ponio until the afternoon of April 16 to answer. (Press Release)