The Department of Interior and Local Government 12 has served the suspension order against North Cotabato Governor Nancy Catamco who was meted a 90-day suspension by the graft court Sandiganbayan.

The suspension order was handed by DILG 12 director to the Office of the Governor around 4 pm today, August 22.

Governor Catamco was not at the office when the suspension order was served but was received by Provincial Legal Office.

Sandiganbayan ordered the suspension of Governor Catamco for the malversation and graft charges filed against her over the fertilizer fund scam fifteen years ago.

Catamco was suspended by the 6th Division of Sandiganbayan for 90 days for her alleged involvement in the P5 million fertilizer fund scam that included her former husband Pompey Perez and former Poro, Cebu Mayor Edgar Rama.

The respondents each posted a P110,000 bailbond last year.

The couple were accused of overpricing their delivered products by as much as P4.58 million.

Catamco and Perez allegedly conspired with Rama in the delivery of the supposed overpriced liquid fertilizers to the local government of Poro.

The 3,333 bottles of Vitacrop liquid organic fertilizer was said to have been marked up by as much as P1,092 per bottle.

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