Sandigan probes guard for receiving soliciting money from Napoles’ lawyer

By , on December 8, 2014


Sandiganbayan Building along Commonwealth, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of DGR Law Offices.
Sandiganbayan Building along Commonwealth, Quezon City. Photo courtesy of DGR Law Offices.

MANILA – A Sandiganbayan security guard is under investigation for allegedly soliciting money from the lawyer of Janet Lim-Napoles for a bogus Christmas party.

The guard is now facing a disciplinary action for his alleged misconduct.

The guard was identified as Security Guard 1 (SG1) Ronald Allan Gole Cruz in a report submitted to presiding Justice Amparo Cabotaje-Tang and Associate Justice Samuel Martires, chair of the anti-graft court’s committee on safety and security.

Also in the same report, the guard’s actions was denounced by his fellow security personnel.

“Madam, we are bringing this matter to your attention because we know that it is our moral obligation to do so, and matters like this could destroy the reputation not only of our division, but also the integrity of the Sandiganbayan that we serve,” Security Officers Darwin Trinidad and Rodelio Lalongisip said.

“We are praying that this matter be given due course, for we cannot afford to let one rotten tomato destroy the image of the entire security force,” they said in the report dated Dec. 3, 2014 that also signed by seven other security personnel.