ORMOC CITY– Two former barangay officials of the defunct Barangay District 3 were arrested by the local police after a local court issued a warrant of arrest for malversation of public funds in the afternoon of Saturday (June 1) in Rizal St., Brgy West of this city.

The accused were identified as alias “Anna” 46, married, former barangay chairwoman and alias “Desiree” 55, married, former barangay treasurer all residents of Rizal St., of the newly created Brgy. West here.

The first to be arrested was Anna at about 3: 55 pm in his house in Rizal St., followed by Desiree at about 4: 05 pm last Saturday.

The arrest of the two accused was made by virtue of a warrant of arrest dated May 29, 2024, for the crime of seven counts of malversation of public funds.

The charges stemmed when the two accused were incumbent officials of the Dist. 3.
The court recommended a bail at P60,000 for each count for their temporary liberty or a total of P420,000 for each of the accused.

The arrested persons were detained at the OCPS1 before they were turned over to the court of origin.