State prosecutors have formally charged a former governor of Quirino province within the Sandiganbayan over the irregular buy of P4.99 million value of fertilizer in 2004. Pedro Bacani faces two counts of violation of Section three(e) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for the procurement of two batches of NBEM-21 microbial soil inoculant activator with out aggressive bidding. The April and June 2004 purchases have been made in two separate batches of two,710 kilograms and 1,458.33 kg for P3.25 million and P1.749 million, respectively. Ombudsman prosecutors stated the dearth of aggressive bidding gave unwarranted advantages to Akame Marketing International, headed by Bacani’s two coac…

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