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Top navy official faces corruption probe
Navy spokesman Capt. Geronimo Malabanan said the Navy ordered the investigation against former Navy Vice Commander Rear Admiral Joaquin Tan based on complaints lodged by anonymous Navy officers.
Among others, Tan
was accused of amassing millions of pesos from illegal transactions he
entered into with several suppliers on behalf of the Navy.
...Tan is the fourth member of the Philippine Military Academy Class '71 being investigated for alleged misconduct.
could no longer be subject to court martial since he
has retired last March 10.
...The complainants alleged that as the Navy's fleet commander, Tan consolidated all the direct fund support of the Philippine Fleet from the second quarter to the last quarter of 2004 "in the guise of procuring centrally all the requirements of the eight forces and groups under him."
They said Tan
replaced all the procurement and finance officers and appointed his
own team who allegedly entered into multi-million peso anomalous deals with suppliers.
The inquiry was ordered against Rear Admiral Joaquin Tan based on an anonymous complaint which was coursed through Congressman Roilo Golez, chairman of the House Committee on National Defence, said Navy spokesperson Capt Geronimo Malabanan.
...Last year, Tan was named fleet commander after his predecessor, Rear Admiral Gilmer Batistel, went on leave.
Gumising alleged that Tan
"consolidated all direct fund support of the Philippine Fleet from second quarter to last quarter of 2004 in the guise of procuring centrally all the requirements of the Philippine Navy's
eight forces and groups".
Ex-military chief faces graft raps over P8M for pool
Ralph Flores, a former chief of the Air Logistics Supply Command; and Rear Admiral Joaquin Tan, a former Navy Vice Commander.