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× Sandiganbayan suspends Mindoro town mayor who aided crew of sunken fishing boat

MANILA, Philippines -- Mayor Romulo Festin of San Jose, Occidental Mindoro --- recently known for helping Filipino fishermen whose boat was rammed by a Chinese vessel --- has been suspended for 90 days by the Sandiganbayan for graft cases.

In the resolution released by last May 22, the Third Division clarified that Festin's suspension was not a form of punishment, but rather a measure to ensure…

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