State prosecutors have formally charged the provincial treasurer of Basilan for allegedly failing to remit P3.69 million in employee contributions to state insurance and housing agencies in October 2008. Mukim Abdulkadil faces four criminal cases before the Sandiganbayan for violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, as well as the Government Service Insurance System (GSIS) Act of 1997, the National Health Insurance Act of 1995, and the Home Development Mutual Fund Law of 2009.

He allegedly failed to remit P2.74 million in premium contributions to the GSIS, and P112,273.11 to the Philippine Health Insurance Corp. within 10 days following the end of the month. He was also accused of failing to remit P832,987.28 in premium contributions to the Home Development Mutual Fund within the required 15 days from collection.

The Office of the Ombudsman in Mindanao recommended that bail be fixed at P48,000 for the four charges. —VINCE F. NONATO

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