a forumer at peyups.com posted this. i was surpised because the principals were fired from UP years back (1997???) i didn't know the case was brought to the sandigan.
i knew dr. posadas way back. he was not the most likable professor around. a former NPA officer, he was imprisoned for much of the marcos years. an aloof and often arrogant academic, he was responsible for improving the UP physics department into the country's top physics institute (though others deserve equal credit). his trouble began when he led a program to develop a new course, technology management. the project bombed and roger got into trouble with some funds issue.
BUT I DON'T THINK ONE SHOULD SPEND 17 YEARS IS GAOL JUST FOR THAT!!!
Ex-UP profs found guilty of graft
First posted 10:36pm (Mla time) June 30, 2005
By Nelson Flores, Inquirer News Service
THE SANDIGANBAYAN sentenced to 17 years imprisonment early this week two former University of the Philippines officials after finding them guilty of graft and unethical conduct.
Found "guilty beyond reasonable doubt" of violating Section 3(e) of Republic Act No. 3019 (Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act) and Section 7(b) of RA 6713 (Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards for Public Officials and Employees) were former UP Diliman Chancellor and faculty member Roger Posadas, and Vice-Chancellor and Officer-in-Charge of the Office of the Chancellor Rolando Dayco.
The 23-page decision, penned by Fourth Division Associate Justice Jose Hernandez, also "perpetually disqualified" Posadas and Dayco from holding public office. The accused were also directed to "jointly and severally indemnify" the government in the amount of P336,000.