SEC official ordered to go on leave

SECURITIES and Exchange Commissioner Jesus Martinez was ordered by President Arroyo to go on leave over allegations that he received bribes from the Legacy Group.

Arroyo’s gesture is seen as empty, however, because Martinez is retiring tomorrow after serving a full seven-year term in the seven-man body.

Executive Secretary Eduardo Ermita said Arroyo also ordered Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez and Presidential Anti-Graft Commission chair Constancia de Guzman to conduct a separate investigation.

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