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Maths teacher charged with graft

Alvin Murcia



Corruption charges were filed by a ranking Taguig City Department of Education official against the president of the Mathematics Trainers Guild Philippines (MTG Phils.) before the Office of the Ombudsman.

Dr. Ellery G. Quintia, Public Schools district supervisor of Department of Education-Taguig-Pateros (DepEd-TaPat), charged Dr. Isidro C. Aguilar, chief supervisor of the Curriculum and Implementation Division (CID) of the DepEd-TaPat, for corruption.

MTG Philippines is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as a non-stock, non-profit organization which represents the country in various international Mathematics competitions in Asia, Europe and America.

Quintia alleged that Aguilar violated the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act, dishonesty and the Ethical Standards for Public Officials due to conflict of interest as CID chief supervisor, a regular permanent government position with salary grade 24.

He said Aguilar used his position in DepEd to cause undue disadvantage to the government. Since he became the president of MTG-Phils., he frequently travels abroad without securing a travel permit, without filing a leave of absence, collecting his salary in full, while availing of honoraria worth thousands of pesos from the said organization.

“In my sworn affidavit, I revealed that MTG Phils. has been beleaguered with corruption since Dr. Isidro C. Aguilar took over as MTG president in 2016. The price to pay in order to qualify for the training skyrocketed to 100 percent and the travel expenses were overcharged for students who made it to international competition, which ballooned to its highest level,” he said.

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