Ex-lawmaker Edgar Valdez surrenders over pork scam charges

MANILA, Philippines – Former Association of Philippine Electric Cooperatives (APEC)  party-list representative Edgar Valdez surrendered to authorities and was presented to the anti-graft court Sandiganbayan on Wednesday, February 25, over plunder and graft charges in connection with the pork barrel scam.

Valdez surrendered to the Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), which presented the former lawmaker to the Sandiganbayan’s Fifth Division two days after the court issued his arrest warrant.

The court would determine whether he would be detained in Camp Bagong Diwa in Taguig City, or the Philippine National Police Custodial Center in Camp Crame.