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The head of the Armed Forces of the Philippines Medical Center (AFPMC) has been reinstatement, months after being relieved from his post over an alleged anomalous procurement of medical supplies worth P80 million.

In the a statement released Wednesday morning, the AFP said Brig. Gen. Normando T. Sta. Ana Jr. was reinstated as the AFPMC commander effective last Monday.

Military chief Gen. General Gregorio Catapang Jr. ordered his Sta. Ana’s relief last October 14 to give way to a “thorough and impartial” investigation on the alleged anomaly.

Based on news reports, a certain Renato Villafuerte filed a complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman as regards the procurement of P80 million worth medicine and other medical supplies for the AFP Medical Center without public bidding.

However, after an investigation was made, the military found Villafuerte “to be a fictitious person.”

It added that complaints against Sta. Ana was “dismissed for lack of evidence to support the allegations, and nobody testified to substantiate the complaints.” Amanda Fernandez/RSJ, GMA News

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