Marc Jayson Cayabyab,  April 11, 2016

The Ombudsman has indicted former Metro Rail Transit (MRT-3) general manager Al Vitangcol for two counts of graft over the alleged extortion try on Czech firm Inekon in exchange for contracts with the railway system.

In a statement on Monday, Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said she has ordered the filing of graft charges or violations of Section 3(b) of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act against Vitangcol, who was earlier sacked at the height of the extort try scandal, as well as his purported envoy businessman Wilson De Vera.

During the 2013 midterm elections, De Vera was a mayoral candidate in Pangasinan under the Liberal Party but he lost.