PAF whistleblower to be freed

Scheduled for release on October 18

September 25, 2010

Former Philippine Air Force captain Jonel Pogoy would be released from confinement two years after serving his sentence for several violations of the Articles of War over an expose on supposed PAF graft and corruption says Lieutenant Colonel Miguel Okol, Air Force spokesman.

Okol said Pogoy would be released on October 18 saying that appropriate disciplinary action has been served for several violations of the Articles of War.

Pogoy was charged in the military court for writing derogatory remarks against his superior officers concerning the “questionable repairs” of the C130 planes, the cannibalization of plane parts, and the violation of the “No fly, No pay policy”, among others.

Okol however said that Pogoy was detained due to charges of violations of the military’s Articles of War numbers 64(disrespect towards their superior officer), 96 (Conduct Unbecoming an Officer and a Gentleman) and 97 (Conduct Prejudicial to Good Order and Military Discipline).

Pogoy was sentenced on May 31 by the Military Court Martial to two years detention after being found guilty of violating these articles of war in relation to his allegations against the military in the video uploaded two years ago on YouTube, the military spokesman added.

He was dismissed from service after running for public office in the May 2010 elections.

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