BREAKING NEWS: JGO cites Dela Cruz for contempt


The House of Representatives Judiciary and Governmental Operations Committee has held Frances Dela Cruz in criminal contempt today, Tuesday but she has not been arrested.

Dela Cruz, who is the executive assistant to Gov. Ralph DLG Torres, appeared before the committee today but refused to answer the members’ questions. Instead, she repeatedly stated that she is objecting to the subpoena that the committee earlier issued. The panel is investigating Torres’ travels and expenditure of public funds. More details to follow.


Ferdie De La Torre | Reporter
Ferdie Ponce de la Torre is a senior reporter of Saipan Tribune. He has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and has covered all news beats in the CNMI. He is a recipient of the CNMI Supreme Court Justice Award. Contact him at

Related Posts

Disclaimer: Comments are moderated. They will not appear immediately or even on the same day. Comments should be related to the topic. Off-topic comments would be deleted. Profanities are not allowed. Comments that are potentially libelous, inflammatory, or slanderous would be deleted.