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SP JUNKS ANOTHER ADMIN CASE VS ALTAVAS, AKLAN OFFICIALS

Kalibo, Aklan. The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Aklan dismissed another administrative complaint filed against the Vice Mayor and certain Sangguniang Bayan Members of Altavas town in this province by denying with finality the Motion for Reconsideration filed by the complainant on the previous order dismissing the same case.

Denominated as SP Case No. 01-2011, the Investigating Committee has originally recommended for its dismissal through an Order dated March 12, 2012 which was affirmed and adopted by the SP in plenary during its 18th regular session on May 23, 2012 through Resolution No. 2012-137.

This case was for Grave Abuse of Discretion, Gross Ignorance of the Law, Grave Misconduct and Grave Abuse of Authority filed by Barangay Captain Joel Mayor of Poblacion, Altavas against Altavas Vice Mayor Joly A. Solita and SB Members Jonathan S. Villas, Rhenee D. Refol, Ronnie I. Panadero, Medialyn P. Barcelona and Nathalie Faye L. Belarmino.

The case stemmed from the non-recognition of the respondents Vice Mayor and SB Members of Mayor as President of the Liga ng Mga Barangay, Altavas Chapter, hence, ex-officio member of the Altavas SB.

On July 13, 2012 however, Mayor filed a Motion for Reconsideration but the committee found no merit on the MR and recommended for its denial. This was adopted by the body in plenary during its 8th regular session on Wednesday, March 13.

Members of the Investigating Committee hearing this case are SP Member Jose Enrique M. Miraflores as chair, SP Members Daisy S. Briones, Raymar A. Rebaldo, Gerrick M. Templonuevo and Victor Manuel M. Garcia as members.

Earlier, the SP has finally dismissed SP Administrative Case No. 02-2011 for the same offenses against the same respondents filed by Arturo Gregorio.

The case stemmed from the non-recognition by the respondents of Gregorio as SB Member who was appointed by Gov. Carlito S. Marquez as a replacement for another SB Member who died on duty before the latter’s term ends.

Gregorio was officially endorsed by the Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino before Marquez has appointed him.

 

BY: ODON S. BANDIOLA