Ex-Cagayan de Oro mayor indicted over refusal to heed CSC order

October 7, 2015 10:05 am 

By Perfecto T. Raymundo

MANILA, Oct. 6 (PNA) — The Office of the Ombudsman (Ombudsman) has found probable cause to indict former Cagayan de Oro city mayor Vicente Emano for his willful refusal to implement a final and executory decision of the Civil Service Commission (CSC), in violation of Section 67, Book V of Executive Order 292, or the "Revised Administrative Code of 1987".

The case arose from a complaint filed by Administrative Assistant III Leonor Esparcia who was transferred and detailed to the city library as watchman resulting to the diminution of her rank or status.

Aggrieved, Esparcia challenged her transfer before the CSC which ruled that she should be restored to her original position.

Emano failed to file an appeal and refused to implement the CSC order.

Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales said that Emano's failure to appeal within the prescribed period rendered the decision final and executory.

Hence, there is ground "to hold respondent criminally liable under Section 67, Book V of E.O. 292 that imputes criminal liability against any person who violates or refuses to comply with its provisions and implementing rules."

"As respondent willfully refused to implement it, perforce, the penal clause of E.O. 292 applies," the Ombudsman ruling said. (PNA)

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