REPORT: Sanction on city exec for admin case out this week

THE CITY government will be releasing its decision involving a high-ranking official charged with administrative cases this week, a source said.

This, after around 50 employees were investigated by the local government’s internal investigating committee for various infractions.

The administrative cases range from tardiness to major infractions such as the misuse of public vehicles, among others.

Earlier this year, Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio signed Executive Order No. 06, Series of 2017, creating the internal investigating committee.

According to the document, the investigating committee shall be composed of City Legal Office lawyer Osmundo Villanueva, Jr., assistant city administrator Lawrence Bantiding, and Human Resources head Erwin Alparaque.

The committee has the following powers:

conduct formal investigations on administrative cases and submit its findings,

conduct necessary proceedings, conferences, hearings, among others, to address complaints against local employees,

report with the City Mayor’s Office, and

perform other functions related to the complaint.

The EO also names three special administrative prosecutors to handle the cases.

The prosecutors are lawyers Enrique Bonocan, Marlisa Gallo, and Janis Louis Esparcia, all of the City Legal Office.

The city administrator’s office has the power to name a new special administrative prosecutor through a memo. Meanwhile, the EO also sets up a secretariat to perform the clerical functions regarding the administrative complaint.

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