Ombudsman urged to rule on case filed vs 18 execs

October 21, 2019

CITY taxpayers of Santa Rosa, Laguna call on Ombudsman Samuel Martires with vigor to rule with dispatch on the case filed against 18 city officials and one private individual. 

Pablito M. Encina, a city taxpayer and complainant, claimed some powerful people were allegedly trying to disposes of the lawsuit.

“Hindi po tama ang i-maniobra ang desisyon ng naturang kaso para makalusot sa responsibilidad yung mga akusado dahil mismo ang mamamayan ng lungsod ang biktima sa kuwestionableng pagpapatayo ng Sta. Rosa Sports Complex,” said Encina.

Encina’s complaint was filed before the Office of the Ombudsman on January 7, 2019 and accused the 18 city officials and one private person for violation of the Revised Administrative Code of 1987, Gross Neglect of Duty; Grave Misconduct, Conduc Prejudicial to the best interest of the service and provisions of Republic Act 9184. (Criminal Case) Violation of Section 3(e) of Republic Act 3019 and Act 3815, Title Vll, Chapter 2, Article 208.

Encina said that once his case is judiciously resolved and direct to penalize all respondents, it will be a landmark corruption case that will serve as a pivotal proof on the seriousness of President Duterte’s anti-corruption policy.

“There is a strong evidence of guilt, and that Ombudsman Martires should act on said motions with speed to frustrate all tries to rig the judgment of the case. Moreover, it is inherent in law that all court actions should be resolved with speed to safeguard both justice and rights of parties in the case,” he said.