Admin disciplinary board submits recommendation on erring market employees

ILOILO CITY, Dec. 10 (PNA) — The Personnel Complaints and Administrative Investigation Board had submitted its disciplinary recommendation to city mayor Jed Patrick Mabilog by beating the deadline set on December 5, 2014 against five personnel of the Local Economic Enterprise Office (LEEO) in reference to recommendations of the Market Committee.

Board chairman Leo Elivencione, chief of the Human Resource Management Office, said the recommendations were based on the revised rules of the Civil Service Commission on administrative offenses that cover grave offense punishable by dismissal from service, less grave offense punishable by six months to one year suspension for the first offense and dismissal from service for the second offense, and other light offense with lesser administrative sanction.

The board was instructed to conduct a thorough and impartial investigation and, if necessary, to file appropriate legal action or sanctions against persons, especially personnel of the LEEO in reference to the recommendation of the Market Committee.

Those probed were five personnel headed by former LEEO chief Vincent de la Cruz, two accountable officers, a market supervisor and a chief electrician.

The city mayor’s Executive Order 2013-29 issued June 21, 2013 constituted the Personnel Complaints and Administrative Investigation Board in accordance with the Civil Service Rules for the conduct of disciplinary and non-disciplinary proceedings.

From the city mayor’s office, the recommendations will be submitted to the city legal office to initiate formal charges.

The Board will recommend to the city mayor the filing of formal charges, imposition of preventive suspension if the charge involves dishonesty, oppression or grave misconduct or neglect in the performance of duty, or if there is reasonable ground to believe that respondent is guilty of the charges which would warrant removal from the service.

The administrative investigation board is composed of the city mayor, Elivencione, city legal office Attorney III Noel Naciongayo, Attorney III Hernando Galvez, Legal Assistant II Atty Richard Jeruta, REACH president Engr. Neil Ravena, and Consolacion Batisla-ong and Pableo Carnicel Jr. as Secretariat.

The Market Committee report showed the discovery of anomalies during the pre-adjudication activities.

These include the rampant conveyance of stalls through the deed of assignment, waiver of rights and sale prompting the Market Committee to declare as vacant a total of 386 market stalls due to various contract infractions such as sub-leasing, transfer thru deeds like waiver, deed of assignment and sale.

The Market Committee also found out the sub-leasing of stalls, unauthorized transfer of the stalls from the original awardees to the present occupants, and rampant alteration of stall and construction of illegal stall extension.(PNA)