BACOLOD CITY, (PNA) — The Civil Service Commission has granted the motion for execution of decision filed by Eric Otayde, information officer IV of the provincial government of Antique, who was illegally dismissed by Antique Gov. Exequiel Javier in July 2010.
In a resolution dated Aug. 27, 2013 signed by Chairman Francisco Duque and Commissioners Robert Martinez and Nieve Osorio, the CSC ordered the provincial government of Antique to “reinstate Otayde to his former position as Information Officer IV and pay back his salaries and other benefits from the time he was illegally terminated from the service until his actual reinstatement.”
In the same resolution, the CSC also directed the CSC Regional Office 6 “to monitor the implementation of this Resolution and submit a report thereon to the Commission within five (5) days from its compliance.”
Otayde asked for the execution of the CSC Decision No. 12-0347 dated June 27, 2012 after Javier ignored the order of the CSC dismissing the petition for review that the governor filed with the CSC which affirmed the decision of CSC-6 to reinstate Otayde and pay the latter his back salaries and other benefits.
In July 8, 2010, after Javier assumed office, he issued Memorandum Order No. 031-10 reassigning Otayde to the Provincial Satellite Office in Culasi town.
Otayde started reporting to the Satellite Office on July 13, 2010.
On July 19, 2010, Otayde moved for the reconsideration of the reassignment order issued by the governor.
When Javier refused to respond to his motion, Otayde notified Javier that he is appealing his reassignment to the CSC-6 on Aug. 30, 2010.
In a letter dated Aug. 17, 2010, Javier informed Otayde that he was no longer employed with the provincial government saying that Otayde’s term of office ended at noon of June 30, 2012 since his position as head of the Provincial Information Office is co-terminus with the appointing officer, former Gov. Sally Perez.
Otayde then appealed his termination with the CSC- 6 on Sept. 8, 2010.