Ombudsman scores 2 convictions against erring gov’t employees
24 January 2017
The Office of the Ombudsman has obtained two convictions in two separate cases involving erring employees from the City of Pasig and the Department of Education (DepEd).
In a five-page Decision penned by Presiding Judge Marina Gaerlan-Mejorada of Pasig Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 70, accused Feliciano Toledo II, former Education Program Specialist II of the DepEd-Bureau of Physical Education, was convicted of Perjury (Article 183, Revised Penal Code) for falsely claiming in his Personal Data Sheet that he was a college graduate. Ombudsman prosecutors presented documents to prove that Toledo was not a Bachelor of Arts major in Economics graduate and that he was enrolled in San Sebastian-Recoletos only for one semester in 1977 to 1978.
Toledo was sentenced to a jail term ranging from four months to one year.
Meanwhile, Presiding Judge Honorio Ebora, Jr. of the Pasig City Metropolitan Trial Court Branch 71 also found Francisco Sunga, former Barangay Treasurer of San Joaquin, Pasig City, guilty beyond reasonable doubt of violating Presidential Decree 1445 (Government Auditing Code of the Philippines). It was established during the trial that Sunga used improvised receipts bought from a bookstore to acknowledge the receipt of payments for barangay clearance, permits, docket fees and all other fees collected from establishments within the barangay. The accused was ordered to pay a fine of P1,000.00.###