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The Office of the Ombudsman has required the office of the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOTr) to submit the status of the implementation of the preventive suspension order issued against Steve Dicdican, General Manager of the Mactan-Cebu International Airport Authority.

In a letter to Secretary Arthur Tugade,  the Office of the Ombudsman mentioned that it has been receiving reports that respondent continues to report to office despite the order for his preventive suspension.  A copy of the preventive suspension order was likewise served upon Atty. Dicdican thru his official email address in accordance with the Supreme Court 2019 Revised Rules of Procedure. As a lawyer, he should not wait that the order be officially served upon him by the DOTr Secretary because he is expected to observe compliance with lawful orders of duly constituted authorities.

Under the Office’s rules on procedure, a compliance report must be submitted by the DOTr within three calendar days from receipt of the Order of Implementation. The office of  Secretary Tugade was provided with copies of the order on 17 December 2020. ###


Public Information and Media Relations Bureau
Office of the Ombudsman
Telephone No. 8479.7300 local 2122