CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY (MDN Mindanao News, June 20) – The Court of Appeals 12th Special Division in Manila has dismissed 24 administrative cases filed by the Ombudsman against incumbent Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno.
The cases filed by the Ombudsman was when Oscar Moreno was still the Governor of the province of Misamis Oriental.
The promulgation was based on the 33 page decision of the Special 12th Division of the Court of Appeals dated May 15, 2019 penned down by Associate Justice Victoria Isabel Paredes, Marlene Gonzales-Sison and Maria Elisa Sempio-Diy.
Aside from Moreno, the court also dismissed the administrative cases filed by the Ombudsman against Elsie Lopoy, Leemar Tinagan, Engr Rolando Pacuribot, Divina Bade and Patrick Gabutina.
Prior to this, then Governor Moreno and other officials was accused by the Ombudsman for administrative Case for serious dishonesty, grave misconduct prejudicial to the best interest of public service, and that same case almost dismissed Moreno as Mayor of the city.
On the same 33-page decision, the 12th Division of the Court of Appeals dismissed the cases filed against Moreno in favor of his legal team’s petition for Certiorari.
“The Petition for Certiorari and prohibition are hereby GRANTED and the assailed Decision issued by the office of the Ombudsman on various dates finsing petitioners guilty of serious dishonesty, grave misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of service are REVERSED and SET ASIDE. Accordingly, the Administrative complaints against them are DISMISSED,” the Special 12th Division of the Court of appeals said. ###
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