comment muna ako... maraming estudyante, including me hated the university president when i was in college... i still believe and this news confirmed that he is indeed corrupt. naaawa lang ako dun sa mga nadamay sa kaso... i personally know some of them and some of them knows me too. kawawa naman, nagamit lang sila... lessons... don't stick with someone doing something illegal, para di nadadamay.
here is the news which was forwarded to my e-mail.
OMBUDSMAN DISMISSED BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY PRESIDENT
THE TANODBAYAN (OMBUDSMAN) HAS DISMISSED ERNESTO DE CHAVEZ, PRESIDENT OF THE BATANGAS STATE UNIVERSITY (BSU), AND THREE OTHERS FROM GOVERNMENT SERVICE AFTER FINDING THEM LIABLE FOR CRIMINAL CHARGES BROUGHT BY FORMER REGISTRAR NORA MAGNAYE FOR UNAUTHORIZED COLLECTION OF GRADUATION FEES AND ENGAGING IN THE BUSINESS OF RENTING CAP AND GOWNS.
Dismissed with De Chavez were:
ROLANDO LONTOC Snr, vice president for academic affairs.
Lontocâ€™s son ROLANDO Jnr, associate dean of Computer Science and information Technology;
PORFIRIO LIGAYA, vice president for Extension Campus Operations.
In supplemental resolution dated July 12, 2005, Tanodbayan Simeon Marcelo modified a joint resolution and joint decision of Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon Victor Fernandez dated February 14, 2005, on a pair of criminal charges by Mrs. Magnaye against the four and five others for falsification of public documents, estafa, and violation of sec. 3(a) and (e) of RA 3019, and corresponding administrative charges for grave misconduct, oppression, conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service, gross neglect of duty, dishonesty, and violation of sec. 5(a) of RA 6713.
Fernandez recommended the indictment of De Chavez, Lontoc, and Gloria Mendoza, dean of the College of Liberal Arts, for violation of sec. 3(a) of RA 3019, as amended, relating to the collection of unauthorized graduation fees; the reprimand of De Chavez and Lontoc for failure to comply with sec. 5 (a) of RA 6713; and the suspension of the three for six months for misconduct in the collection of graduation fees without issuing official receipt.
Fernandez recommended the dismissal of all other charges against the three as well as ligaya, Lontocâ€™s son, Virginia Baes, executive vice president; Amador Lualhati, University Secretary,; Victoria Zaraspe, vice president for finance and administration; and Jessie Montalbo, vice president and dean of computer science and information technology.
Marcelo approved Fernandezâ€™s resolution/decision subject to following modifications:
a. Respondent De Chavez, Lontoc Snr, and Mendoza are hereby found liable for violation of Sec 3 (e) of RA 3019, as amended, for unlawfully collecting graduation fees. In addition, they are also liable for estafa under Art. 315(2)(b) of the revised penal code.
b. Respondent De Chavez and Lontoc Snr are herby found liable for violation of Sec 3(e) of RA 3019, as amended, in relation to sec. 3(h) thereof, relative to their engaging in the business of rental of caps and gowns.
c. Respondent De Chavez and respondent Lontoc Jnr are found liable for violation of sec. 3 (e) RA 3019, as amended, for illegally collecting internet feeâ€™s from students. In addition, they are also liable for estafa under Art 315 (2)(b) of the revised penal code.
d. The Field Investigation Office is directed to conduct further fact-finding on respondent Ligaya for probable malversation under Art 217 of the Revised Penal Code, for collecting Php 200 each from BSU students as payment for Related Learning Experience Fee (RELF) without issuing official receipts and misappropriating the same, and establish with certainty the total amount collected.
e. The Office of Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon is hereby directed to refer to the Civil Service Commission the administrative aspect of the charges relating to nepotism, appointment, assignment/designation, transfer of personnel, and performance evaluation ratings.
f. The Office of the Deputy Ombudsman for Luzon is also ordered to immediately conduct a fact finding investigation with respect to the holding of comprehensive examination and the collection of fees therefore.
g. The Field Investigation Office is directed to immediately conduct an investigation to gather evidence relative to students who rented caps and gowns for the school year 2000-2001 and prior to said school year; and
h. Respondent De Chavez, Lontoc Snr, Ligaya, and Lontoc Jnr are hereby found guilty of dishonesty and grave misconduct and are thus, meted the penalty of dismissal from the service pursuant to Sec 32 (a) Rule IV, Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service, with accessory penalties of forfeiture of retirement benefits and perpetual disqualification from re-employment in government service pursuant to Sec 58, Rule IV of the same Uniform Rules on Administrative Cases in the Civil Service.
Reference: Batangan July 17-23, 2005 issue.
that's all folks!