Mayor Sabili questions Ombudsman’s 1-year suspension order against him
The Ombudsman ordered the suspension of the Lipa politiko for one year without pay for Oppression and Conduct Prejudicial to the Best Interest of Service in connection to a case filed by a former city hall employee regarding her reassignment in 2010.
Sabili reshuffled city hall employees after he assumed office in 2010, including former Lipa City Social Welfare Development Officer Teresita Pesa.
He explained he wanted to clean the ranks during that time.
Sabili also said the move was within his power as city mayor.
“Finloat ko sya pero may assignment pa rin, may sweldo pa rin habang iniimbestigahan. Nagkaroon ng investigation ang discipline board, ang lumabas dismissal. Despite the dismissal order, I reversed it, I never implemented it. Pina-float ko lang muna habang sya ay naka-appeal sa Civil Service Commission. May oppresion ba na despite the decision hindi ko sya tinanggal because of humanitarian consideration?,” he said.
But Sabili said he will comply with the suspension order after it is served by authorities.
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