THE Office of the Ombudsman suspends from office Zamboanga Del Norte Governor Roberto Uy for three months without pay after he was found guilty of simple misconduct due to his illegal dismissal of six local government employees three years ago.
In a statement, the Ombudsman says it found out that the services of six probationary employees were illegally terminated when Uy assumed office as governor in 2013.
The dismissal order was appealed to the Civil Service Commission which ruled “that the termination of complainants’ services was invalid and directed the Provincial Government to restore complainants to their previous positions without delay and to pay back salaries.”
Despite the CSC directive, Uy failed to reinstate the six complainants.
Ombudsman Conchita Carpio Morales directed the Department of Interior and Local Government to immediately implement the decision.
Uy was re-elected in the recent 2016 elections to another three-year term as provincial governor.