Philippine Ombudsman orders suspension of Zamboanga del Norte chief exec

Gov. Roberto Uy. Photo ©
Gov. Roberto Uy. Photo ©

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. 


Nelson Flores, J.D., MSCK
A former reporter of the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Manila Standard Today, and a regular columnist of the Metro Manila based daily tabloid newspaper Hataw; Nelson Flores is also the former Senior Associate Editor of the Houston based Fil-Am Press and former anchor of dzXL and dzRJ's weekend talk show Usaping Bayan. Mr. Flores has a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Law degrees from the University of Santo Tomas and Adamson University and a holder of a study certificate from the Diocesan House of Studies, Iglesia Filipina Independiente (IFI). He is a Freemason and member of Reagan Lodge 1037 in Houston Heights under the jurisdiction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Texas and a member of the Missionary Society of Christ the King (MSCK).

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