Bohol mayor axed for ‘misconduct’

THE Office of the Ombudsman sacked on Friday incumbent Pilar Bohol Mayor Necitas Cubrado for grave misconduct for granting fee exemptions.

The Department of Interior and Local Government was directed to implement the dismissal order on Cubrado.

The mayor was also meted out the penalty of dismissal from the service, perpetual disqualification from any government post, cancellation of eligibility and forfeiture of retirement benefits.

“Being the chief executive of the municipality, respondent evidently overstepped the scope of her authority and encroached upon the powers and prerogatives of the Sanguniang Bayan when she granted exemptions to some residents, without, however, securing the prior approval of the SB thereby deliberately disregarding the provisions of the [Local Government Code],” the resolution read.

On Aug. 27, 2015, Cubrado authorized the issuance of a certificate granting exemptions to several residents of the town from paying fees for the electrical connection of their homes.

Because of such illegal issuance, the Ombudsman also ordered the filing against Cubrado of one count of violation of Usurpation of Legislative Powers or Article 239 of the Revised Penal Code with the Sandiganbayan. 

Topics: Office of the Ombudsman , Mayor Necitas Cubrado
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