• Admin complaint filed against Leyte councilor

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    The Philippine Councilors League (PCL), through its executive director Wilson G. Paclibar and President Alma Moreno, filed a complaint with the Office of the Ombudsman on Monday against a Leyte official for grave misconduct, dishonesty, and conduct unbecoming of a public official.

    Paclibar said in his complaint that as a public official, Sergio Batistis Jr., a councilor of Albuera town, should observe at all times the norms and conduct of public officials as defined by Republic Act No. 6713 or the Code of Conduct and Ethical Standards of Government Officials and Employees.

    He added that the repeated acts of Batistis in falsifying official receipts and Certificate of Attendance of the PCL and his enticement of other councilors to commit showed a “dishonest intent and lack of morals.”

    Paclibar also claimed that Batistis has admitted that such acts has started way back and that it was only in Davao City that he was caught.

    Paclibar said he learned of Batistis’ activities during the First National Board Meeting and Continuing Local Legislative Education program last March 4 to 5, 2015 in Camarines Sur.

    Efforts to get the side of Batistis failed as he is reportedly in Davao City to face the preliminary hearing of a criminal complaint on the same case.

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