With Vic Rodriguez out of Malacañang as govt secretary and at the same time as chief of workers, which he tried to discount for when he knew he would get replaced as ES, the bureau administrators that he appointed should not far behind.
Many heads are on the chopping block.
Two of Vic’s appointees are within the Bureau of Inner Income (BIR) and the Bureau of Customs (BOC), whose appointments raised eyebrows amongst these within the know.
One in all these two appointees was within the drug checklist of the Philippine Nationwide Police (PNP); the opposite was charged with graft throughout a earlier administration.
“Apparently, PBBM wasn’t conscious that shady characters have been positioned in delicate positions, counting on Rodriguez in making the alternatives. I hope that PBBM has realized his lesson from Rodriguez, and may have a direct hand in appointing folks to key and delicate positions,” stated an official who requested for anonymity.
The “PBBM” referred to is none apart from President Ferdinand “BBM” Marcos Jr.
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Conscious of the saying “recommendation unasked is recommendation unwise,” could I humbly counsel at the least three names for numerous positions: Clint Aranas for the BIR, Ariel Nepomuceno for the BOC and Manila Regional Trial Court docket Choose Jaime Santiago for the Nationwide Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Aranas is an knowledgeable tax lawyer who was the BIR deputy commissioner for authorized affairs. He was kicked upstairs – as the overall supervisor of the Authorities Service Insurance coverage System (GSIS) – for being a fly within the ointment to his superiors within the BIR through the earlier administration. Aranas had a clear file on the BIR.
On the GSIS, the earlier administration needed to let Aranas go – a euphemism for being dismissed – after he tried to demand fee from a really highly effective particular person for items of actual property owned by the GSIS.
Nepomuceno was customs deputy commissioner for enforcement through the Benigno “PNoy” Aquino III administration, however he resigned when Isidro Lapeña took over as customs commissioner throughout president Rodrigo “Digong” Duterte’s watch.
Nepomuceno instructed this columnist he couldn’t abdomen the “unacceptable” actions of the boys that Lapena, a retired police common, took with him to the customs bureau.
Like Aranas on the BIR, Nepomuceno had a clear file on the customs bureau when he resigned.
My third nominee, if I’ll, is Choose Santiago, who began as a patrolman on the Manila Police District (MPD) once I lined it as police reporter for the Manila Bulletin.
Santiago was a favourite subordinate of then Col. Vicente Vinarao, head of the MPD’s intelligence and particular operations division, or ISOD. Santiago, a sharpshooter, was all the time on the scene of hostage incidents. He all the time received hostage-takers within the head.
The unassuming Jimmy Santiago was taking on regulation whereas he was a Manila police beat patrolman.
He can be a superb selection as NBI chief due to his expertise in regulation enforcement.
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Talking of the NBI, my apologies to Reynaldo Esmeralda and Ruel Lasala, who have been not too long ago reinstated to the bureau.
Esmeralda and Lasala have been reinstated by the Court docket of Appeals (CA), not by the Sandiganbayan as I wrote in an merchandise in a earlier column.
The appellate court docket ordered each of them reinstated to their former rank of Director III and again salaries.
Esmeralda and Lasala have been dismissed from the service by former justice secretary Leila de Lima with out expenses being filed towards them.
The one purpose the 2 NBI officers might discover for his or her dismissal was that they have been appointed by president Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo as deputy administrators and the newly-installed Aquino administration wanted to have their males to occupy their positions.
The CA ruling protects NBI line brokers and different civil service workers from govt overreach or abuse.
Some salient options of the appellate court docket determination re Esmeralda and Lasala:
• Two natural legal guidelines creating the NBI don’t require extra qualification for appointment. High profession NBI officers, who’re both attorneys or licensed public accountants, should not required to take the Profession Government Service Officer (CESO) course due to their excessive academic attainment.
• Dismissal of a everlasting authorities official or worker with out investigation, expenses and listening to is against the law and violates the Structure and civil service legal guidelines.
• The place of NBI deputy director shouldn’t be lined by the CESO Regulation.
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Roel Degamo was defeated for the governorship of Negros Oriental within the final election on account of a nuisance candidate that was made to run by his detractors underneath the identify Ruel Degamo.
The actual identify of the nuisance candidate is Grego Gaudia.
Roel Degamo, the incumbent governor over the last election, has been proclaimed by the Fee on Elections (Comelec) as the actual winner.
Due to Gaudia, the nuisance candidate, the actual Degamo solely garnered 281,773 votes with the faux Degamo getting 49,953.
In consequence, Degamo’s rival, Pryde Henry Teves, was proclaimed winner with 301,319 votes.
With the Comelec transferring nuisance candidate Gaudia’s votes to the real Degamo, the ultimate tally for the incumbent governor was 331,726 votes towards Teves’ 301,319.
The ballot physique annulled Teves’ proclamation as governor and proclaimed Degamo as governor.
Teves is the brother of Arnulfo, reelected congressman of the third district of Negros Oriental.
Arnulfo’s son is Kirk Matthew Teves who, together with a number of bodyguards, mauled a safety of the subdivision in Parañaque and made him kneel and beg for mercy earlier than them.
Congressman Arnie Teves, who as soon as admitted to being a drug person, defended his son’s abusive conduct.
The Teveses are identified in Negros Oriental for his or her alleged abuse of energy, reportedly beating up folks on the drop of a hat.
Brothers Pryde Henry and Arnulfo Teves ought to be prosecuted in court docket if investigation finds they conspired to place up the nuisance candidate.
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