Bacolod City Legal Officer Allan Zamora said yesterday that both
he and Mayor Evelio Leonardia have not received until now a copy
of the Civil Service Commission resolution that supposedly invalidated
Zamora wrote CSC Provincial Director Fernando Mendoza, who
came to his office on Monday, but failed to meet him, informing
Mendoza about his position regarding the CSC resolution dated Feb.
26, 2007. Mendoza, he said, went to City Hall to monitor the implementation
of CSC Resolution No. 07-0365.
Zamora, however, told Mendoza in his March 12 letter that the
machine copy of the resolution attached to his letter to Leonardia
was not an official copy and not even a certified true copy.
"In effect, there is as yet no official and legal service
of such CSC resolution," Zamora said. "As it stands now, as far
as the Office of the City Mayor and the Office of the City Legal
Officer are concerned, legally, there is no such CSC Resolution
No. 07-0365," Zamora added.
He also told Mendoza that the CSC will be informed accordingly
of whatever action the mayor will take once they receive the official
copy of the resolution.
"We will file a motion for reconsideration immediately," Zamora
CSC Resolution No. 07-0365 dated Feb. 26, 2007 was issued,
on the request of Sangguniang Panlungsod Secretary Nilo Alejandrino
for the CSC to execute its resolution invalidating the approval
of the appointment of Zamora.
The resolution also directed the mayor to implement CSC Resolution
No. 061312 issued on August last year within five days from its
receipt. Otherwise, it said, he may be held liable for conduct prejudicial
to the best interest of the service or neglect of duty or be cited
But Zamora said that they already filed a petition for review
before the Court of Appeals days after Resolution No. 061312 came
out to take away the jurisdiction of the case from the CSC.*NLG
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